Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Adventures

Hop on two wheels to make the most of the last of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail autumn leaf colours. Blue sky days, cosy sweaters, seasonal produce and up to 72km of relaxed riding between the iconic towns of Beechworth and Bright await.

BYO bikes, rent from one of the many local bike shops or take a self-guided tour with gourmet cycling tour experts Tour de Vines. Explore some of our top dining, farm gate, sightseeing and shopping stops along the way…

Breakfast in Beechworth

Fuel up for a big day on the rail trail with local produce and perfectly brewed coffee. Munch on a gourmet bacon and egg roll at Project Forty-Nine. Browse plants and sip coffee at the plant nursery and cafe The Beechworth Conservatory. Enjoy coffee just the way you like it, surrounded by Beechworth’s historic RACV building at mobile coffee bar Little NEV.

Visit Old Beechworth Gaol

Constructed in the 1860s from local granite, the Old Beechworth Gaol is full of storied history. View the gold rush architecture, grab a snack at the cafe, or book a guided tour.

Better yet, this is also the location of Tour de Vines Beechworth headquarters. Pick up your bike and get the locals’ scoop on the rail trail’s highlights before heading off on your self-guided tour.

Lunch with a view at Gapsted Estate

Lunch with a view? Yes please. Taste your way through Gapsted Estate’s cool-climate Alpine Valley’s wines before sitting down to an À La Carte lunch. Gapsted Estate’s menu changes seasonally and is packed with local produce and Italian flair.

History and tall trees in Myrtleford

After a delightfully relaxed long lunch cycle into Myrtleford past majestic trees. Stop at Rotary Park to check out the Historic Tobacco Kiln, go on a treasure hunt along the Mosaic Trail and pedal into Myrtleford township for shopping, dining and more.

Browse hand-picked antiques, locally crafted wares and curated gifts

Indulge in some retail therapy at Myrtleford and Bright’s boutique shops. Browse Red Ramia Trading’s enormous globe-trotter’s emporium for hand-picked antiques, artisan-crafted goods and recycled items. Pick up a holiday memento from Bowerbird Bright, browse crystal jewellery at Be Someone’s Rock and heaps more.

Sip locally roasted coffee

There’s always time for more coffee. Sip where the locals do at micro coffee roaster Coffee Chakra in Myrtleford. Hidden in the Myrtleford Industrial estate, this is a venue worth detouring for. Chat over coffee and mountain views at Punkah Pantry in Porepunkah. Stayed overnight in Bright after your ride? Start your next day with a delectably caffeinated kick at community favourite Sixpence Coffee Roasters.

Farm gates and local produce

Pedal right to some of the region’s best local producers on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Nibble on chocolate-covered pumpkin seeds at the goodness that is Pepo Farms, savour Ringer Reef Winery’s famous rosé and more.

Extend the fun

Having trouble fitting in all the items on your bucket list? Make it a multi-day getaway and extend the fun to experience everything this stretch of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail has to offer.

  • Myrtleford accommodation – Enjoy an overnight rest stop in Myrtleford for cosy accommodation.
  • Bright accommodation – Stay in cycling mecca Bright for mountain views and a vibrant dining scene.
  • Beechworth accommodation – From cosy cabins to luxe spa stays, Beecwhorth has you covered.
  • Tour de Vines – Focus on the riding and they’ll do the rest. Tour de Vines self-guided Tour de Murray to Mountains package includes accommodation for 2 nights, breakfasts, gourmet lunches and a shuttle back to Beechworth.
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