Tour de Bright – Cycling Tour Beechworth to Bright

Tour de Bright – Cycling Tour Beechworth to Bright

Duration:
4 Days

Grading:
Easy

From
$699

This Cycling Tour from 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.  Enjoy daily luggage transfers, back up support, gourmet meals and wine tastings, farm gate stops, return transfers and a stress free, fun cycling escape.

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.  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.

Check out more of our favourite Victorian cycling tours here.

What We Love About this Cycling Tour from Beechworth to Bright:

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

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

  • Savour an exclusive wine & food matching session over lunch at the very popular Gapsted winery (note due to COVID this venue is now closed on Tues & Wed)

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

  • All the logistics are taken care of for you, and with on call support throughout you can enjoy your getaway with complete peace of mind

What's Included in Your Beechworth to Bright Cycling Tour

  • 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 2 course dinners
  • Daily luggage transfers and pick up of any purchases you have made (so you don't have to carry any wine bottles!)
  • Return transfers from Bright back to Beechworth (1 hr) (Wangaratta & Albury transfers available)
  • On call support throughout
  • Printed itinerary, personalised marked maps & luggage tags provided
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottle included
  • Lightweight fair trade cycling t-shirt included with your tour

Extras

  • Quality Trek FX hybrid bikes ($100) or new e-bikes ($150) available to hire 
  • Transfers to and from Wangaratta Train station (80) or Albury airport (120 total)
  • Extra night pre or post tour in Beechworth or Bright at same property (200 per room per night)
  • Accommodation upgrades are available subject to availability at $125 per room per night. 

All tour participants receive a Tour Kit which includes itinerary, maps, cycling water bottles, free lightweight fair trade t-shirts and more. 

This tour is self guided so you can travel any day or date that suits you, subject only to accommodation availability.  

  • Single $949
  • Double $729.00
  • Group 6+ (double/twin & made & paid as one booking only) $699.00

There is also a seasonal supplement for bookings over the peak March/April/May period each year.

Note a supplement of $50 pp applies for any tours booked over a long weekend or any Australian or Victorian Public Holiday including Easter. 

COVID Safe
COVID Safe Practices apply to this tour, specifically:

  • All guests are provided with face masks to be worn when in common areas and on any bus transfers
  • All guests are provided with personal hand sanitiser for usage during the tour
  • All equipment is sanitised pre and post every usage including bikes and bus surfaces

 

Trusted Operator
Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.

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Itinerary at a Glance

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

Cycling tour bike tour Beechworth to Bright on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year weather wise?

There are 2 main seasons for travel to this region, although anytime works for us depending on what you like.   These seasons are:
  1. Early Oct - December: warming days, still cool nights, maybe some rain with the change of seasons. 
  2. Late Feb through to end May: warm to hot in Feb then cooling to cold in May.  Lovely in March or April with the autumn colours coming out in full show in May (see here).  It can get cold with some rain possible. 
Of course the more popular times are busier and accommodation can be limited especially for groups. 

What is the (bad) weather policy?

Whilst this tour is self guided, it includes on call support so help is never far away.  Our local concierge is on hand throughout your tour with us and can call in the support bus at anytime if required (you are correct, most not if just a light shower).  We would transport you to lunch, or a wine tasting or similar so your tour can continue as required.

Our general weather policy is for multi day tours: If it is impossible or dangerous to ride we can either cancel your tour and provide a refund (if prior to arriving, TDV to make this call) or our support services will ensure you are safe and still get to enjoy all the inclusions of the tour without any risk if you have already arrived and the weather turns.

Are airport transfers available?

Your pick up from Bright timing is totally flexible.  Check out is 10am (standard) but we can collect you anytime to ensure you reach any flights you have booked.  You will need to allow 1 1/2 hrs driving.  This is an additional 30 minutes from the included drop off which is at Beechworth, so an additional fee of $60 would apply (one way, single person). Alternatively there is an infrequent bus service from Beechworth to Albury and you can catch a taxi from the bus drop off in Albury to the airport.

What accommodation is used?

Accommodation does vary depending on your dates and group numbers, but as a guide we use:

  • Beechworth - Beechworth on Bridge or Provenance B&B (upgrade) or similar
  • Myrtleford - Motel on Alpine or Panoramia Villas (upgrade)
  • Bright - Bright on Track or Bright Bliss (upgrade) or similar

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