Bright, Victoria is a cycling mecca and the jewel in the crown is one of Australia’s premier trails – the 120 km long Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

In addition to this, Bright also has a formidable range of foodie delights and adventure activities just waiting for you to discover.

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Our state-of-the-art electric bikes
make cycling the Rail Trail a pleasure.

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With two hatted restaurants and one on the cusp… Bright, Victoria, is foodie heaven.

WHERE TO RIDE

The Murray to Mountains Rails Trail begins (or ends) in Bright, Victoria. Within minutes of leaving town, you be rewarded with spectacular glimpses of Mt Buffalo. However, what makes the trail truly memorable are the ample opportunities to create a full Pedal-to-Produce experience. From apples to berries, from craft beer to family owned wineries, or just sitting and relaxing in one of our great cafes or provenders… you’ll feel relaxed and invigorated.

A perfect little ride (25 km return) leaves from Bright and follows the trail through Porepunkah. Stop and refresh at the delightful Rail Trail Cafe (coffee and/or breakfast) before continuing on to Ringer Reef Winery (for a tasting and to enjoy the stunning views of Mt Buffalo and Mt Feathertop) and then onto Boynton’s Feathertop Winery – one of the stars of the region.

Because you can ride longer and explore further on an Electric Bike, many of our guests are choosing to ride the return trip from Bright to Myrtleford (58 km’s). With a rich cultural history,  you can indulge in delicious and fresh Italian fare – pasta @ Lupo’s Kiln Cafe, or pizza at Bastoni Pizzeria. A perfect opportunity for wine tasting presents itself on the way back.

A side ride out to the newly relaunched Wandi Pub for lunch is a must for many visitors. This 16 km round-trip follows a paved trail past the paragliding landing area and continues on beside Morses Creek to the delightful hamlet of Wandiligong.

Learn more about the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail here >>

BIKE HIRE

Along with Electric Bikes, we also have a range of Amsterdam-style cruiser bicycles, Kids MTB’s, along with child trailers and tagalongs for younger children. And all our bikes come with helmets, locks and personalised maps. So if you’re a family, or couple, a large group or just looking for a memorable day out, we’d be delighted to help you make the most of your stay in Bright and surrounds.

Learn more about bike hire here >>

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

We understand that sometimes you want to relax and let someone else do the heavy lifting. That’s why we’ve put together a range of mouth-watering self-guided bike tours that will delight, intrigue and revitalise you. In addition to this, we’ve sat down with local businesses to create exclusive offers for you to enjoy. Enjoy real savings across a range of quality local cafes, restaurants, wineries, micro-breweries and more by booking your tour with us.

Perhaps you’d like a half-day Gourmet Tour of Bright, or choose our Breakfast of Champions Tour. For a full-day adventure try our Tastes of Italy Tour or the Rail Trail Highlights Tour. We even have multi-day tours for those who want to pack the most value and enjoyment into their visit.

Put simply, our collection of experiences in Bright & surrounds is irresistable.

See for yourself here >>

WINE REGIONS

If you’re a keen wine buff, then five wine regions – all within an hour’s drive of Bright – will appeal.  Many of the wineries also have excellent restaurants, so you can indulge in two of your favourite pleasures! For the record, the five wine regions are – Alpine Valleys, King Valley, Rutherglen, Glenrowan & Beechworth. And yes, all of them are well worth a visit!

If you’re interested in sampling local wine, pay a visit to Alpine Cellars. With over 140 wines, this boutique wine store has the largest selection of local beer, wine and cider in the region.
Visit Alpine Cellars here >>

MICRO-BREWERIES

If you’re an aficionado of the amber nectar, Bright Victoria, is the place for you – the area is home to some of Victoria’s most renowned craft breweries.

The Bright Brewery is making some exceptional beers and is popular with both locals and visitors. Bridge Road Brewers in Beechworth (45 minute drive) is also a beer lovers dream. Not only are their beers superb, but their pizzas are fresh and delicious. Both of these breweries have some serious al fresco action going on… while in colder months, their indoor spaces are warm and inviting. Sweetwater Brewing Company in Mt. Beauty is also a lovely little spot to enjoy an ale.

CAFES & RESTAURANTS

A serious cafe scene means you can always find a great coffee – or hearty breakfast – to start your day. In Bright, Victoria, there’s a range of breakfast options including Blackbird Cafe (Bright) and with a short cycle, the super convenient Rail Trail Cafe (Porepunkah).

If you’re looking for lunch options in and around Bright Victoria, then Gourmet Fish & Chips from Rok Salt are a delicious choice – especially as it’s a short walk down to the Ovens River for a lunch with a view. If you’d prefer to dine-in for lunch then wood fired pizza’s from Bastoni Pizzeria (Myrtleford) or enjoy Nonna’s handmade pasta at Lupo’s Kiln Cafe (also in Myrtleford) both provide authentic Italian food that will delight your taste buds.

If you’re in the mood for a picnic, Bright, Victoria also have some wonderful picnic purveyors – The Loaded Basket, Food Wine Friends & Snow Road Produce have a beautifully prepared spread of fabulous local produce in a fully-equipped hamper. Discover great picnic options and spots here >>

Dinner options in Bright, Victoria, abound. Grape & Grain Bar is the place to catch up with friends in the heart of beautiful Bright. Rok Salt is the place for gourmet Fish & Chips. If you’re heading further afield, check out Bastoni Pizzeria and Motel on Alpine – both in Myrtleford. For great pub grub, you can’t beat the Harrietville Hotel Motel.

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Bright Electric Bikes have the passion and knowledge to offer you a front row seat to the most memorable and best value experiences in the region. Contact us today.

Bright electric Bikes Shop

CONTACT INFO

Bright Electric Bikes
2 Delany Avenue
Bright, Victoria

Phone: (03) 5755 1309

Email: info@brightelectricbikes.com.au

 

OPENING HOURS (Spring 2017)

Open 6-days a week – 10am-6pm (closed Wednesday)

* Open 7-days a week during School holidays, Festivals and Public Holidays
** Open by appointment on Wednesdays. Please call or email to book.

“The most fun I’ve had in ages!”
Kim - Mooroolbark
“I can’t believe we rode to Myrtleford and back. It was so easy!”
Stephen - Cairns
“The kids loved it!”
Dominic - North Fitzroy
“We’ll be doing this every time we visit Bright. Thoroughly enjoyable!”
Tara - Mt Martha