Rail Trail & Bike Paths
Roll along the foothills of our High Country mountain ranges, past vineyards, nut groves and farm gates, and revel in the comfort and safety of a sealed rail trail that connects Myrtleford to the towns of Bright, Beechworth and Wangaratta. No traffic, no stress; it's the way riding should be.
Trails to Ride
The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail connects Myrtleford to a bike path network extending more than 150km through the High Country. The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail follows an old train line between Wangaratta and Bright, with arms extending to Beechworth, Milawa and Wandiligong over 110km of sealed path. From Bright, the rail trail joins The Great Valley Trail that connects Bright to Harrietville at the foot of Mount Feathertop in the Alpine National Park. From Beechworth, cyclists will soon be able to connect through to Yackandandah and Osbornes Flat on the Beechworth to Yackandandah Rail Trail.
Some popular rides from Myrtleford include riding the rail trail south from town to the Happy Valley Hotel in Ovens and the Australian Pumpkin Seed Factory (11km return), or heading north to the cellar door at Gapsted Wines (15km return).
Myrtleford's Mosaic Trail follows a sealed shared path alongside the Ovens River, also known as the Ovens River Loop ride. This beautiful 5km loop ride is fun for all ages and abilities and ends back in town where you can grab a coffee or ice cream. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for hidden mosaics along the way.
Starting at Jubilee Park on Myrtle Street in the centre of town, the shared path runs north to Rotary Park, turning west past the Barwidgee Creek swimming area, across the footbridge then turning south through natural bushland alongside the Ovens River down to Apex Park and the Nimmo Bridge swimming and fishing area. Turn east back toward town, following the bike path alongside Standish Street.
Bike Hire, Gear & Cycling Tours
The Myrtleford Cycle Centre, located in the centre of town just off the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, can assist you with bicycle sales, repairs and servicing, gear and bicycle hire. The centre also runs a number of great cycling tours with options that include farm gate produce, town tours, gnocchi making, coffee roasting, and yoga. These tours are a great way to hang with the locals of Myrtleford while having fun on two wheels.
Experiences You'll Love
Park your car at Taylors Gap and hit the Murray To Mountains Rail Trail towards Gapsted, but not before looking east to the magnificent view of the Victorian Alps. Abundant with natural beauty, this stretch of the Trail is as ardently Australian as it is agricultural, with gum trees, rows of local vines and fertile…
This gobsmackingly beautiful leg of the Rail Trail meanders alongside the Ovens River past vineyards, hops producers, orchards and groves. Hop from cellar door to farm gate to providore, before reaching your destination in Porepunkah where you can rest and relax by the Ovens River. If you’re up for an extra 6 kilometres (what’s another…
Located on the marvellous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail in North East Victoria, Myrtleford Cycle Centre is a family-owned and operated, full-service bicycle shop. Stop by for professional repairs, parts and accessories, hire bikes, cycle tours and more. The hire bike fleet comprises a large selection of comfortable regular pedal or electric bikes, perfect for…
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