Beechworth is a town choc-full of restaurants, cafes and great shopping with an award winning brewery and boutique wineries. Touted as Australia's best preserved gold mining town, the shady verandahs of the many gold-rush era buildings are perfect for the post ride refreshment. Check out the town's Cycle Friendly Businesses when planning your next cycling holiday.
MURRAY TO MOUNTAINS RAIL TRAIL
With over 100kms of sealed off road trails, The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is the ideal way to discover the diverse landscape of North East Victoria. For those who like to feel the wind in their hair, the short and fun descent from Beechworth to Everton Station is a popular ride, especially with the locals. But remember, what goes down, must come back up!
BEECHWORTH MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
The mountain biking scene in Beechworth is thriving, with the small but seriously fun and funky mountain bike park, just on the outskirts of town. There is also Flametrees, a cross country loop that parallels the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, with gullies and cuttings weaving through forest.
Beechworth, by virtue of its hilltop location, delivers some challenging rides for the road rider. Cycle a few kilometres out of Beechworth and you will find some long hills down, which of course need to be ridden back up, unless you are car shuffling. There are some great rides under 30km and longer rides over 70km.