Five Gippsland Rail Trails 10D 9N
- Duration: 10 Days (approx.)
- Location: Cowes, Victoria
- Product code: 5GRT
5 Gippsland Rail Trails Cycle Tour.
10 Days 9 Nights, 330km. Averaging around 33kms each day. Starts close to Melbourne Australia. Easy access by Public Transport.
- Book with Ease for your cycling holiday. No payments needed at this stage. Please complete your details. Include any special requests. We will send a you a full itinerary package and invoice. Your booking will be confirmed once the deposit is received.
This fabulous cycle tour takes you on all of the very different Gippsland Rail Trails. It is the complete BOX SET! On top of all that, you can look forward to fabulous accommodation each night too! We’ve specially chosen the accommodation to suit each location – from lovely motels to quirky B&B’s and a Farm Stay, so you can be assured a warm welcome and a great sleep each night.
Every Rail Trail is a journey of its own. They all go through native bush with the opportunity to see our local animals and birds.
Day 1 and Day 2 Bass Coast Rail Trail + Philip Island Cycle Paths 47 km 2D 2N
Your first 2 days will be cycling the Philip Island cycle paths and Bass Coast Rail Trail. The Bass Coast Rail Trail is the only seaside rail trail in Australia. It has spectacular coastal views and you will cycle over the amazing Bourne Trestle Bridge over 100 years old. This section of your tour finishes at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine where you can get underground and experience the life of a coal miner in the early 1900's.
Day 3 and Day 4 Great Southern Rail Trail 72 km 2D 2N
On Days 3 and 4 you will cycle the amazing Great Southern Rail Trail with 72km of of scenic cycling through quirky little country towns that time forgot. Except that now they are the home of art galleries, cafes, markets and fresh local produce. With views of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Quiet Corner and green rolling farming country with lots of dairy cows.
Day 5 Grand Ridge Rail Trail 26km 1D 1N
Day 5 is dedicated to the Grand Ridge Rail Trail a pretty little rail trail from the town of Mirboo North to Boolarra and back again. It starts with a fabulous breakfast right in town and finishes at the Mirboo North Grand Ridge Brewery and its range of craft beers.
Day 6 and Day 7 Gippsland Plains Rail Trail 63 km 2D 2N
Day 6 and 7 will see you cycle the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail staying at the little township of Tinamba just behind the Tinamba Hotel an award winning Pub of the Year and Best Regional Restaurant. The trail passes through high quality dairy country, and offers panoramic views of the Great Dividing Range to the north, and sweeping 3600 views across the Great Gippsland Plains.
Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 East Gippsland Rail Trail 120 km 3D 2N
Days 8, 9 and 10 takes you along the East Gippsland Rail Trail full of amazing trestle bridges that loom out of the bush and are a testament to engineering of times gone by. As you cycle you will have the chance to see many native animals, pass little villages and cycle over the rivers. With a side trip to enjoy Lakes Entrance and its lovely beaches you will find lots to love about this rail trail.
Your Self Guided, Fully Supported Cycle Tour starts any day that suits you and Includes:
Bikes and cycling equipment for for 10 days
9 night's accommodation with a hearty breakfast every morning
Cyclist Transfer between rail trails and back to Bairnsdale at end of tour to take the train to Melbourne
Maps and ride notes for a 9 day ride. Cyclewayz app for electronic navigation.
Water bottle and snack, Hi Vis Vest, Front pannier and rear pannier if desired, basic first aid kit.Roadside assistance and cyclist transfer along with luggage if needed.
Ask us if you'd like to cycle just some of these Rail Trails. We can design a tour to suit.