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Boynton's Feathertop Winery, near Bright, Victoria

Boynton's Feathertop Winery, near Bright, Victoria

 

We love Victoria's North East, for its wine, food, people and scenery. It's also a great place to take the family during the holidays, especially if you want to do some cycling.

The Rail Trail network’s sealed, off-road and mostly flat terrain offers a fun and safe adventure for families young and old. Native bushland, wetlands and pastures offer heaps of opportunities to spot wildlife and farm animals on the region’s Top Family Pedals.

Refuel at kid-friendly eateries dishing up local produce within easy pedalling distance on the Murray to Mountains or Great Victorian Rail Trails. A number of the region’s cycling hubs have kid's bikes, baby seats, railers and tag-alongs available for hire.

* Age recommendation suggested as a guide only

 

TOP FAMILY PEDALS – KIDS 6 & UNDER*

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Bright to Wandiligong (10km return): this gentle trundle follows Morse’s Creek all the way to the village of Wandiligong. Savour a crisp apple from an orchard farm gate, and keep your eyes peeled for paragliders as you pass a popular landing paddock.

Bright to Porepunkah (12km return): fuel up on a signature breakfast burrito while the kids make use of the great big sandpit at the Rail Trail Café. Or, continue on to Boynton's Feathertop Winery for an antipasto lunch from their DIY Deli watching and fun for the little ones on the playground.

Rutherglen to Wahgunyah (18km return): revitalise those little legs with an old-fashioned milkshake at Pickled Sisters Café, before popping down to Pfeiffer Wines’ historic bridge to try your luck spotting resident turtles in Sunday Creek.

 

Great Victorian Rail Trail

Mansfield to Olivers Road (14km return): enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mullum Wetlands, spotting local flora and fauna from raised walkways, lookouts and in the bird hide. As the ride continues through beautiful farmland country, you’re sure to see some farm animals too!

 

High Country Rail Trail

Huon to Tallangatta (24km return): as you pass through peaceful grazing country, play a game of spot the cow as they munch and drink at water’s edge on the other side of Lake Hume. Pull up in Tallangatta for a house-made sweet treat at the new Sconned & Jammed café.

 

TOP FAMILY PEDALS – KIDS 7 & UP*

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Bright to Myrtleford (60km return): this pedal-powered adventure through the Ovens Valley has plenty of family-friendly action to break up the journey: the Rail Trail Cafe, Bright Berry Farm (save room for a berry cup!), old tobacco kilns, Myrtleford Butter Factory and the ever breathtaking backdrop of Mount Buffalo! Return transfers bookable with Bright’s Bus-a-Bike (0409 806 458).


Great Victorian Rail Trail

Mansfield to Bonnie Doon (44km return): keep your eyes peeled for echidnas, wallabies, kookaburras, eagles as well as farm animals – plenty to occupy young minds all the way to Bonnie Doon! Check out the activity on Lake Eildon below as you cross the 385m historic bridge, then find a shady spot to drop in a fishing line or hire a kayak. Return transfers bookable via All Terrain Cycles or Rail Trail Bike Tours.

 

High Country Rail Trail

Huon to Old Tallangatta (<40km return): ride back in time to the 1950s when the town of Tallangatta was relocated, and the old town flooded by Lake Hume. Cross the sparkling lake over the bright red 600m Sandy Creek Bridge to visit the new and old town sites. Chance your luck and throw a line in at the Kiewa Valley Lookout.
 

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