Victoria’s North East is a cycling paradise! Breathtaking scenery, quiet country roads, alpine ascents, happy-to-help locals and an action-packed events calendar. With such a wide range of cycling options, this part of the world is THE ideal holiday destination for any avid cyclist.
Enjoy the mountains in summer where the air is so much cooler and soak up the sun’s warmth during blue sky days in winter. Every ride you choose will reward you with bucket-fulls of crisp clean air, long-reaching vista, challenge (in just the right proportions) and best of all, the chance to really experience why the locals who ride choose to call this part of the world home. They will share their secrets with enthusiasm, and invite you to experience their treats with open arms making you an honorary part of their world within days of arriving- up-scaling your cycling experience to one that is truly unforgettable!
To cap it all off, a road cycling escapade to the North East will satisfy your craving for hearty, wholesome food, with gorgeous cafes, wineries and restaurants along most routes and in every town. With over 270 operators tipping their cap to you, the cyclist, you can be sure they will entice you to come back for more… and there is always more!
A network of downhill and XC single track trails guaranteed to make you smile. Built by the MTB community with some crafted by professional trail builders, this park has something for everyone. For trail information head to ridehighcountry.com.au . Head to local cycle shops to pick up a full map of Mystic Park.
Mystic MTB Park is being developed in partnership with the Alpine Cycling Club and Alpine Community Plantation – it is part of an initiative that will see pine plantations across the Alpine Shire opened up for community and recreational use.
For more information on the development of Mystic MTB Park or to use of the Park for an event go to www.alpinecommunityplantation.com.au.
To pick up a map head to one of Bright's bike shops:
The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is the perfect way to discover the diverse countryside of North East Victoria, from natural bushland to open farmland, hidden valleys and some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Australia. Not to mention the endless wine, beer, food and fresh produce you will find along the way. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, for cyclists and walkers, and for all budgets, the trail provides over 100 kilometres of sealed trails and the perfect link between the culinary villages of Beechworth, Rutherglen, Bright & Wangaratta. More recently the shared trail network has been extended from Wangaratta to Milawa, Bright and Wandiligong.