Cycling the Trail

Yea Station, Great Victorian Rail Trail

Riding along the trail is a great way to enjoy the changing landscape.

The trail winds between the small bush township of Tallarook and Mansfield in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. Along the way, the trail takes you from the banks of the beautiful Goulburn River and up the Goulburn Valley, past granite-boulder strewn hillsides, taking riders through numerous small small villages and the townships of Yea, Yarck and Bonnie Doon - great places for a food and drink stop.

Riders pass some impressive infrastructure: the long, dark Cheviot Tunnel and the Bonnie Doon Bridge spanning Lake Eildon. The trail makes its way through rich farmland brimming with birdlife and scattered with magnificent stands of ancient red gums, before finishing in Mansfield.

With so many accommodation options available along the trail, there is something to suit every taste and budget. And don't forget to share your pics on social media using the tag #greatvictorianrailtrail!

The Essentials

The trail surface is best suited for mountain, hybrid or touring bikes.

There are 12 toilets on the trail and several shelters with tables and seats. Public toilets are also available in the local towns.

BBQs are available at Tallarook, Yea, Alexandra, Bonnie Doon and Mansfield.

Please carry food and water while on the trail. Read up on the trail's safety information and code of conduct.

Interactive Rail Trail Map