Bike Hire, Shuttle & cycle tours in Beechworth Bright Myrtleford Wangaratta

Day Rides

Wine and Gourmet Food 34km or 65km

 

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  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.

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Bright to Wandiligong to Porepunkah to Bright 18km

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.

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Beechworth to Myrtleford 43 km

 

After spending the morning exploring Beechworth you head off 18km 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

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Bright to Myrtleford 33 km or 66km return

 

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.

Another firm favourite is Lupo's Kiln Cafe, situated overlooking the cycle trail, just as you reach Myrtleford

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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Two day rides

Wine Experience 76 km

This two day ride takes you to your choice of wineries in Beechworth, Milawa, Oxley and Myrtleford.


Day one:  After breakfast and coffee you head out of Beechworth on the Rail Trail and visit Pennyweight Winery, a third generation family run, certified biodynamic winery.

Next it's downhill to on the cycle path, through some stunning scenery to Everton township. Here you can grab a bite to eat, a coffee or one of their world famous milkshakes.

The next part of the ride is 17km to Milawa, which is in the gourmet food region. This route takes you on very quiet back roads through some pretty farmlands.

In Milawa you can enjoy lunch at the Milawa Kitchen, situated next to the award winning Milawa Cheese, Wood Park Wines and down the road from Milawa Mustards.

A further 2 kms brings you into Milawa township with an olive shop, bakery, pub,

smoked meats house, honey and mead and is home to Brown Brothers Winery.

At Brown Brothers you can take part in one of their wine experiences or just relax under the shade trees enjoying a drink or two.

Oxley is an option and is a further 9km and home to John Gehrig Wines, Sam Maranda Winery and the wonderful King River Cafe

Overnight accommodation is available at several AirBnB's, Milawa Motel, Milawa Caravan Park and the Lancemore Boutique Hotel


Day two: Enjoy a casual breakfast and it's along the back roads to Everton for morning tea. The next section is along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail with a slight climb up and over Taylors Gap, then a 4km downhill cruise to Gapsted Winery for a sumptuous meal and wines to match, bookings required. 

You can either end you ride here and get picked up by our shuttle or continue on 7km into Myrtleford, visiting Michelini Wines, a family operated vineyard and winery producing some of the Alpine regions finest cool climate wines before getting the shuttle to Beechworth


To make the most of your ride, don't forget to book our luggage transfer service


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Beechworth to Bright 73 km

Day one: Either spend the morning exploring Beechworth before you head off 18 km down the hill again to Everton. Or head off early giving you more time to explore Myrtleford. You then ride 27km up the scenic Ovens Valley to Myrtleford along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail with a slight climb up and over Taylors Gap, then a 4km downhill cruise to Gapsted Winery for a sumptuous meal and wines to match, bookings required.  Nice cafes, eclectic shops, Michelini Wines  and great wood fired pizza await you at Myrtleford.

Stay at Aderns Caravan Park, Myrtleford Caravan Park, AirBnb's, Railway Motel, Motel on Alpine, Golden Leaf Motel or if you are staying longer try Panoramia

Don't miss Cafe Fez and the fascinating Red Ramia Trading 

Day two: Breakfast at one of the many cafe's in town or start your ride and enjoy the fabulous Lupo's Kiln Cafe, situated overlooking the cycle trail, bookings recommended.

Next stop is The Australian Pumpkin Seed Company to sample some of their award winning produce.

You will have started to see many of the old tobacco kilns as well as some large hop plantations. Eurobin Station is halfway and has toilets and a picnic area. Here you have stunning views of Mt Buffalo. 

2km further down the trail you will pass a Buffalo Berry Farm, with berry pies and great berry ice cream a firm favourite of many of our riders.

just before Porepunkah you will have two wineries to choose from, Feather Top Winery, check their hours as the change depending on the seasons and Ringer Reef, 12 to 5pm seven days a week.

The Punkah Pub and Rail Trail Cafe are popular stops, just in case you are still hungry or thirsty, then it is a beautiful 6 km ride into Bright.

Travel back to Beechworth on our late afternoon shuttle or stay the night in Bright.


To make the most of your ride, don't forget to book our luggage transfer service.

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Three Day Ride

Our Most Popular Ride 110km

Day One:  Start at Beechworth 18km fun, mostly downhill run to Everton through historic rail cuttings, past wineries and spectacular scenery, then 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.

Day 2: After spending the morning exploring Beechworth you head off 18km down the hill again to Everton, don't worry it's good fun and well worth doing twice.  You then ride 27km up the scenic Ovens Valley to Myrtleford along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail with a slight climb up and over Taylors Gap, then a 4km downhill cruise to Gapsted Winery for a sumptuous meal and wines to match, bookings required.

Nice cafes and restaurants, eclectic shops a couple of wineries  and great wood fired pizza  await you at Myrtleford.

Stay at Aderns Caravan Park, Myrtleford Caravan Park, AirBnb's, Railway Motel, Motel on Alpine, Golden Leaf Motel or if you are staying longer try Panoramia

Don't miss Cafe Fez and the fascinating Red Ramia Trading 

Day 3: Breakfast at one of the many cafe's in town or start your ride and enjoy the fabulous Lupo's Kiln Cafe, situated overlooking the cycle trail, bookings recommended.

Next stop is The Australian Pumpkin Seed Company to sample some of their award winning produce.

You will have started to see many of the old tobacco kilns as well as some large hop plantations. Eurobin Station is halfway and has toilets and a picnic area. Here you have stunning views of Mt Buffalo. 

2km further down the trail you will pass a Buffalo Berry Farm, with berry pies and great berry ice cream a firm favourite of many of our riders.

just before Porepunkah you will have two wineries to choose from, Feather Top Winery, check their hours as the change depending on the seasons and Ringer Reef, 12 to 5pm seven days a week.

The Punkah Pub and Rail Trail Cafe are popular stops, just in case you are still hungry or thirsty, then it is a beautiful 6 km ride into Bright.

Travel back to Beechworth on our late afternoon shuttle or stay the night in Bright.

To make the most of your ride, don't forget to book our luggage transfer service.

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