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Tour de Bright – Cycling Tour Beechworth to Bright

Style:Self guided Difficulty: Easy Length:3 days

This Cycling Tour Beechworth to Bright in North East Victoria is the perfect long weekend or mid week escape.  Explore historic Beechworth before cycling on the safe, iconic Murray to Mountains Rail Trail through Myrtleford and then onto gorgeous Bright, discovering wonderful wineries, food and produce outlets all under the gaze of the beautiful Victorian Alps.

3 nights accommodation is included, a night in each of Beechworth, Myrtleford and Bright in the stunning Alpine Valley of North East Victoria.  Enjoy daily luggage transfers, back up support, gourmet meals and wine tastings, farm gate stops, return transfers and a stress free, fun cycling escape.

The Cycling Tour Beechworth to Bright

Your tour is a 3 night itinerary with 2 cycling days and is self guided, so you can choose any day or date that suits you and cycle at your own pace.  All maps, itinerary, water bottles and more are provided.  This is an all inclusive tour, so all you need to do is make the booking and everything is done for you.  Your tour includes special stops and secret spots along the way that we have discovered for you.

The cycling is relatively easy, in fact it is easy! Riding along the well paved, well sign posted Murray to Mountains Rail Trail – it’s off road, safe and stress free. The rail trail runs all the way from Beechworth to Bright making navigation simple. Enjoy stunning vistas down the Alpine Valley, cycling underneath towering Mt Buffalo whilst passing poplar trees, hops farms, wineries, berry farms and so much more.

What’s included in your cycling tour

When you check what’s included, this is a great value package:

  • 3 nights quality accommodation (B&B, hotel ensuite 3.5-4.5 star standard)
  • 3 x cooked breakfasts
  • 2 x sumptuous winery platter lunches with wine tastings
  • 2 x restaurant 2 course dinners
  • Daily luggage transfers and pick up of any purchases you have made (no carrying wine bottles!)
  • Return transfers from Bright back to Beechworth (1 hr) (Wangaratta & Albury transfers available)
  • On call support throughout
  • Printed itinerary, marked maps, luggage tags
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottles
  • Lightweight fair trade cycling t-shirt
  • Quality Trek FX hybrid bikes or new e-bikes available to hire (extra)


Cycling Tour Bikes

The cycling distances are around 30-40kms per day with the majority downhill or flat. We have new 24 gear flat bar Trek bikes available to hire or if you’re in any doubt, why not hire one of our new eBikes. These are like any normal bike but come with ‘pedal assist’ technology that gives you a little extra boost when you need it, meaning you can keep up with friends or get to your destination without any stress.These can all be added during your booking online. See our bike range here.  Or of course you are welcome to BYO bike.

*Accommodation can book out for peak holiday and long weekend dates so it’s wise to book any preferred dates early. There is a $50pp surcharge for tours that include any Victorian public holiday dates. 

Tour Highlights

  1. Dine at some terrific food and wine venues in this growing gourmet region

  2. Cycle the paved, off road Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and enjoy the stunning Alpine scenery

  3. Savour an exclusive wine & food matching session over lunch at the very popular Gapsted winery

  4. Relax and enjoy this beautiful escape, unwind from the daily grind in stunning north east Victoria

Itinerary at a glance   

Day 1
Arrive anytime into Beechworth enjoy the historic cobbled streets of this delightful town before you first gourmet dinner. Overnight at a lovely local B&B.
Day 2
After a hearty breakfast, cycle to Myrtleford stopping at an organic winery, a historic pub, a modern winery where we enjoy an exclusive food & wine matching session, and try some local Italian varieties. Dinner and overnight in Myrtleford included (Distance 43kms)
Day 3
Enjoy a cafe breakfast, cycle to Bright stopping at the pumpkin seed farm, Ringer Reef winery for lunch and more.  The ride is flat, beautifully scenic and a joy as you enter the popular town of Bright for overnight.  Enjoy a huge choice of dining venues. Cycling distance 30kms.
Day 4
Look around Bright before your transfer service takes you back to Beechworth (together with any purchases you have made), or your onward travels (train station, airport), when your tour sadly concludes.

Testimonials & reviews

"My wife and I just completed the Beechworth to Bright Tour de Vines and loved the experience.  We enjoyed this tour immensely, and came back feeling like we had 2 weeks away.  Looking forward to another Tour de Vines. Great value for experience."  Trip Advisor Review, Visited March 2016

"We had the most fabulous time on this self guided bicycle tour.  We started in Beechworth after Bernard collected us from the airport in Albury. He got us sorted with our bikes and were then on our way. We did have a puncture on day 2 in Myrtelford so we rang Bernard who came out to us and fixed the tyre and we were on our way in no time!!!!  Great accommo, great food and choice of wineries.  I will do this again!"   Trip Advisor, April 18

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