2013 Lakes and Rail Trail

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2013 Lakes and Rail Trail

Gippsland Victoria

Friday 04 October, 2013 to Monday 07 October, 2013

Bairnsdale to Orbost: Explore the once bustling transport links of the railway line and waterways of Victoria’s East Gippsland, now transformed into idyllic cycling routes for us to explore. We have picked out a magnificent combination of Rail Trails, forest tracks and backways for our tour to allow you to explore slowly and deeply breathe in the salt air and bush fragrances.

Cycle the East Gippsland Rail Trail between the expanses of the Gippsland Lakes, to the quiet ‘mingling waters’ of Nowa Nowa and on to the labyrinthine Snowy River as it loops across its flood plain.

2013 Lakes and Rail Trail – Gippsland Victoria

Date :
4 Oct 2013 – 7 Oct 2013
Distance :
188km
Ave. Daily :
47km
  • Three excellent meals each day, stuffed with carbs, protein and flavour!
  • Dinner is at excellent restaurants preparing quality local produce in wonderful locations, and on our last night a classic country dinner at our farmstay accommodation.
  • 3 nights comfortable twin/double share room accommodation in cottages and lodges in rural locations.
  • Fresh brewed tea and coffee, high energy snacks, water and seats at rest stops during the day.
  • Support vehicle for the weary.
  • Lake cruise, weather permitting.
  • Luggage transport between accommodation venues.
  • Return transport to Bairnsdale for you, your bike and your luggage at the end of the tour (or from Orbost to Bairnsdale at the start of the tour if this suits you better).
  • Knowledgeable local tour guide with extensive cycle tour experience.
  • Meet and talk to local people: learn about the landscape you are riding through.
  • First aid and mechanical back up, communications system for safety in bush locations.

“Thank you so much for all your effort that went into making the bike ride a great experience for me. Nothing was too much trouble, and you made us all feel very comfortable and safe. The food was great and plenty of it. I never realised how beautiful that part of Victoria was, and how fortunate was I, to enjoy it up close and personal”. Robyn

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