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Address: Apex Park, Parfitt Road, Wangaratta, Victoria 3676, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5728 1012
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Australia's premier rail trail offers more than 100km of scenic, sealed,...

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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Beechworth to Myrtleford then Bright with kids

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
MrsF37yrs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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 pretty flat and easy. 30km. My husband then caught the Vline bus back to Beechworth... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 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 well deserved. The path is completely sealed, well sign posted with a liberal number of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 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.

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3 Thank EmmsterToo
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

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 other swimming holes that are nearby sections of the rail trail for a nice pedal... More 

Aussie in Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 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

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1 Thank gemmaAussieinItaly
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

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! More 

Baranduda, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 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 by a magpie on four occasions - each time it was the lone rider upfront... More 

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2 Thank Karen T
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

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 the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Happy pedalling from the team at Tourism North East More 

Melbourn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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.

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

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! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 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 downhill from there so very easy and through some beautiful country. We headed to Bright... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

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 up a copy of the High Country Cycle Guide or visit the rail trail's website.... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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 4 hours. Rode to Eurobin and back which was such an amazing ride. Track was... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

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 North East! More 

Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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 ride but this was a great introduction to a cycling holiday. Drove to Beechworth. With... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

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 help others. There are also a number of tour operators who you can pre-book for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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

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4 Thank Karen H
TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

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. More 

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