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Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Address: Apex Park, Parfitt Road, Wangaratta, Victoria 3676, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5728 1012
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Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Wangaratta
Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Australia's premier rail trail offers more than 100km of scenic, sealed, off-road bike trail in...
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Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A rail trail that is sealed for 80km plus. Well signposted for turnoff to Beechworth and distance markers. A few historical spots along the way. Myrtleford is a good stopover for lunch or morning tea. Or lunch at the Tarrawingee pub. Four wineries to taste and lunch at. The trail is beginning to show signs of wear - it is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I only used the rail trail once while in Beechworth but my partner took our son multiple times. I loved speeding down the hills toward Everton with the shade from the trees broken up by the occasional uphill section or travel through the fields. Afterward I looked up and found that the trail goes from the Murray to Bright so... More 

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

Hi SJBSydney_Australia! Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and hope you make it back soon to explore the rest of it and the great stops along the way. The team at Tourism North East More 

Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have recently ridden the entire length to bright from wang and also to beech worth from wang. Compared the tallarook to Mansfield rail trail this is fantastic. It is fully sealed and we rode our road bikes, which made it quicker and the hills somewhat easier. Lots to see and plenty to do, the trail is unkept beautifully too... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Gorgeous scenery and a good standard of rail trail with facilities all the way along. A great time of year to ride around the high country if you get the right weather.

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

Hi Mary, Thanks for the feedback (and sorry for the lag in responding as we have just taken over this listing). We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. We hope to see you back here soon to explore our ever-changing seasons - autumn is another lovely time of year to visit. From the team... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I have ridden on the Beechworth - Everton & Bright - Mytrleford sections of this trail. All credit to the management and maintenance staff responsible for the upkeep of the trail; its of a very high standard and represents an shining example to other municipal authorities on how to get it right. Recommended.

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

Hi CoastandHills! Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail last year (please excuse the lag in responding as we've just taken up management of this listing). We hope to welcome you back again to explore another section or experience another season along the rail trail. From the team at Tourism... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We started from Beechworth and the best part it the first 20km which is mainly downhill and well away from any roads. Some lovely bushland farms and a vineyard. Close to wangaratta it is less attractive but overall a great safe ride. The path up to Bright is also good but doesn't get away from the road in the same... More 

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

Hi Ric, Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail last year (please excuse the lag in responding as we've just taken up management of this listing). We hope to welcome you back in the North East soon to explore our ever-changing seasons. Happy pedalling from the team at Tourism North... More 

Melbourne
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We are not cyclists, here is our tip: get your old bike out of the shed, do the 'two car' thing, and do the ride (roll). The ride from Beechworth to Everton will take about 50 minutes (depends on how confident you are rolling downhill - could be shorter, or longer if you apply the brakes to slow down). We... More 

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

Hi SampaulMelbourne! Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail last year (please excuse the lag in responding as we've just taken up management of this listing). Another option for "non cyclists" keen to explore the Beechworth to Everton section is pre-booking a return transfer back up the hill with one... More 

Sydney, Australia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Started at Beechworth on day 1. Rode via Wangaratta to Milawa, about 63 km's riding. Day two, Milawa to Myrtleford about 30 + km's and day three Myrtleford to Bright about 30 km's. The trip takes in all types of landscapes and things to do. Day one is mostly riding along the trail in bushland and then roads from Wang... More 

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

Hi Mark, Thanks for the feedback. Hi Mark, Thanks for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail last year (please excuse the lag in responding as we've just taken up management of this listing). We hope to welcome you back soon to experience our ever-changing seasons! From the team at Tourism North... More 

WestCoast, NZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

While visiting Bright with friends I took a day out, rented a low step cycle from Cyclepath and biked from Bright to Myrtleford, (29kms) along the easy to ride rail trail, and back on a stunning day. The landscape of rolling hills, farmland including hop farms, vineyards, a wide variety of animals and birds, small towns, was a pleasure to... More 

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

Hi MayKayWestCoast_NZ! Thanks for your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and we hope you return to explore other sections of the rail trail. Please excuse the serious lag in responding as we have just taken over management of this listing. From the team at Tourism North East More 

Melbourne, Australia
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197 reviews 197 reviews
45 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Finally we had our bikes serviced and set out on our first bike ride for many years. We only rode 10km on the rail trail from Beechworth as a first day trial. It was great. Flat sections and a couple of light grades up then down. It is well sign posted and the trail is generally smooth and free of... More 

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