Murray to Mountains 6-Day Autumn Bike Tour

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Autumn Colours

Daily Overview

  • Day 1: Wangaratta to Beechworth - 43km
  • Day 2: Beechworth to Bright - 69km
  • Day 3: Bright
  • Day 4: Bright to Milawa - 73km
  • Day 5: Milawa to Whitfield - 44km
  • Day 6: Milawa to Wangaratta - 18km

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 and the King Valley.

What is included:

  • 6 nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star properties, including pre-tour accommodation at Wangaratta (Sunday 16 April 2023)
  • All meals starting from breakfast on day 1 (but not lunch and dinner in Bright on Day 3)
  • End of tour lunch
  • Hot/cold drinks and snacks from the support vehicle
  • Daily photos to capture your memories
  • 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


$500.00 incl. GST per person

Departure date:

16th April 2023

From (GST inc)

  • $2,689 pp twin share
  • $3,298 single


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

Tour Grade:

Grade 2
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Total distance:


Daily distances:

Average 50km.

Ranges from 43km to 73km per day, with one rest day.


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 $335 or an E-bike (limited numbers) for $545. 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


Accommodation, all meals (except for lunch and dinner on Day 3 in Bright) starting with breakfast on Day 1 in Wangaratta; drinks and snacks from the tour support vehicle, tour guides, use of support vehicles as required.


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.


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.


Day 2: 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 the delightful towns of Everton and Porepunkah, and then make our way into Bright, one of Victoria’s most charming and bike-friendly villages.


Day 3: Bright

Bright has so much to offer that we’ll be spending the entire day here. Enjoy the chance to wander through town, indulge in the local café and food culture, visit the boutique brewery, and immerse yourself in the town’s fascinating mining history.

If the group is feeling energetic, we’ll be on hand to offer support for a cycle either to the top of Mt Buffalo, one of Australia’s most satisfying alpine climbs, or an easier ride along the gorgeous Buckland Valley.

From Mt Buffalo you can take in the incredible rock formations of the magnificent Gorge with views over the Ovens Valley. There are also other shorter rides which may appeal.


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.


Day 5: Milawa to Whitfield - Cycling Distance 44 km

This morning we leave the Milawa Gourmet Region and head along the King Valley and the famed Prosecco Road; a little slice of Italy in Victoria’s High Country.

After a short break in Mohyu we will arrive in Whitfield for a late lunch. Prepare your palate for introduction to prosecco with Dal Zotto Wines. If we have time we can enjoy a late afternoon visit to Powers Lookout, the hideout of Ned Kelly’s mentor Harry Power, before driving back to Milawa for the night.


Day 6: Milawa to Wangaratta - Cycling Distance 18km

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.