Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

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Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

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mikesmall2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 bidrag
mar. 2022 • Par
I have cycled the Bright to Myrtleford, Beechworth to Everton sections on one day. Another day I cycled Everton to Myrtleford return. The first days rides were stunning especially the Bright to Myrtleford section .. beautiful with lots interesting spots to call at along the way. Make sure you cycle from Beechworth to Everton & not vice versa to avoid an uphill slog. The second day from Everton to Myrtleford there is quite a long gradual climb to Taylor’s Gap & I had a head wind. This section runs through farmland & close to the highway at times … it was ok but not the most spectacular of the trail. I have yet to cycle Wangaratta to Everton & the newly completed Bright to Harrietville sections but look forward to doing so. It really is a stunning area & the towns of Bright & Myrtleford beautiful to name only 2. Well worth the effort !
Skrevet 19. mars 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia25 878 bidrag
apr. 2021
On 17th October 1890, the first mail and passenger train arrived into Bright and the service continued for 70 years with non-passenger goods service betweem Myrtleford and Bright continuing until 1987. Some 'bright spark', most likely wearing Lycra, over-weight and a fat behind with shaved legs and wearing those goofy hats saw an opportunity and the local Councils turned the path into a place for cyclists and called it the Murray To Mountain Rail Trail. There was no sign of any cyclists as they were terrorizing folks driving cars on the road but a few used the path for walking, at least in Bright.Ho hum!
Skrevet 26. april 2021
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Aleisha W
Melbourne, Australia51 bidrag
jan. 2021 • Alene
I rode parts of the rail trail over two days - first from Myrtleford to Bright (and then a little further on to Wandiligong) and back again, and the second day from Myrtleford to Beechworth and back again. Some points that might be of help to other travelers:

- I rode this on my road bike (28mm tyres) and it was fine. There are a handful of gravel road crossings and some parts of the trail have quite a lot of leaf litter, but it's all sealed so should be suitable for road bikes with decent tyres.
- The most scenic part is from Myrtleford to Bright (in that direction) so prioritise that if you only want to do a short section.
- From Porepunkah to Bright was super busy with heaps of people, but the rest of the trail was very quiet.
- Take plenty of water as water points are limited, especially on the Myrtleford to Beechworth section. Some places (e.g. Everton station, Taylor's Gap) are marked on the map as having water. They have tanks which are untreated and there's handwritten signs on there recommending not to drink the water. There's nowhere else along there to stop or buy water so please plan your trip carefully.
- I did this trip in the middle of a summer heatwave and had visions of snakes slithering all over the path, but in 160km of riding I didn't see a single one! The path is well maintained and doesn't have grass growing right up to the path.
- The hill from Everton to Beechworth is a decent one - never gets steep but it's long (about 15km). I saw some people really struggling on the hill, I also saw others on ebikes having a great time. So just know your abilities before you give it a go.
- Path is really easy to follow with lots of signage and distance markers which I found to be quite accurate.

Overall this is a great path and a wonderful way to spend a day or two exploring the great outdoors!

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Skrevet 15. januar 2021
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Themikanic
Ballan, Australia257 bidrag
des. 2020
We only had a taste of the rail trail around Bright because the Summer sun is too strong for me. However come April when the sun is weaker and the Autumn leaves are flourishing, I'll be back for a full rail trail ride, courtesy of V/Line from Melbourne to Wangaratta station and the best thing is I now work from home, so working from the rail trail should be a breeze.
Skrevet 10. januar 2021
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Peter S
Roma, Italia3 460 bidrag
nov. 2020
Review covers the Ovens River Valley Rail Trail around Bright - part of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.

