Murray to Mountains 5-Day Autumn Bike Tour

We run this tour on request

This cycling tour can be requested or modified as a private, group or corporate bike ride. Please Contact Us so we can help find dates that suit you.

BOOKING FEE

$500.00 incl. GST per person

Daily Overview

  • Pre-Tour: Meet in Wangaratta
  • Day 1: Wangaratta to Beechworth - 43km
  • Day 2: Beechworth to Yackandandah and return - 47km
  • Day 3: Beechworth to Bright - 69km
  • Day 4: Bright to Milawa - 73km
  • Day 5: Milawa to Wangaratta - 30km

About This Tour

Australia’s North East Victoria is known for its incredible natural beauty, fantastic produce and rich history, and what better way to immerse yourself in this increasingly popular region than with our easy-does-it autumn cycling tour.

With small groups, expert support and an unwavering commitment to safety - the Mulga difference - you’ll see Victoria’s high country in a whole new way.

Each of the four seasons provides its own distinctive mix of visual delights but it is in autumn that North East Victoria especially shines. Journey with us on this autumn tour and pedal beneath grand old trees heavy with striking leaves of red and gold.

On this tour we’ll ride the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail with beautiful views of Mt Buffalo. Later we’ll join quiet country back roads to explore the Milawa gourmet region.

What is included:

  • 5 nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star properties, including pre-tour accommodation at Wangaratta (Sunday 5 May 2024)
  • 5 x breakfasts, 3 x lunches including end of tour lunch, 3 x dinners
  • Hot/cold drinks and snacks from the support vehicle
  • Support vehicles provided every day - ride as much or as little as you please
  • Custom built support trailer for careful and safe carriage of your bike and luggage
  • Luggage transfer between your accommodation
  • UHF radio link between yourself and the support vehicle
  • Mechanical assistance and support (limited spares)
  • Tour guides - the owners of Mulga Bicycle Tours are with you every day

Mulga Bicycle Tours is a Ride High Country Preferred Business




Highlights:

Beautiful autumn and sub-alpine views, fascinating local history and geography.


Tour Grade:

Grade 2
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Total distance:

262km


Daily distances:

Average 52km.

Ranges from 43km to 73km per day.


Weather:

For an understanding of the weather experienced in May review the weather statistics recorded at Wangaratta.


Bike Hire:

If you do not wish to bring your own bike, you can hire a standard pedal bike from us for $310 or an E-bike (limited numbers) for $485. Please select your desired "Bike Hire" option when completing the booking form. For more information on our hire bikes click here.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Answers to our most commonly asked questions can be found here - Multi day tours – FAQ


Included:

Accommodation, 5 x breakfasts, 3 x lunches; 3 x dinners, drinks and snacks from the tour support vehicle, tour guides, use of support vehicles as required.


Excluded:

All drinks at dinner and alcoholic drinks at lunch; alcoholic drinks, food, beverages, and other personal items you purchase; room service and mini bar charges; telephone calls made from the telephone provided in your accommodation (see note on credit card pre-authorisation in Important Information); laundry costs; parts required to repair your personal bicycle and repairs to your personal bicycle undertaken by Mulga Bicycle Tours or in a third party’s bicycle shop.


Tour Itinerary

Pre-Tour: Meet in Wangaratta

We'll meet in Wangaratta where we'll start riding tomorrow. You'll be welcomed by Mulga Bicycle Tours guides at our accommodation and shown the best places for dinner tonight.

Accommodation


Day 1: Wangaratta to Beechworth - Cycling Distance 43km

Today we'll join the famous Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail and ride to Beechworth. Along the way we’ll pass through serene natural bush and striking tall gums with abundant birdlife cheering us as we pass.

This afternoon you'll be free to explore the many interesting aspects of Beechworth from historical buildings and gardens to the local brewery and famous Pennyweight Winery.

Accommodation


Day 2: Beechworth to Yackandandah and return - Cycling Distance 47km

The Beechworth to Yackandandah rail trail is the newest section of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The trail takes us through a mixture of bush and farmland and undulates up and down as it descends towards Yackandandah. The town dates back to the gold rush days of the mid 1800's and today is home to many acclaimed artists and crafts people. We'll spend some time here to explore the eclectic mix of galleries, shops and studios and grab a bite to eat in one of the many eating establishments in the main street. We'll return to Beechworth via the rail trail with time to relax or explore in the afternoon.

Accommodation


Day 3: Beechworth to Bright - Cycling Distance 69km

Today’s Beechworth to Bright cycling route takes us through a mix of settled land and impressive areas of natural beauty with striking views. We begin with a short climb to Stanley through magnificent countryside before the long scenic downhill run through Mount Stanley Scenic Reserve. We then journey alongside picturesque Barwidgee Creek all the way into Myrtleford.

After lunch and within view of several alpine peaks, we’ll cycle up the scenic Ovens Valley, close to the Ovens River, on the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail. We’ll stop at the Australian Pumpkin Seed Company, visit delightful Eurobin and Porepunkah, and then make our way into Bright, one of Victoria’s most charming and bike-friendly villages.

Accommodation


Day 4: Bright to Milawa - Cycling Distance 73km

This morning we return to the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail to enjoy the mostly downhill run into Myrtleford where we'll stop for lunch. Continuing on the rail trail we will pass through Gapsted before turning onto peaceful country back roads at Everton, which will take us to the Milawa Gourmet Region.

Accommodation


Day 5: Milawa to Wangaratta - Cycling Distance 30km

After breakfast we'll join the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail for our final leg back to Wangaratta. We'll celebrate with an end of tour lunch before saying our farewells.