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.

Murray to
Mountains
Rail Trail

Our state-of-the-art electric bikes make cycling the Rail Trail a pleasure. Alternatively, if you’re after a little more exercise why not try one of our super comfy (we call the the couch on two wheels) Rail Trail Cruisers or one of our brand new MTB’s.
Kids and families are catered for too!

Food,
Wine
& Beer

With a huge number of amazing cafes and restaurants, where local produce shines, Bright, Victoria, is foodie heaven. Further afield, Victoria’s North East has 5 wine regions and a multitude of breweries and gourmet delights to satisfy your curiosity.

WHERE TO RIDE

The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail begins (or ends) in Bright, Victoria. Within minutes of leaving town, you’ll 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 (28 km return) leaves from Bright and follows the trail through Porepunkah and beyond. Stop and refresh at the delightful Rail Trail Cafe (coffee and/or breakfast or lunch) before continuing on to Ringer Reef Winery (for a tasting and to enjoy the stunning views of Mt Buffalo and Mt Feathertop) and then on to Tatanka Gardens, where you can enjoy a coffee or ice cream in the gardens while soaking up the serene atmosphere. From there it’s just a short hop to the Buffalo Berry Farm, with freshly picked berries in season and berry pies, housemade gelato and shakes year-round. On your way back, call in at the recently refurbished Punka Pub for refreshments.

Because you can ride longer and explore further on an Electric Bike, many of our guests choose to ride the return trip from Bright to Myrtleford (approx 65km). The granite massif of Mt Buffalo is constantly within view, providing a scenic backdrop for those Insta-worthy photos. Past the berry farm, there are opportunities to stop for nuts, seeds and oils at farm gates in Eurobin and Ovens. Ride past the acres of hops at Rostrevor Hop Garden, which provides nearly 90% of the hops that flavour Australian beers. Stop for a genuine country pub lunch at the Happy Valley Hotel in Ovens. In Myrtleford, grab a coffee at Coffee Chakra or Cafe Fez (another highly recommended lunch venue with its Middle Eastern-inspired menu). Pick up banh mi at Tu Vietnamese Street Food, or stop by the Bush Track Wines / Billy Button cellar door to taste some of the stars of the Alpine Valleys wine region.

Another short but beautiful and rewarding ride is the 18km return ride to Wandiligong (affectionately nicknamed ‘Wandi’ by locals). Ride out of town on the fully paved Bennetts Trail past the Mystic MTB park trailhead and the paragliding landing spot. From there it’s a pleasant ride along Morses Creek ‘till you get to Alpine Park – ride past the playground and cricket oval to 5 Acres Bar & Kitchen for share plates, cocktails and coffee or cold drinks. Lunch at the Wandi Pub (TimeOut Magazine’s 2017 ‘Best Regional Hotel’ in Victoria) is a must for many visitors, either in the historic building – built during the gold rush – or in the large, shady garden. Just a bit further along is Alpine Apples Farm Shed, situated in the midst of Nightingale Bros orchards, featuring a huge range of fresh local produce, including apples and apple juice (of course!), pies and strudel, honey, smoked trout, local cheese, sourdough bread and more. This is also where you’ll find Alpine Cider, dry or sweet, or if you’re very lucky, the delicious and complex Cloudy.

Please always check the current operating hours and booking requirements of all venues.

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

BIKE HIRE

Along with Electric Bikes, we also have a range of comfortable and fun Rail Trail Cruisers, Mountain Bikes, and children’s bikes. Kids aged 18 months to 5 years can ride in a child trailer, and you can even take your furry family member in a dog trailer. We supply complimentary helmets, locks and personalised maps with all bike hire. 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 stay.

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

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 six wine regions are Alpine Valleys, King Valley, Rutherglen, Glenrowan, and Beechworth. And yes, all of them are well worth a visit!

Close by, tastings are available at Billy Button Cellar Door right in Bright, or at Ringer Reef Winery, 7.5km from Bright on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. A family-owned and run winery, Ringer Reef is a highlight – amazing views of Mt Buffalo, an interesting range of wines including some rare varieties, local produce platters and a huge lawn for the kids to run around on. Further from Bright there’s Gapsted Winery in Gapsted (just outside of Myrtleford), Michelini and Bush Track/Billy Button in Myrtleford, and a number of small family vineyards in the Happy Valley just outside of Ovens.

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 lover’s 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. Further afield, enjoy Crank Handle Brewery in Tawonga South (en route to Mt Beauty and Falls Creek), Black Dog Brewing in Glenrowan and King River Brewing in the King Valley.

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 Ginger Baker, Blackbird Cafe, Coral Lee or Food Wine Friends, or pick up something lighter at Sixpence Coffee. A short (7km) cycle away is the super delicious Rail Trail Cafe (Porepunkah).

If you’re looking for lunch options in and around Bright Victoria, then fish & chips from Rok Salt or sushi from Katsu are a delicious choice – especially as it’s a short walk down to the Ovens River for a lunch with a view. Or, stop by Tomahawks for chill vibes, great music and delicious burgers (beef, veggie and chicken).

In the mood for a picnic? Bright, Victoria also has some wonderful spots to relax and enjoy. Discover great picnic options and spots here >>

Dinner options in Bright, Victoria, abound. Reed & Co Gin Distillery offers a super delicious tapas-style menu, along with flight-style tastings of their gin, including collaborations with local winemakers, chefs, and coffee roasters. For great pub grub, you can’t beat the Wandi Pub (named ‘Best Regional Hotel’ in Victoria 2017 by TimeOut Magazine). Further afield chef Emma Handley, formerly head chef at the hatted Villa Gusto, is serving up fresh modern cuisine at Templar Lodge in Tawonga. Or, for the best pizza in North East Victoria head to Bastoni’s in Myrtleford: traditional woodfired Napoli-style pizza (try the semolina-crusted calamari as a starter).

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.

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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

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Bright Electric Bikes
2 Delany Avenue
Bright, Victoria

Phone: 0491 037 973

Email: info@brightelectricbikes.com.au

“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