Both of these rides along the Great Victorian Rail Trail are great for beginners and families wanting a longer ride. There are hilly sections along the way, so be prepared for a bit of a push uphill (or freewheel down!).
YARCK TO MERTON (19KM)
The trail runs behind Yarck township, but it’s worth riding the 100 metres into town to stop for refreshments. From Yarck travel through scenic farms to Merton Gap – the trail’s highest point at 397 metres. At Merton, wander through the area managed by Merton Landcare or stroll through the historic cemetery. This ride does get hilly, so more suitable for people with good riding fitness.
BONNIE DOON - MANSFIELD (22KM)
Heading east the trail crosses Lake Eildon over the 385 metre Bonnie Doon Bridge and passes through stunning high country farmland. The trail passes through the Mullum Wetlands before arriving at Mansfield Railway Station & the Visitor Information Centre. Great for beginners and families wanting a longer ride.