Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Wangaratta: Address, Phone Number, Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
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Australia's premier rail trail offers more than 100km of scenic, sealed, off-road bike trail in North East Victoria. Starting in Wangaratta, the rail trail connects culinary villages including Milawa, Beechworth, Rutherglen, Bright and Myrtleford. Discover the diverse landscape of the High Country region - from natural bushland to open farmland, fertile valleys and some of Australia's most spectacular mountain ranges. The rail trail meanders alongside clear rivers, vineyards, hops, orchards and groves, with plentiful food, wine and craft beer experiences dotted along the way.
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Robin Y
Gulu, Uganda152 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Solo
Australia is renown for its biketrails, but this is a classic. You can freely choose your distances and speeds. Great scenery the whole way. Arguably some of the most picturesque cycling. These shots are near Bright
Written 4 March 2022
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Espressogal
Orange, Australia285 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
*** Wang to Milawa section only *** The brochure does not give you an example of the signs you should be looking for. Trail meanders aimlessly though suburbia, when you want to get to destination. We cant even find a version of the signage as appears in Wang on google images to help out here on Trip Advisor. Hint: start outside of Wang township on Murdoch Rd towards Milawa, NOTHING like the brochure map indicates. Also signage varies very much thoughout the trail, so dont think to be on the lookout for same size/colour/symbols. Lovely trail poorly communicated.
Written 17 January 2022
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Ricky F
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Jan. 2021
Great little trail, especially for families, and dotted with great local producers. Met so many wonderful people along the way and was great to support the communities. Only downside was a deeply unpleasant encounter with the horrid man who runs Everton Caravan and Tourist Park (avoid at all costs!). A bit of asking around town confirmed he is a known A-hole.
But it was a blessing in disguise as we found a wonderful spot just 2kms out of the town called Pioneer Bridge, which has free camping beside a heavenly water hole - so perfect on the hot afternoon.
Ride up to Beechworth the next morning was tough but so worth it.
Written 24 January 2021
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Janet P
Sunbury, Australia34 contributions
Mar. 2020
We chose the Wangaratta to Milawa section of the Trail as it was the flatest. We are not seasoned bike riders but this was a great path. In total we completed over 40klms return trip which was relatively easy going for us. Some lovely country side. You could also walk sections of the Trail. A really good fun activity for the whole family just pick which section and how experienced you are at riding. We will do another section some time in the future.
Written 18 March 2020
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simpsonandrew
Berwick, Australia10 contributions
Dec. 2019
Great bike path, suitable for mountain bikes. We rode from Wangarrata to Gapsted (50k and virtually all up hill) We virtually had the trail to ourselves only seeing maybe 10 people all day. The path in most parts is long and straight taking you mainly through fields, so not the best views but a defiant challenge for the final 10k climbing to 350 mtrs.
Written 7 January 2020
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Gordon S
Wangaratta, Australia77 contributions
Oct. 2019
This trail is one of the best in the country, amazing scenery, great facilities along the way, The trail surface is excellent. It is a great challenge, and a very rewarding experience to ride the whole trail, but also can be done in stages. Saddle up and go for it.
Written 6 November 2019
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Vallotripper
Valentine, Australia29 contributions
Aug. 2019
All of the comments about the quality and beauty of this trail we found true. Breathtaking views of the country side and snow capped mountains.
It’s pretty much all downhill from Beechworth to Everton and took us just over an hour.
We were a little unprepared for the 12km climb from Everton to Taylor’s Gap about 3km from Gapsted Wines. There are no rest stops until Taylor’s Gap and it’s all uphill with no coasting breaks. It took two fit seniors 2 hours to make the trip from Everton to Gapsted.
We’re sure more regular bikers would not find it a challenge but children and social riders be prepared 😊
The lunch at Gapsted was superb as was they Bus and Bike return to Beechworth!
Written 15 August 2019
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K710
Wangaratta, Australia220 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Constructed on a former narrow range rail line this track starts in the centre of Wangaratta, leads through some flood plains before splitting. The more remote, steeper but shorter part up to Beechworth winds up throu beautiful eucalyptus bush and old goldfields. The longer part up to Bright then more or less follows the scenic Ovens Valley with plenty of opportunity to stop at wineries, coffees and small towns. Great activity at any time of the year! Down from Beechworth is pure fun!
Written 2 July 2019
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Andrew P
Wodonga, Australia13 contributions
Oct. 2018
great way to spend the weekend, lots of great stops along the way,
start at Beecworth and its all down hill to Wangaratta, or head uphill to bright.
Written 14 April 2019
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Elizabeth L
Melbourne, Australia65 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Friends
This was my first multi-day bike trip carrying my camping stuff and it was amazing. We had a group of 8 people and cycled over 4 days from Wangaratta - Milawa - Everton - Myrtleford - Bright. We took the train from Melbourne, and vline bus/train combo back from Bright.

It was an amazing trip and I think most people who can ride a bike could complete this trail without any problem. People in our group had a basic level of fitness but none of us cycle regularly. In our route there was only one noticeable hill between Everton and Myrtleford. I could only ride to Myrtleford so cannot comment on the last section of trail.

Some highlights/tips:
- Eating/drinking- Brown Brothers, Gapstead winery, Milawa Cheese Factory, Happy Valley Hotel
- Swimming locations: Stan Allen reserve (near Oxley/Milawa), pioneer bridges (near Everton), Nimo Bridge reserve (Myrtleford)
- The Bike Hire Company (Beechworth) was fantastic for a shuttle bus service across the whole area
- avoid Everton. There’s a general store, camp ground and pub. The camp ground was nice but food options were very limited especially as there’s no fridge in the campground.
Written 5 January 2019
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