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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...more
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Parfitt Road | Apex Park, Wangaratta, Victoria 3676, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely easy ride down from Beechworth to Everton and then pretty flat to Myrtleford. About 42km. We took a small amount of things in panniers for a night at a motel in Myrtleford. Day 2 we rode from Myrtleford to Bright, once again...More

Date of experience: January 2016
7  Thank MrsF37yrs
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I love riding the historic rail trails. I've ridden the Warburton trail and part of the the Great Victorian Rail trail at Yea. What I especially look forward to is visiting old station sites. There are very good reviews of this trail and they are...More

Date of experience: October 2015
7  Thank rh_slash
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Rode with the kids from Wangaratta to Bright, stopping in Everton and Myrtleford. Terrific, well maintained trail. Lovely scenery. Very exposed so would be very hot in summer. In late Sept there were lots of swooping magpies, but more an irritation than a problem.More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank EmmsterToo
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Hi EmmsterToo, Thanks for taking the time to review the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience despite the seasonal magpies. In summer we recommend starting out earlier in the day to beat the heat. There are also rivers and...More

Reviewed 1 October 2015

We rode most of the trail but the highlight was from myrtleford to bright on a beautiful spring day. Great views, easy riding and a great place for lunch in Bright. Stop at the rail trail cafe for coffe on route

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank gemmaAussieinItaly
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Hi gemmaAussieinItay, Thanks for taking the time to review the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. We hope to welcome you back to the region to experience the ever-changing seasons of the High Country region. Happy pedalling from the team at Tourism North East!

Reviewed 1 October 2015

We left Beechworth at about 1035 and arrived in Wangaratta nearly three hours later. The slow time was due to a dawdling nine year old. The weather was superb although I suffered from hay fever until after we had passed Everton Station. We were attacked...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Karen T
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Hi Karen T, Thanks for taking the time to review the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Glad to hear you had a great time despite the seasonal magpies. We hope to see you back in the High Country region to explore the ever-changing seasons along...More

Reviewed 29 September 2015

Lovely trail , bright to myrtleford a very nice bitumen trail, flat with places to stop along the way, eg boyntons feather top winery see my review fantastic lunch. The more picturesque ride is from bright to wandiligong.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Blackies62
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Hi Blackies62, Thanks for taking the time to review the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. We hope to welcome you back to the region to experience the ever-changing seasons of the High Country region. Happy pedalling from the team at Tourism North East!

Reviewed 1 September 2015

I've experienced the Olot to Girona Vias Verdes in Spain and was looking for a similar experience in Australia and discovered the rail trail from Beechworth to Wangaratta and Bright. We stayed overnight in Beechworth and headed off early that morning. The ride is all...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Navigator810322
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Hi Lyn&MarkfromOz, Thanks for taking the time to review the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. In case looking to do the trail from Beechworth in the future, there are a number of tour operators in the region who offer transfers back uphill - either pick...More

Reviewed 24 April 2015

Were staying in Bright for a few days and saw the rail trail on way into town and thought it would be a great family activity to cycle some of it! Hired four bikes from Bike shop opposite woolworths in Bright for $28 each for...More

Date of experience: April 2015
6  Thank Wallymoose12
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Hi Wallymoose12, Thanks for taking the time to review the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail (and apologies for the lag in responding!). We hope to welcome you back to experience the ever-changing seasons of the High Country region. Happy pedalling from the team at Tourism...More

Reviewed 24 April 2015

Beechworth to Bright was my chosen path so that I avoided all hill climbs and could just enjoy the journey with my three daughters including a 9 and an 11 year old. They did not know what I had in mind when suggested a bike...More

Date of experience: April 2015
10  Thank italea
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Hi italea, Thanks for taking the time to review the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail (and apologies for the lag in responding!). Glad to hear you and your family had a great time, and thanks for sharing your transport arrangements as I'm sure these will...More

Reviewed 10 April 2015

Beechworth is very accommodating to cyclists with the rail trail heading down the hill to Everton. A great down hill ride.

Date of experience: April 2015
4  Thank Karen H
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2015

Hi Karen, Thanks for your review - we're glad you had a positive experience along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and hope to see you back to experience the region's ever-changing seasons. Happy pedalling from the team at Tourism North East.

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Tanya N
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Response from Joolay | Reviewed this property |
Oops sorry. We stayed at different areas and met at the Beechworth part. We parked at both Beechworth and Everton and then taxied back to pick up cars etc. As we needed the trailer to collect the bikes. The 2nd day we... More
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CJKing1
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Response from RuthD804 | Reviewed this property |
I liked the way we did it, Wangaratta to Bright, as you do the nicest section last. We went via Milawa, having driven to Beechworth for some cycling around there on a separate day. We did it in two days, staying a night in... More
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