Saturday April 23 -
Monday April 25 2016
Ride the smooth trail through the alpine valleys and historic towns of North East Victoria. Towering mountains, vineyards and foodies heaven set amidst the glowing beauty of autumn. Cruisy riding, lovely people and marvelous scenery. Are you coming?
What is the Event?
The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Ride 2016 is now over, but come and join us for the Great East Rail Trail Ride 2016, September 30 -October 2 on the East Gippsland Rail Trail.
The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Ride is a fully supported three day cycle event along the 130 km Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Visiting the gorgeous towns of Bright, Myrtleford and historic Beechworth in all their autumn glory, maximum numbers for the event will be capped at 180 riders.
With no cars, comfortable distances each day and all the logistics taken care of, this event is a great introduction to cycle touring for families and those who are just finding their cycle legs. For those who like to ride further, there are some great routes right on the doorstep of the trail to extend your ride each day.
In a nutshell:
When: Saturday April 23 – Monday April 25th 2016. (See Ride Itinerary)
Where: Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Bright to Wangaratta via Beechworth
*Total distance 115 km over 3 days.
*Longest day 42 km.
Trail type: Sealed cycle path, no vehicles.
Early bird (register before March 1 2016 NOW FINISHED)
*Adult - $450.00
*Youth up to 16 years - $340.00
*Infant up to 4 years - $240.00
From March 1 2016
*Adult - $495.00
*Youth up to 16 years - $365.00
*Infant up to 4 years - $265.00
* All meals (from Saturday lunch to Monday lunch)
* 2 nights campsite accommodation (Camping not for you? There are Accommodation Options)
* Route support (sag wagon, first aid, water), Kind and friendly people.
* Entertainment each evening
* Transport bike and rider from Wangaratta check in to ride start Bright Saturday morning.
* Luggage transport each day.
Hi, I just filled out the survey but I wanted to write as well just to say how much I LOVED the trip. I wasn’t able to express this fully in the survey! It was just the best holiday! So relaxing and invigorating. I loved the location (stunning scenery), the food was delicious and the townships were delightfully quirky. But best of all the trip was so well organised - I really appreciated the sensible morning briefings and the management style of your team is exceptional. Jude, Great East Rail Trail Ride 2015 Rider feedback Great East sister event
Who can do it?
The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Ride will not require an extraordinary feat of athleticism. If you know that you can (or will be able to) comfortably cycle 30 km (which includes some hills) in a single ride you will easily manage this ride. The most challenging part of the ride is from Everton to Beechworth, climbing up into the hills over 15 km. This is a really satisfying achievement, and one most people can do with a bit of preparation: our sag wagon will be on hand to help out anyone who runs out of puff. Have a look at our training tips on Getting Fit for the Ride and Hills for the Faint of Heart.
Who is running the event?
The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Ride is run by Snowy River Cycling, with support from the Rail Trail Committee of Management, Tourism North East and the Alpine, Indigo and City of Wangaratta Shire Councils.
Snowy River Cycling is a cycle tour business providing services on the East Gippsland Rail Trail as well as a range of guided and other cycle tours. Visit our website: snowyrivercycling.com.au