Start at Beechworth 16km fun downhill run to Everton Station through historic rail cuttings, past wineries and spectacular scenery, then 28km to Wangaratta and finally 18km to Milawa all of which is on the rail trail except a small part through Wangaratta.
The other shorter option is to leave the rail trail at Everton and take a ride along quiet back roads (fully sealed) through lovely farm land to the Milawa Cheese Factory and then Milawa itself.
Milawa is a gourmet food and wine area with lots of local food producers and wineries to visit and spend time sampling food and tasting wines.
At the end of your day get picked up by our shuttle bus from one of the wineries or cafes and be taken back uphill to Beechworth which is a beautiful historic town with great cafes restaurants and places to visit.
Leaving Bright you cycle gently uphill to the picturesque village of Wandiligong, 6km. Here you can visit the hedge maze, explore some of the artists shops or have a beer in the Wandi Pub.
Then it's all downhill from here. Cruise back through Bright enjoying the stunning alpine scenery and marvelling at the paragliders as the soar through the skys before landing next to the rail trail. Carry on 6km past Bright along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to Porepunkah. This small but pretty town is on the banks of the Ovens River. Pop in for a coffee or meal at on of the cafes or sample some local wines at the two wineries just a few km's past the village.
The return ride back to bright takes you through some stunning avenues of trees, especially beautiful in autumn.
After spending the morning exploring Beechworth you head off 16km down the hill again to Everton. Then head 27km up the valley to Myrtleford. On the way you can visit several wineries, enjoy a beer at a country pub or a world famous hamburger at the Everton Store. Nice cafes, eclectic shops a couple of wineries and great Italian dining at await you at Myrtleford.
Stay the night or get the return shuttle to Beechworth
Starting in the centre of Bright you head out on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail for 6km to Porepunkah. Here you will find the iconic Rail Trail Cafe, the Punkah Pub and some great swimming areas on the Ovens River. Leaving Porepunkah you will have two wineries to choose from, Ringer Reef, 12 to 5 seven days a week and Feather Top Winery, check their hours as the change depending on the seasons.
Further down the trail you will pass a berry farm, with great ice cream. Eurobin Station is halfway and has toilets and a picnic area. Here you have stunning views of Mt Buffalo. You will start to see many of the old tobacco kilns as well as some large hop plantations
Ovens has the fabulous Pumpkin Seed and Oil shop and is a must to visit.
Just past here is the Happy Valley Hotel, which offers lovely meals Wed to Sunday.
Once at Myrtleford don't miss Cafe Fez and the fascinating Red Ramia.
Michelini Wines is a family owned winery celebrating a 150 winemaking tradition
Stay the night, ride back or take our shuttle to end a beautiful ride
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