Cycling in Beechworth
Whatever type of cycling you are looking for Beechworth is the place to find it. Australia’s Premier Rail Trail, the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail arrives right in the middle of town. The trail itself provides a safe and pleasurable way to explore in and around Beechworth and North East Victoria. The Trail is a bitumen sealed bicycle trail following 98 kms of historic railway lines, from Wangaratta to Bright, via Mytleford, and connecting with Beechworth. Bring your own bike or hire one along the way.
If Mountain Biking is your go then the Beechworth Mountain Bike Park, which on its own is considered one of the best places to mountain bike ride in Australia is easily accessible. The Beechworth Mountain Bike Park is only 2km from the centre of town.
Beechworth is also a popular destination for road cyclists. Beechworth has four sealed roads that enter the town and each road trends upwards with some steep climbs on each road
Cycling is an excellent way to explore Beechworth, however when you are not on your bike you can visit any one of the cafés or restaurants in the region or take a look at the unique retail stores in Beechworth. Each season provides a different cycling experience which makes Beechworth the perfect destination for a cycling holiday.
Imagine the perfect foodies holiday: cycling from a quaint village café, down a country road to taste award winning wines and onto a farm gate to pick up some fresh regional produce and meet the farmer who grew it. You might think this only happens in Europe but with the launch of Pedal to Produce in Victoria’s High Country you don’t have to travel to provincial France to enjoy a gourmet cycling holiday. North East Valleys Food and Wine and Murray to Mountains Cycling has created Pedal to Produce, a tasty initiative that involves cycling through Victoria’s most beautiful country side enjoying the region’s gourmet delights.
Pedal to Produce includes the renowned food and wine regions of Rutherglen, Beechworth, Glenrowan, Milawa, King Valley, Myrtleford, Bright and the Kiewa Valley where you can visit cellar doors, local breweries or drop into a café for a coffee. If you are hungry you can refuel at one of the many bakeries, restaurants and food producers along the way.
Free map and produce offers
There are 8 regional based maps available through the region’s Visitor Information Centres. The maps include ride specific to each area and value offers from local producers. The map must be presented at each producer to redeem the offer.
The Pedal to Produce maps can be accessed via www.pedaltoproduce.com.au but doesn't include produce offers. Visitors wishing to use the produce offers must pick up maps or voucher booklets from participating Visitor Information Centres.