In November, after more than eight months in lockdown, the state government relaxed things sufficient to enable those of us in Metropolitan Melbourne to escape to rural Victoria. We were out of the gates for the first free day available 09Nov20 and into the Alpine region of Northern Victoria - four easy hours from the city. This is gorgeous country when the weather is friendly – as it was during the week – cold, but sunny and invigorating – ideal for walking the back trails, dam building in the creeks and, in this case, exploring those relatively flat bike trails that have resulted from the slow demise of rural rail across the state before final closure 30 years ago.
Our first time in that part of Victoria and there were all those heritage townships to explore -originally established on the basis of a regional gold mining industry and the incredible hike in wealth that resulted >150 years ago. Today gold mining has gone, but the region is still the roof of the country and providing those facilities and services that cater for the tourist industries that took root with the railways providing easy transport from the city to the mountains (if originally for the richer sectors of local society). Rail literally followed the miners and opened-up the country to farmers, graziers, foresters and the commercial townships that were established to service them.
Rural railways remained in being for almost 100 years before the greater flexibility and lower costs of road transport replaced them. The Ovens Railway Line, for example, reached Myrtle in 1883 and Bright in 1890. The last train ran in 1983 and, by the early 1990s, there was this shift of rail track to rail trail – the convenience of shallow gradients and traffic free routes through some of the most scenic country in the state. It was a well-conceived opportunity and a much-appreciated choice judging by the many bikies that we met on the trail the day we took to two-wheels.
Our bike ride took us as far as Porepunkah that day – return journey of around 14 km – so, a modest outing. There were six of us – four adults and two little kids – and we hired the two additional bikes required from Messrs Bright Electric Bikes. First round the township to gain confidence that we could find the start of the rail trail and, from the station museum (as it now is), heading west along the line in the direction of Wangaratta. One of the hire bikes was an e-bike - our first experience of ‘assisted pedal power’ – you needed to pedal to make it work; stop pedalling on the level and it would drift to a stop. We were learning.
I should say too, that we had two falls - both times learning to synchronize pedalling with braking and needing to stop – small stationary falls, fortunately.
You travel through the ‘suburbs’ of Bright – back gardens, open parkland, avenues of trees alongside the trail – before crossing the Great Alpine Road and leaving the township behind. There’s an information shelter at this point describing the history of the railway. The main rest/view stop however – couple of km from Bright - is the bridge over the Ovens River with a small shelter half-way across. Hang out over the guard rail and follow the fast flow of the river, and see the broken trees and other forest debris that had pilled up against the bridge stanchions that was disrupting flow. Immediately below us, we watched a couple in a canoe skilfully negotiating their way through.
Then more long sloping runs before the rail trail climbs up a shallow gradient into Porepunkah and passed the Rail Trail Café which was closed. The woman wiping tables outside directed us to the Punkah Pantry Café/Store a further 500 m along the trail when we asked about a convenient lunch stop. Instead, we followed the trail downhill passed the café to stop at the kids’ playground in Riverside Park; a more interesting activity than trail biking when you’re five. There was also a convenient toilet on hand – surely one of the cleanest in Victoria. Complimenti to the people in charge.
Half-hour later we were back at the Punkah Pantry for those snacks and drinks that provided lunch that day – sitting across the road out front next to another of those ubiquitous shelters next to the rail trail. What a gorgeous place to be – empty space, crystal clear air, the Ovens River chattering over the rocks below and, towering over the township, the massive plateau of Mt Buffalo. I should also say that we had the trail largely to ourselves by midday - by then the other bikies, presumably, were well on their way to Myrtleford and places further west.
And the ride back? ‘Easy’ comes to mind, and we comfortably met our return time for the half-day hire for which we had contracted the bikes.
Would we do it again? Sure. Fine weather biking, of course. Rain, wind, snow and more would raise the challenge status.

Peter Steele
30Dec2020
Skrevet 1. januar 2021
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yurshim
Ballarat, Australia31 bidrag
nov. 2020
Loved this trail, stayed at both myrtleford and bright for 6 days, rode every day, the ride from bright to porepunkah was fabulous althought lots of people on it. plenty of spots to stop for a sit, or coffee or just admire the surroundings
Skrevet 4. desember 2020
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MandyParish
Geelong, Australia145 bidrag
nov. 2020 • Venner
Hi there - took this trail and it was absolutely back to mature as you walk through some awesome bush land BUT I have a morbid fear of snakes and if there isn’t a chance of encountering a snake it’s on this path - by the river, plenty of undergrowth and warm weather -probably give it a miss!
Skrevet 17. november 2020
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Kirsty860
Geelong, Australia62 bidrag
okt. 2020 • Par
Such a well maintained rail trail. We rode Myrtleford to Bright return one gorgeous Spring day. Elms, Plane trees, Oaks, Dogwoods superb
Great to have stops along the way for coffee, water, beer and friendly service in Covid times
Skrevet 17. oktober 2020
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Lynn P
3 bidrag
okt. 2020
Great trail even better with an e bike. Lots of stops for coffee or wine along the way. Hire bikes available in Bright.
Skrevet 16. oktober 2020
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DMThorn
Sydney, Australia89 bidrag
jun. 2020 • Venner
My daughter and I cycled from Beechworth to Myrtleford on day 1 and then on to Bright the following day. It is not a difficult route with the first 18km being mostly downhill. We did make a mistake on the first leg and ended up heading to Wangaratta instead of Myrtleford so take care to watch the signposts as you approach Everton. If you are not planning to go there for a break you should not go to Everton station but turn almost 180 degrees and follow the track toward Everton town. Otherwise we thought the route was lovely and would highly recommend it.
From a transport point of view, I left my daughter with the bikes in Beechworth and drove our car to Bright and then caught the bus back.
Skrevet 26. juni 2020
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