5 Day Ultimate High Country Villages Cycle Tour Print

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Suits: Beginners to Experienced Riders
Location: Milawa
Time: 5 Days 6 Nights
Season: All Year Round
Cost: AUD$1400.00 per person (incl GST)




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• Pedal the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and explore sub alpine villages.
• Discover goldrush towns rich in bushranger legends.
• Discover Italian varietals hidden in the premium King Valley and Rutherglen wine regions
• Farm gate gourmet food and wine
• Quality overnight accommodation.
• Spectacular scenery

Pre: Arrive late afternoon to your B&B accommodation, the Milawa Muscat Retreat and enjoy a relaxed evening with wood fired pizzas and local wines.

Day 1: Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. The Milawa Tours transfer bus will collect you in the morning with bikes and helmets ready for your 1 hour drive to explore the sub-alpine village of Bright.  Cycle the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to a culinary adventure at Gapstead’s Winery for lunch by indulging in award winning food and wine.

Pedal your way down hill toward Milawa, meet the purveyors of gourmet produce on the way. 
Be greeted by a warm country greeting at the Milawa Muscat Retreat.  Enjoy a the luxury accommodation and dinner at the local Milawa Gourmet Hotel.

Day 2:  Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the Milawa Muscat Retreat, ready for a day of cycling through the premium King Valley wine region.
Board the Milawa Tour bus with bikes and travel 30 minutes to the picturesque King Valley.   Traverse the winding country roads, stopping at one of the many small family owned wineries along the way to sample the many unique Mediterranean varietals.  Pedal down the valley to discover a gourmet lunch of your choice.  Later in the day, be collected by the Milawa Tours bus and returned to your accommodation where you can refresh and prepare to be taken to one of the regions acclaimed restaurants, cafés or hotels of your choice for dinner by the Milawa Tours bus.

Day 3:  Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and morning at the Milawa Muscat Retreat.  Spend half a day exploring your choice of acclaimed wine regions (bikes optional).   Be returned to your accommodation by the Milawa Tours bus to be treated to a half day cooking school, where you will assist Chef, Peter Hoppach prepare a delicious dinner party.  Experience the enjoyment of cooking and dining.

Day 4 :  Prepare for your day of discovery with breakfast at your accommodation.  The Milawa Tours bus will collect you with bikes and drive 40 minutes to Rutherglen, one of Australia’s most historic wine regions.  Enjoy a gourmet lunch of your choice and explore the many boutique wineries, gourmet delights and meet the locals of Rutherglen before boarding the Milawa Tours bus to return to the Milawa Muscat Retreat.

Day 5 :  Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the Milawa Muscat Retreat, ready for a day of cycling through the historic rich gold rush village of Beechworth.
Discover the bushranger legends of this historic town. Meet the locals and enjoy a gourmet lunch along the way.  Pedal your way down the hill from Beechworth to Milawa.  Enjoy a relaxing hot shower at your luxury accommodation before dining at one of the region’s acclaimed restaurants, café’s or hotels.

Post: Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and then depart.