Tour de Active North East – Guided Cycling Tour in Australia

Tour de Active North East – Guided Cycling Tour in Australia

Duration:
6N/7D

Grade:
Easy

From
$ 2,799

Join us on this exclusive guided cycling tour in Australia. Explore beautiful north east Victoria and experience the incredible Alpine scenery this region is famous for.  The cycling tour is graded as easy and almost all of the riding uses off road, paved trails that are safe and fun to ride.   There is a particular focus on the world class food and wine offerings this region of Australia is becoming famous for.

Exploring the north east region of Victoria, an easy drive, flight or train from Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney, this 7 day/6 night tour will leave you amazed at this incredible part of Australia.  Cycling at the foot of the Australian Alps (yes there are big ski mountains in Australia), mountain scenery is never far away.  Nor are some of the best cellar doors in Australia, or an award winning cheese farm.  This region of Australia always surprises our guests with the quality and variety of the culinary offerings.

The cycling on this tour covers the length of the sealed Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, which is a delight to ride.  Starting in Rutherglen, and riding the full length of the Rail Trail to Bright, plus the new extension to Harrietville (optional day in Bright).  The tour includes accommodation in quality 4 star + properties, in Rutherglen, Beechworth, Milawa, Myrtleford and Bright (2 nights).

Fully guided, with support vehicle close by throughout, cycle without a care in the world on Australia's best Rail Trail.

What We Love About this Cycling Tour:

  • Cycle the length of the iconic Murray to Mountains rail trail - a paved, off road path

  • Sample world class produce direct from the farmers gate (cheese tasting, olive oil, pumpkin seed & more)

  • Experience stunning mountain scenery of the Alpine Valley. 

  • Learn the region's secrets and history with your informative local guide

  • Enjoy the fun, social environment of a small group tour with like minded travellers. 

What's included in your great value Guided Cycling Tour in Australia package:

  • 6 nights 4 star accommodation throughout (twin share available) - contact us for specifics
  • All meals with some incredible award winning restaurant and farm gate experiences (this is worth the price on it's own we think!!)
  • All wine tastings and farm gate visits
  • Transfers to and from your arrival and departure point
  • Services of a local experienced cycling guide plus support vehicle throughout
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottles
  • Fair trade t-shirts perfect for cycling (polyester with a soft cotton feel)
  • Detailed printed itinerary, marked maps & more in your Tour Kit
  • PLUS 2 x exclusive private wine tastings

Optional Extras

  • Quality Trek FX hybrid bikes with helmet
  • Electric assist bikes with helmet

This cycling tour has limited departures and is strictly limited to a small group. The tours do fill up quickly.

See dates and availability on the calendar on this page.

Tour Dates for 2022/23:
2022: Arrive Rutherglen Monday 14th November finishing in Rutherglen Sunday 20 November 2022

2022: Arrive Rutherglen Monday 5th December finishing in Rutherglen Sunday 11th December 2022

2023: Arrive Rutherglen Monday 27th February finishing in Rutherglen Sunday 5th March 2023

2023: Arrive Rutherglen Monday 20th March finishing in Rutherglen Sunday 26th March 2023

2023: Arrive Rutherglen Monday 1st May finishing in Rutherglen Sunday 7th May 2023

Request an itinerary below or contact us to discover more detail on this exclusive tour.

COVID Practices
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 use including bikes and bus surfaces

 

Accommodation
6 nights accommodation is included. You will stay in very comfortable hotels, mostly 4*. All rooms have en-suite shower or bath facilities. Prices are based on two sharing in twin or double rooms. Singles are available on request. Where possible, we choose hotels well located to enable you the freedom to explore the local area.  Variations may occur depending on specific dates and group size and make up. 

Meals
Most meals are included, and we carefully select the restaurants and venues for cuisine and ambience, and favour those that use local produce. We are happy to arrange for our restaurants to cater for specific dietary requirements and allergies etc. where notified in advance.

Bikes and Equipment
Tour de Vines can provide well maintained hire bikes & helmets as required, or you can BYO your bike. There are 2 styles of bikes to choose from as follows (prices vary see website for latest rates): Trek FX Our new Trek FX 24 gear hybrid bikes combine great performance with upright comfort. A beautiful bike, easy to ride, this bike offers a best-of both-worlds combination of road bike and city bike comfort. 24 gears means you can handle any hills easily. Water bottle holders and rear racks attached to carry any extras you have without having to use a backpack.

E-Bikes
We have a range of e-bikes available to hire including the commuter style and Australian designed Velectrix. These bikes are amazing to ride, just like any regular bike but the pedal assist technology provides an extra boost when additional pressure is applied to the pedals. Super easy to use, just like a normal bike with brakes, gears and a very comfortable upright position. Go further with an eBike!

See more about our bikes

Guides, Luggage Transfers & Support
On small group departures, you have the services of a local guide cycling with you throughout. The guides are enthusiastic experts on the local area and will be able to sort out any problems or special requests that you might have. On all tours a support bus carries all luggage daily and will always be available for anyone at any point during the day. If for instance you want to take a day off the bike, or if a particular day seems a little hard, the bus will take you for as long or as little as you wish it to. Any purchases you make are also collected and included in your luggage transfers.

Why Travel with Tour de Vines?
A Trusted operator,  Tour de Vines has been running tours in this region since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, 2020 & 2021 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 escape with us.

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Itinerary at a Glance

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Frequently Asked Questions

What accommodations is used for this tour?

Accommodation may vary depending on specific dates and group numbers, but as a guide we use:
Rutherglen - Tuilleries
Milawa - Lancemore at Milawa
Beechworth - Freeman on Ford 
Myrtleford - Panoramia Villas 
Bright - Centerary Peaks (2 nights)

Does this tour include arrival and departure transfers?

Yes, this tour includes pick up and departure transfers on the start day and end dates of the tour (not before or after but can be arrange for additional fee).

Arrival.  Picks up are included from Albury train station or Albury airport.

Departure: This tour includes a transfer from Bright back to Rutherglen (vehicles can be safely left here) or Albury train station or Albury airport.  We depart Bright at 10am with a 2 hour journey to Rutherglen.  

Onward flights or trains should be booked for 1pm or after to be sure of arriving on time. 

Are e-bikes available?

You are welcome to BYO your own bike/s or you can hire from any of our quality fleet. 

Choose from:

Trek FX hybrid with rear rack, water bottle cage, water bottle and pannier bag

Velectrix E-bike (urban) with rear rack, water bottle cage, water bottle and pannier bag. 

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