The Great Victorian Rail Trail winds its way between the country towns of Mansfield and Tallarook. Hugging the Goulburn River, the trail takes you through unique country towns and villages, over the majestic Lake Eildon and past some spectacular High Country mountain scenery, rich farmland brimming with birdlife and the magnificent stands of ancient red gums.
THE CHEVIOT TUNNEL
Take a spin through the historic 201m long Cheviot Tunnel and explore the old Alexandra Station with its Timber Tramway and Museum.
BY THE SHORES OF LAKE EILDON
The Great Victorian Rail Trail boasts almost 50 water crossings as it follows the Goulburn River and traverses a glimmering Lake Eildon over the Bonnie Doon Bridge. Pack a picnic or a rod and while away a relaxing afternoon by the shores of the lake.
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD
The Mansfield foodie culture rivals the big cities, boasting artisan coffee roasters, a craft microbrewery, hand made ice creams and estate grown wines to name a handful. Before you hit the trailhead in Mansfield, fortify your picnic with some of these tasty local treats.
MANSFIELD FARMERS' MARKETS
Co-ordinate your ride with the local Mansfield Farmers' Markets, which pops up in the centre of town on the 4th Saturday of every month, just a hop skip and a pedal from the start of the trail. From goats cheese to cider, the market is bursting at the seams with locally grown and made quality produce.