Victoria: Alps 8-day (TourzPlus™)

  • Itinerary Summary

    Bike through Australia's beautiful southeastern state of Victoria. This tour includes the scenic highlights of Victoria's high country, vineyards and old gold-mining towns.
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    1. Day 1: Melbourne

      Highlights: Melbourne

      We meet at 5:00PM in Melbourne to fit bikes. Your tour leader will tell you a little about Victoria and what you can expect to see and do in the days ahead. Melbourne has an excellent bike path to South Melbourne and from here along the coast to St Kilda, a round trip of 25km.

    2. Day 2: Melbourne to Marysville

      Highlights: Westerfolds Park, Yarra Ranges National Park

      From downtown Melbourne leave the city on the 33.5km Yarra Bike trail following the river and through several parks to Westerfolds Park. From here we take backroads to the wine growing region of Yarra Glen for lunch. Finish the day with a challenging climb up over the Black Spur in the Yarra Ranges National Park.

      Daily mileage: 66-115km (41-72 miles). Terrain: Easy to Eltham then more challenging hilly country with a long moderate climb over Black Spur.

    3. Day 3: Marysville to Mansfield

      Highlights: Victorian farmland, Our Lady of Mercy convent

      A day winding through the open Victorian farmland. See a former Our Lady of Mercy convent in idyllic surroundings.

      Daily mileage: 57-110km (36-69 miles). Terrain: easy, gently undulating.

    4. Day 4: Mansfield to Wangaratta

      Highlights: King River, wine region

      A lovely climb on a quiet road up the edge of the alpine range before a long gentle descent beside the King River to Wangaratta. This is a region famous for fine wines and it is a gateway to the mountain country.

      Daily mileage: 65-115km (40-72 miles). Terrain: Gentle followed by steeper climb before descent into Whitfield for lunch then essentially flat.

    5. Day 5: Wangaratta to Bright

      Highlights: Beautiful ride through the countryside

      A unique day's riding entirely on a sealed rail trail though magnificent countryside.

      Daily mileage: 51-81km (32-50 miles). Terrain: Typical gentle rail inclines with an overall uphill to Bright.

    6. Day 6: Bright

      Highlights: Rest day, Mt Buffalo

      Our hotel is in the heart of Bright, among beautiful old trees. Optional trip to Mt Buffalo. We will take you to the top of Mt Buffalo and let you enjoy the 30 km descent by bike.

    7. Day 7: Bright to Beechworth

      Highlights: Views of Mt Beauty, old gold town of Yackandandah

      The day starts with an 8 km climb to Tawonga Gap (895m) with rewarding views of Mt Beauty followed by a superb descent into the scenic Kiewa valley before more gentle climbing to the quaint old gold town of Yackandandah. We finish with a final climb to Beechworth.

      Daily mileage: 86-112km (54-70 miles. Terrain: Hilly start and finish with lots of downhill in between.

    8. Day 8: Farewell


      Downhill all the way to Chiltern for a quick coffee, then an easy flat ride to Rutherglen for wine tasting. Meet at the Rutherglen Information Centre. Drive to Shepparton where we will leave you to catch the train back to Melbourne.

    • Highlights

      Victoria's high country, Vineyards, Old gold-mining towns
    • Includes

      Use of a quality 24-27 speed bicycle, 7 nights lodging, 7 breakfasts, and 6 dinners(excluding drinks)
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    • Begin/End

    • Arrive/Depart

      Melbourne: Tullarmine Airport (MEL) / Melbourne: Tullarmine Airport
    • Total Distance

      578 - 608 km (359 - 378 miles)
    • Daily Distance

      0 - 115 km (0 - 72 miles)
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    * We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

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