Cycling has indeed drawn enormous amounts of enthusiasts in the northeast section of Victoria where rail trails, mountain-bike trails and road routes exist. The area has been a favorite among both local and tourist cyclists mainly because of having the finest bike train in the area.
Australia can be one of the most difficult prospects when it comes to cycling. It is ringed by a 14,000-kilometer long Highway One and features stunning desserts making it one of the less popular biking-friendly destination for many. However, with its stunning views and the challenges it poses for cyclist, the area has become a favorite among the strong-willed and passionate. The mountainous area of northeast Victoria has completely changed how cyclists see this rather welcoming area in the country.
One of the most frequented cyclin network in the area is the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail that features a 100km road-free riding along with abandoned railway tracks to satiate your view. There is a river around the 84km arm and mountain climbing can be enjoyed at the town of Wangaratta and Bright that can be accessed through the trail.
This is a perfect area where you can introduce yourself to cycle touring. You can enjoy a few services with short intervals as you ride along the town. There is practically no vehicle traffic and you get to see a lot of vineyards and play areas as you bike along.
You can even enjoy a leisurely 2-day ride stopping the night in Myrtleford where several cellar doors and cafes are available. Cheese, wine and olive producers are also frequent in the area.
Bright Velo on the other hand is the hotel to be for cyclists. The hotel happens to be the first dedicated bike hotel in the area. The hotel was formerly run by Australian cycling champion Wayne Hibberd and is created with Italy’s Hotel Dory as its model. They have available bike storage, racks and tyre pumps available in the facility.
Climbing can be added to your outdoor adventure list with ascents ranging from 750m to 1,280m at the Bright Mounts Buffalo, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek area.
Whether you are into biking or mountain climbing, you will surely enjoy the majestic views and the impressive slopes Victoria Australia has to offer.