Great Victorian Rail Trail – Nov 2013

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Great Victorian Rail Trail – Nov 2013

Mansfield to Yea to Tallarook VIC

Saturday 02 November, 2013 to Monday 04 November, 2013

Rail trails, made easy!

The Great Victorian Rail Trail is the longest continuous rail trail in Australia. Traversing 125km through farmland, along the Goulburn River and in the foothills of the magnificent Victorian High Country. It uses the route originally laid down in 1883 for the steam railway, which closed in 1978. In June 2012 it was opened as a cyclist’s dream. AllTrails have now created a 3 day ride completely off the road, on nice hard-packed gravel surface, no steep climbs, stunning scenery, native wildlife and farm animals, stylish accommodation, great local food and Susan’s home cooked muffins.

This is a very different ride for AllTrails compared to our usual long distance road bike tours and we love the change of pace and scenery. We enjoy riding rail trails ourselves and when we saw this trail open up we could not wait to get up there and test it out. It was so good that we decided to design a tour around it. Three unforgettable days on the bike. Book it, you will love it.

As featured in the Herald Sun Weekend Travel Editorial. Read here.

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Great Victorian Rail Trail – Nov 2013 – Mansfield to Yea to Tallarook VIC

Date :
2 Nov 2013 – 4 Nov 2013
Distance :
125km
Ave. Daily :
42km
The individual highlights of this ride are numerous, however the biggest highlight is just being there and enjoying the entire experience of a great rail trail, being looked after by the best tour company in the business, and sharing it all with a small group of like-minded people. Why not rent a tandem and do it as a couple? Ask us for more details.

“Arrived home yesterday – the Rail Trail experience was fabulous. Thank-you for your detailed coordination, and also for the birthday card – that was quite a surprise. Kaye and I wish to thank the All-Trails team for hosting and supporting us, and please pass our sincere gratitude to Ben – we couldn’t have asked for a better host.” Don & Kaye

 Video footage courtesy of Goulburn River Valley Tourism

Highlights:

  • Towns and settlements along the way offer great places to explore, including historic landmarks and buildings, art galleries, museums, food and wine, shopping and markets
  • Magnificent scenery, beautiful natural features such as rivers, lakes, ranges and mountains
  • The animals, both farmed and native, seen on our reconnaissance tour including kangaroos & wombats
  • Cycling more than 40 historic railway bridges including the 380 metre long bridge across Lake Eildon
  • Riding the 130 year old, 200m long brick Cheviot Tunnel
  • Historical railway stations alongside the trail
  • Three days of traffic free riding with the assurance of full time small group support
  • Scrumptious morning teas along the track & afternoon teas at your accommodation
  • 2 course gourmet dinner at the famous Yea Peppercorn Restaurant
  • The blissful quiet. Only the sound of your bike on the trail and the birds in the trees

 

 Susan enjoying the views on the reconnaissanse ride

wp_000280_webYea Peppercorn Hotel

Indulge in a beautiful evening meal at the Peppercorn Hotel in Yea (included in tour price)