A Bike Ride into the King Valley

Food, Wine, History & Rail Trails

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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 cycling tour.

With a bit of luxury, 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.  

When you mix in the region's vibrant food and wine culture, fascinating attractions and laid-back atmosphere, you’ll find our High Country Victoria cycling tour is the perfect balance of gourmet indulgence and the great outdoors.

What is included:

  • Accommodation in 3 or 4 star properties
  • All meals (except for Day 3 in Bright)
  • End of tour dinner
  • Visits to regional food and wine producers
  • Hot/cold drinks and snacks from the support vehicle
  • Daily photos to capture your memories
  • Daily maps and elevation profiles
  • 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

BOOKING FEE

$500.00 incl. GST per person

Departure date:

12th October 2020

From (GST inc)

  • $0 pp twin share
  • $0 single

Payment Methods:

Payments can be made via Visa, MasterCard or electronic funds transfer.


Highlights:

Gourmet food and wine, beautiful sub-alpine views, fascinating local history and geography.


Start:

Beechworth, Victoria, 1.00pm
See below for transfers


Finish:

Whitfield, Victoria, approx. 9.00am
See below for transfers


Tour Grade:

Grade 2
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Total distance:

270km


Daily distances:

Average 54km.

Ranges from 40km to 73km per day, with one rest day.


Weather:

For an understanding of the weather experienced in October 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 $275 or an E-bike (limited numbers) for $480. 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, all meals and snacks (except for all meals on Day 3 in Bright), drinks and snacks from the tour support vehicle, tour guides, daily maps and itineraries; use of support vehicles as required; 


Excluded:

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; 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.


Transfers:

Guests are responsible for transfers to and from the tour.

Mulga offers transfers from:
Wangaratta Railway Station to Beechworth and return for $40pp. You can select this option in the booking form.
Albury Airport – Contact us with your flight details for times and fees.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Beechworth

When you arrive in Beechworth you'll be welcomed by Mulga Bicycle Tours guides and shown to your accommodation. We'll then go off to lunch at one of the iconic Beechworth cafes. 

Spend the afternoon exploring this historic town:

  • walk through Beechworth's historic and cultural precinct
  • have a coffee in one of Beechworth’s many cafés and eateries
  • visit the home of Beechworth Honey 
  • linger over a local pale ale at a brewery 
  • join us for a wine tasting at the bio-dynamic certified 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 villages of Everton and Porepunkah, and then make our way into Bright, one of Victoria’s most charming and bike-friendly towns.


Day 3: Bright - Cycling Free Day

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.


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 for morning tea. 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 and our home for the next two nights.

Visit some of the many farm and cellar doors, local produce outlets and gourmet eateries in the area. On the menu is wine-tasting at Brown Brothers Epicurean Centre, the fascinating Milawa Mustards, the Milawa Cheese Factory and a short ride down the road to the Hurdle Creek Still, where it’s always gin o’clock. 


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.


Day 6: Whitfield to Lake William Hovell - Cycling Distance 45km

Our final day will be another day steeped in the food and wine culture of Victoria’s stunning north east. We’ll begin with a ride alongside the King River to Lake William Hovell, a pretty reservoir and the perfect place for  a picnic lunch. We’ll then cycle back to Whitfield to visit some of its many wineries – including the award winning Pizzini Wines - and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea. 


Day 7: End of tour

Does cycling in Victoria sound like your cup of tea? Book your spot on this tour now.