Murray to Mountains Rail Trail – Small Group Weekends
Fri - Sun
Ride the iconic Murray to Mountains Rail Trail stress free. Tour de Vines is the only provider of small group, fully guided cycling tours on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. This exclusive cycling tour is an all inclusive, small group weekend complete with meals, accommodation, local guide, special wine tastings, gourmet food, luggage transfers and transport. Group tours depart select weekends from October to May and do book out well in advance. Take the stress out of your weekend away, enjoy this wonderful easy cycling escape in the gourmet North East Victoria region along the famous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.
Cycling in a small group is great fun! Make new friends, meet new people or grab a bunch of friends and partners and book a weekend away, knowing that everything is taken care of for you. (PS if you don't like group tours this same bike tour is available self guided)
Our Murray to Mountains Rail Trail group tours also enjoy some extra privileges, including exclusive wine tasting tutorials, access to talks from local farm gate producers and more. The cycling group size is limited to 10 riders plus your guide, so it's small enough to get to know your fellow riders, cycle at your own pace with no pressure and enjoy the ambience of the beautiful scenery and surrounds.
What We Love About This Tour
- The food! Your tour includes 1 group dinner, 2 x full breakfasts, 2 x winery gourmet lunches and lots of snacks and tastings in between!
- The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail itself is a wonderful paved off road cycling path that is a joy to ride
- The Alpine scenery of North East Victoria
- The historic town of Beechworth, the small & lovely Myrtleford and famously beautiful Bright, all different and all great places to visit
- Cycling in a small group, making new friends and enjoying the company of others whilst you cycle, sip, taste and admire the scenery without a care in the world!
Your Murray to Mountains Rail Trail cycling tour includes:
- Two (2) x nights 3.5 star central accommodation (own room with ensuite)
- 2 x full breakfasts with coffee/tea
- 2 x gourmet winery lunches
- 1 x group dinner
- All produce and wine tastings (including an EXCLUSIVE food & wine tasting at Gaspted Wines)
- Daily luggage transfers
- Local qualified, informative guide & on call support if required (although the cycling is pretty easy)
- Return transfers from Bright back to Beechworth
- Collection of any purchases you made along the way (yes you can buy wine!!)
- Environmentally friendly (non plastic) cycling water bottle
- Lightweight fair trade made cycling t-shirt (our guests love these tees!)
This tour departs on select weekend dates. See the calendar for dates and live availability below.
Prices are also listed below.
Scheduled Murray to Mountains Rail Trail cycling tour dates (start Friday night)
16 - 18 Oct: AVAILABLE
23 - 25 Oct: FULL
13 - 15 November 2020: AVAILABLE
27 - 29 November 2020: LIMITED
26 - 28 Feb: AVAILABLE
5 - 7 March: AVAILABLE
26 - 28 March: AVAILABLE
16 - 18 April: AVAILABLE
30 April - 1 May: AVAILABLE
COVID Safe 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
- All venues visited are implementing safe distancing and sanitising procedures.
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.
"We had an absolutely great time...I have been raving about it at work and passed on your details. Thank you so much for having us on the tour, and we are looking forward to next year".
Kathy Oct 19
“Just wanted to say thanks for organising a wonderful tour over the weekend. We had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Overall a fabulous trip”.
Terry Jan 20.
Itinerary at a Glance
Make your way to Beechworth (3+ hours north east of Melbourne). Train or Albury transfer available.
Meet your guide and fellow travellers at our fun group dinner.
Enjoy a cooked breakfast, fit our bikes & cycle the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to Myrtleford. Exclusive wine tastings + winery lunch at Gapsted.
Today ride the scenic Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to Bright + farm gates + winery lunch.
Bus collection with bikes, luggage and purchases and transfer back to Beechworth. Tour ends around 5pm Sunday afternoon.
Cycling distance 30kms (flat)
Frequently Asked Questions
You are welcome to BYO (bring your own) bike or to hire from our quality range of bikes.
Choose from 27 gear Trek FX hybrid bikes, a joy to ride. Or enjoy the fun of an e-bike.
The group size is strictly limited to 10 guests, plus your guide. Weekend dates do fill up so make sure you book early on the scheduled departures.
Most meals are included in your tour, as follows:
- Friday night dinner
- Saturday morning breakfast with hot drinks (coffee/tea/chai)
- Sumptuous platter and wine tasting lunch at Gapsted
- Sunday morning full breakfast
- Sunday winery lunch with wine tastings
There is a lot of food included in your tour!
Accommodation is central, good quality ensuite hotel rooms.
We use the following:
- Beechworth: Armour Motor Inn
- Myrtleford: Motel on Alpine