16 September to 23 September 2017
Your adventure begins at Albury Airport or Beechworth, depending on your ride starting point. We finish the ride in Bright.
COST: $ to be advised - early bird price, if paid before (to be advised)
$ to be advised - if paid between (to be advised) and before (to be advised)
Tour price is based on twin share accommodation.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $250.00 - if you would like us to match you with a fellow rider for twin share accommodation, please advise at time of booking and we will put you in touch with other riders willing to share.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST - email Jan firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like some more information
CAPPED AT: We need a minimum of 7 riders and will take up to 10 riders on the adventure. The ride will only proceed if minimum numbers are obtained.
- 7 nights twin share accommodation - good 3 to 4.5 star with ensuite
- 7 cooked breakfasts, either at the property or a cafe (including coffee)
- Evening meal at Milawa
- Tour souvenir
- Daily luggage transfer
- On Call support vehicle
- En route support by 2 Cycle Away staff
- Pick up and delivery of any purchases made along the way
- Wine tastings and produce farm visits
- $200.00 - bicycle hire for 7 days - Avanti Discovery bikes complete with water bottle holders, easy to use internal gears and a choice of male or female frame styles. Bike hire includes helmets and bike locks.
- $250.00 - single supplement
- $35.00 - shuttle bus from Albury Airport to Beechworth
- $35.00 - shuttle bus from Bright to Albury airport
- meals not listed in inclusions
- travel insurance
- airfares to/from Albury Airport
Day 1 - Saturday
3.00pm departure from Albury airport to Beechworth or arrive anytime in Beechworth and check into our accommodation. We will collect hire bicycles or you re-assemble your own bicycle and we will explore the historic town of Beechworth.
Accommodation in Beechworth.
Day 2 - Sunday
After breakfast at your accommodation, set off to discover Beechworth on foot and on bike. The town has many historic buildings and stories of Ned Kelly to keep you entertained. It is also the home of Beechworth Honey, Beechworth Bakery and many other interesting places to visit. A suggested ride is the Gorge Ride - approximately 30 minutes riding will bring great valley views. Beechworth has a number of wonderful cafes you can also explore and "taste test".
Accommodation in Beechworth.
Day 3 - Monday
Our first full day of cycling. Pack your bags and leave them at hotel reception for collection. After breakfast in a local cafe, we cycle off along the famous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Our ultimate destination today is Wangaratta and it is mainly downhill and flat all the way.
Accommodation in Wangaratta.
Distance travelled: 43kms
Day 4 - Tuesday
Pack your bags and leave them at hotel reception for collection. The fairly easy ride today, from Wangaratta to Milawa, will provide plenty of wineries and produce venues to visit along the way. We will stop at Sam Miranda Wines, Brown Brothers Winery and Milawa Cheese Factory. There are also olive producers and other interesting places to visit. Your accommodation has a swimming pool if you feel the need for a dip. The evening meal will be provided courtesy of CycleAway and we are sure you will enjoy the treat.
Accommodation in Milawa.
Distance travelled: approx 20kms
Day 5 - Wednesday
Pack your bags and leave them at hotel reception for collection. After breakfast we head off to Myrtleford via the mild hill of Taylors Gap. Our morning tea stop will be at Everton where we rejoin the Murray to Mountains Rail trail and lunch will be at beautiful Gapsted Winery. The views are stunning along this stretch of the trail. Explore the town of Myrtleford or head straight to your accommodation.
Accommodation in Myrtleford
Distance travelled: 48kms
Day 6 - Thursday
Pack your bags and leave them at hotel reception for collection. Today we cycle to beautiful Bright. We ride to breakfast in town and then head off - with stops at Myrtleford Pumpkin Seed Factory, Bright Berry Farm and a winery for lunch. We must stop at the Rail Trail cafe for a "pick me up". The town of Bright has lots to see, including the famous Bright Chocolate Bean & Bar (you can do a chocolate tasting tour) and Bright Brewery.
Accommodation in Bright.
Distance travelled: 30kms (flat)
Day 7 - Friday
A day in Bright to explore by foot (and cycle if you wish) - to keep our legs in shape. You can do a short cycle to Wandiligong.
Accommodation in Bright
Distance travelled: optional
Day 8 - Saturday
Pack your bags for collection and box your bikes or give back your hired bike and we head home - after a great breakfast, of course. Transport will be arranged for your transfer back to Beechworth to collect your car or for onward transport to the airport in Albury for your homeward journey.
Checkout time is 10.00am so the aim would be to collect you at this time. It is approximately 1 hours drive to Beechworth and a further 45 minutes to Albury Airport from Beechworth. If you have purchased anything during the adventure tour, it will be delivered with your return transfers at the end of the tour.
Two transfer runs may be required, depending on the amount of luggage. While you are having breakfast the bags will be delivered and then you and your bikes will be transferred.