Tour de Vines
Tour de Vines
4.5
About
Tour de Vines offers cycling tours that capture the major highlights of wine & gourmet regions in Australia and overseas. Group guided and self guided tours are available, including our most popular Murray to Mountains Rail Trail tour from Beechworth (in stunning north east Victoria/Australia). The cycling is easy, in small groups with all wine tastings and gourmet meals included.
Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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John H
1 contribution
Nov. 2023 • Couples
The Great Victoria Railway Trail is a lovely cycle route. However, the organisation of the tour was very amateurish and detracted from the experience.

The information about public transport was incorrect and expensive to rectify. We were booked into hotels for a gourmet tour but the restaurants in the hotels on two of the three nights were closed. We were given no warning prior to the start. We found alternatives for food but it was of low quality. The promised celebratory lunch on the final day was unavailable.
We are very experienced cycle tours and have been on multiple tours over the last 15 years all around the world. I've never felt the need to complain about a cycle to a company before.

The company asked for feedback at the end of the holiday and I provided this in a polite email. They haven't even bothered to reply.
In summary a great cycle, but avoid this company. They don't deserve your custom.
Written 7 December 2023
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David H
1 contribution
Nov. 2023
Well orgainised cycle tour, seeing the best of Tasmania East Coast. Fantastic and varied accommodation with the highlight being the Freycinet Lodge. Our tour leaders was very professional knowledgeable and helpful.
Cycling highlights were the Scottsdale Rail Trail and the ride from Coles Bay to Triabunna with a few suprises.
Our group were all around the age (seventies) and an amazing time was had by all.
Written 4 December 2023
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Cynthia P
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
Nov. 2023
Tour de Vines organised a great trip for our group.
The meet, greet and instructions were very good.
The bikes were great, the two winery lunch stops were excellent.
The scenery was lovely.
The motels were ok but the one in Myrtleford was not well located.
After a long, hot day of cycling we didn't feel like walking 20 minutes into town for a meal!
Overall, I would recommend this tour.
Written 28 November 2023
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DamianCerini
Thanks Cynthia for taking the time to post your feedback and we are super thrilled you loved the service we provided for your self guided cycling trip from Beechworth to Bright. The motel in Myrtleford is the best available in that town, and yes it is a 20 min walk - or you could use your bikes - to meals in the town or there is the Italian Club directly next door which also serves meals. We understand you choose to ride extra kms on that day into Myrtleford so we understand why you might have been tired. We hope you still managed to enjoy your ride and we'd love to see you back again on another cycling tour with us sometime soon. Keep riding!
Written 29 November 2023
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sarma88
4 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
My husband and I just finished Beechworth to Bright. Our first time to rural Victoria and it didn't disappoint. From visiting historic and beautiful country towns, to riding through stunning landscapes, to finishing the days laying in soft green grass relaxing next to beautiful creeks. Thanks to the staff who were friendly and available -especially Annette.
Written 26 November 2023
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DamianCerini
Thanks so much for such a lovely review and we are super glad you enjoyed your self guided cycling trip with Tour de Vines. We will pass on your compliments to Annette, thank you. It really does make a difference for us when we read reviews such as yours, so thank you again, and we hope to see you again on another trip soon, perhaps in SA, Tas, or what about NZ, Asia or Europe!! Keep riding.
Written 29 November 2023
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Eloise M
Broadwater, Australia4 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
We loved this trip. The weather was kind to us and Tour de Vines provided all the information we needed to cycle and enjoy the sights and food on this delightful trip. The support we received was exceptional. This is our second trip with the company and we will travel with them again.
Written 31 October 2023
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DamianCerini
Thanks so much for your lovely review, it really does mean a lot to us knowing all our hard work is appreciated and that we can provide a great getaway for our guests, so thank you. We can't wait to host you again soon, perhaps SA or even NZ? Keep up the riding!
Written 2 November 2023
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Flokismum
1 contribution
Oct. 2023
When we signed up and paid for this experience, we had several emails to confirm what would be included in this tour. I understand things can change and the change of lunch venue was fine but to not have all the winerys included was very disapointing. We emailed several times when we got the final ininery and are still waiting on a reply, the staff on the day of the tour said they could do nothing, but said we could pay for the wine tasting and get reimbursed later (still waiting on the reimbursement) I guess when they have your money you are no longer important!
the bikes were good, and the tour we did do with the inclusings were great.
Written 31 October 2023
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DamianCerini
Hi Shelley, thanks for leaving a review and we are very disappointed you didn't enjoy your day tour with us from Beechworth. You are correct in that there are several emails confirming what is included in this tour, as well as our website, which lists the wine tasting inclusions as follows: "Your tour includes tasting stops at 3 cellar doors (there are more to visit if keen) + 2 produce stops (again more if keen)." Your trip included tastings at 3 cellar doors as promised in the inclusions. So we are confused, perhaps there is a misunderstanding somewhere? We have attempted to call you this week but haven't heard back. We do have quite a few emails from you regarding your trip, which we have responded to, but none of your email questions are about refunds, reimbursements or winery inclusions, so again we are confused by this comment. We are more than happy to assist if you can return our contact when you have time. Thanks again for choosing to travel with us.
Written 2 November 2023
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Brigitte R
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Couples
We recently did the 4-day Adelaide Hills bike tour with tour de vines including the Barossa, Clare Valley and McClaren Vale. Every aspect of the tour was amazing: Dave our guide was not only super enthusiastic, but being local had a very detailed knowledge of the whole area. He was very accommodating and went out of his way to make this tour magic for us.
Accomdation: We couldn't fault the accommodations, especially Adelaide (a very centrally located hotel with great breakfast and dinner options), the Novotel in the Barossa and Clare Valley Country Club were we had king size rooms with a beautiful outlook and again very good breakfasts.
Highlights of the tour for myself are hard to list as there were so many. But the lunches at, Skillogalee's, O'Leary's and Wirra Wirra and The Cube at D'Ahrenberg (this one is a definite must and you need time as there is so much to take in) and the beautiful scenery riding along the various trails. The wineries we visited were well chosen not only for their beautiful wines but also their either historical value or beauty (or both). The two nights not included in the tour package, Dave suggested beautiful restaurants which didn't disappoint: the venues were incredible in ambience, food and service.
The riding was easy, especially on e-bikes and very enjoyable, although it was very windy and pretty cold for us Queenslanders!!
We highly recommend this tour especially if you are a food and wine lover!

