Tour de Active North East – Guided Cycling Tour in Australia
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 with 6 days of scenic cycling, 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 Beechworth 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 Beechworth (2 nights), 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 sealed, off road cycling trail
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
- Meals as listed (nearly all) 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 (Wangaratta train station, Albury airport) on the start and end dates of the tour
- 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
- Quality Trek FX hybrid bikes with helmet
- Electric assist bikes with helmet
This exclusive cycling tour has scheduled departures and is strictly limited to a small group. The tours do fill up quickly.
See live dates and availability on the calendar on this page.
2024: Arrive Beechworth Monday 18th March finishing back in Beechworth morning of Sunday 24th March 2024.
2024: Arrive Beechworth Monday 29th April finishing back in Beechworth morning of Sunday 5th May 2024.
This tour can be run on a private basis or on a self guided basis.
Request an itinerary below or contact us to discover more detail on this exclusive tour.
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.
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.
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, 2022 & 2023 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.
Itinerary at a Glance
Arrive Beechworth (transfers available). Restaurant meal and overnight 4 star accommodation.