Myrtleford and it’s surrounding villages offer brilliant terrain and scenery to suit anyone and everyone on two wheels. Bicycle transport services are available and there are a number of tour operators in the area offering tailor-made packages and guided cycling holidays from the sedate to the adventurous. Check the Murray to Mountains website for full details.
Myrtleford Cycle Centre (ph 03 5752 1511) hires out bikes and equipment including a bike trailer for the kids. Pick up a Cycle Guide and ride maps from the store or call into the Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre.
The famous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, a 100km fully sealed cycle path along the old Wangaratta to Bright railway line, runs right through Myrtleford township. The trail suits all riders with a gentle gradient and offering beautiful vistas, wineries, farm gates and the lovely villages of the Ovens Valley along the way. The Trail can be tackled in short stages, overnighting along the way. Full details at murraytomountains.com.au.
For a shorter ride in the heart of Myrtleford take the Ovens River Loop, a 5.6km Loop running from Rotary Park to Apex Park, following the Ovens River closely as it passes through native bush and crosses the river twice. There are several good locations for a riverside picnic and the trail is perfect for warmer weather with good shade along the river section of the loop. See the Walks & Trails Guide for a map and further information.
Beautiful scenery, fresh air and exhilarating downhill runs reward those willing to take on the challenges of conquering the mountain peaks. There are many great rides to suit all levels of fitness. The Myrtleford Cycle Centre are a mine of information about the best local rides or call into the Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre for advice, maps and brochures.
The best rides in Myrtleford & Surrounds are listed below with the Myrtleford/Whorouly/Stanley Road Rides fact sheet providing further information, maps and profiles on each of the rides listed. Download the fact sheet here.
Lake Buffalo Road Ride 44km
Whorouly Loop 38km
Happy Valley Loop 36km
The Dederang Loop 84km
Stanley-Beechworth Loop 58km
Mount Buffalo 120km
Myrtleford offers a multitude of mountain bike tracks to suit all levels of fitness and experience, through State Forests, back blocks and along the many creeks and rivers. Check with the Myrtleford Cycle Centre for the best tracks, phone 03 5752 1511.
Cycle Friendly Businesses
There are hundreds of Cycle Friendly Businesses across the North East who welcome cyclists with open arms, offer information and provide water and local knowledge. Look for the green Cycle Friendly Business logo.