Written 30 October 2023
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DianaMH23
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
I have done many trips with Tour de Vines with a few of them in New Zealand and this was the second time touring from Beechworth but this time with my husband. We chose the gourmet self guided option over 5 nights and 4 days of riding as we extended our trip to ride a return trip from Bright to Harrietville which I can highly recommend as. It is a beautiful ride along yhe beginnings of the Ovens River for most of the way.
The operative word for this trip was GOURMET with magnificent locations, excellent service and food to sample but a couple of places were particularly spectacular. San Miranda King Valley winery is the lunch stop for the first day and is just outside of Milawa and we couldn’t believe the magnificent platter with delicious calamari and other treats on a platter which we thought was destined for the table of six next to us to share.
Lancemore’s Merlot Restaurant at our accommodation in Milawa was great too.
Myrtleford for our third night is a beautiful country town and I once again went to Red Rama which has a couple of warehouses in the Main Street with an eclectic mix of garden and house decor items from China, Japan, Morocco and India. I recalled it as a highlight of the trip from the last time and it did not disappoint. I mentioned it to others on the ride and they were very excited to see it. (Unfortunately Red Rama is not mentioned in the tour notes).
It is worth noting that quite a number of businesses were not open as some of them are seasonal and I suspect some of them may also be closed down.
I would recommend that Tour de Vines update their guide material to reflect the current state of business availability to assist riders and also include reference to Red Rama, Myrtleford as it is an amazing attraction.
Another tip for riders is to ensure you take full wet weather gear as it can be very cold and wet! We could have sold our wet weather trousers for a good profit to two other intrepid riders with very blue, wet legs sheltering on top of Taylor’s Gap.
Tour de Vines staff are always amazing and many thanks to Annette and Michael for their friendly guidance as it helped it all to run smoothly for us. Also much appreciation to Damian and his staff and we will soon be planning another adventure with you.
Written 28 October 2023
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Steve R
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Solo
What a great way to tour the Barossa, Clare, and McLaren Vale vineyards.
The guide, Dave, was outstanding with so much local knoledge and passion for the region. As we were a small group, we were able to visit places that exceeded our expectations, as we had time on our side.
The bikes were excellent and made cycling so easy. This is a tour I would do again.
Written 22 October 2023
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ShireAlan
Sydney, Australia174 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
A great bike ride over 3 1/2 days, Vines organized accommodation and transported luggage.
The scenery was spectacular and just the right amount of riding.
The towns we stayed in were very good and the accommodation perfect.
Written 16 October 2023
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DamianCerini
Thank you Alan for taking the time to post your review here, but also more importantly for trusting your travels with us. We are grateful for all our guests choosing their travels with Tour de Vines and when we work so hard to make sure everything is perfect for you, it's really encouraging to receive recognition of that effort, so thank you. We'd love to see you again sometime soon, maybe South Australia, Tasmania or even NZ! Keep riding.
Written 17 October 2023
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