Cycling the Great Victorian Rail Trail

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

The trail winds between the small township of Tallarook and Mansfield in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. Along the way the trail takes you from the banks of the Goulburn River, through the beautiful Trawool Valley and past granite boulder strewn hillsides. Further along the trail are the towns and villages of Yea, Alexandra, Yarck and Bonnie Doon. All provide great places for a food and drink stop.

Riders cycle along 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.

Toilets are available at several locations on the trail. Public toilets are also available in the local towns. Several shelters with tables and seats are also available along trail. 

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.