Day 1 - Saturday April 23rd
Bright to Myrtleford 30 km
Check in at Wangaratta, before riders and bikes are transported to Bright for ride start.(More about transport for you and your bike on Ride Start page.)
Ride Description: A level to gently down hill ride all the way from Bright to Myrtleford.
Lunch: Picnic at Boyntons Feathertop Winery
Dinner: In Myrtleford, venue TBC.
Campsite: Myrtleford Holiday Park on the Ovens River. (or look at Accommodation Options)
*Autumn colours of Bright – a festival in it’s own right.
*Local produce lunch at Boyntons Feathertop Winery.
*Stunning views of Mt Buffalo along the ride.
Day 2: Sunday April 24th
Myrtleford - Beechworth 42 km
Ride description. This is the hilliest day of the ride, with a short climb up to Taylors Gap, then a longer climb to Beechworth from Everton. (Not so sure about the hills? Have a look at our hill climbing tips) Our sag wagon will be on hand to help conquer the hill if needed!
Breakfast: At our campsite.
Lunch: A simple bush picnic trackside in the forest, at the half way point up the Big Hill.
Dinner: Tonight we dine in one of Beechworths beautiful historic buildings, the Old Priory.
Campsite: Lake Samball Holiday Park. ( Or look at Accommodation Options)
* Beechworth, an historic gold town with beautifully preserved colonial town centre.
* A challenge! Together we will conquer the climb up to Beechworth
* The quiet, treelined trail up to Beechworth.
Day 3: Monday April 25th
Beechworth to Wangaratta 42 km
Ride Description: What goes up must come down. A glorious downhill run back along yesterdays climb to Everton, followed by a mostly level ride to Wangaratta.
Breakfast: At Baarmuthah Recreation Reserve, close to our campsite.
Lunch: at Wangaratta in the park at the rides end.
*The downhill! Beechworth to Everton, downhill all the way!
*Wide open farmlands and historic railway stations
*Little forgotten railway stations with a story to tell.
Looking for a longer ride?
The region around the Rail Trail has some of the most popular road and mountain biking routes in the country. While we won’t be provided signed and supported routes on any of these routes as part of the event, here are some routes suggestions so you can Ride Further each day.
“Thanks for a fantastic ride. As family of five (two who were nearly the youngest ) I have praised the ride and organization to one and all. The event was superbly organised, the kids rave about the singer at Bruthen ( they thought the boy was super cool). We all loved the trivia and the finish at 9pm suited children and adults alike. The food was plentiful and fresh. I also loved meeting lots of different people along the ride.” Liz Great East 2015 Ride feedback great east 15