Trail Building

We have been working on the trail at Mowbray Park Farm for a while now and it’s all going really well. We have been getting a good turn out to the build days and forming a core group of people that attend almost every day with others turning up as their time permits. It’s great to see more people getting involved too!

The best way to keep up to date with build days is via our facebook page.

At the moment we are putting up videos of sections of the trail on the fb page, so if you can’t make a build day you can still see what the trail will be like.

If you want to help out feel free to turn up to one of the days and see what’s happening first hand. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t had any trail building experience! We usually ride a loop of the proposed trail after building to get feedback and modify the route if necessary. You can do this without knowing how to build a trail. 🙂

If you are able to help out with materials that is excellent too. We are still in need of railway sleepers to complete a bridge or two.

With all of that in mind there are still two other areas we are working on gaining access to, but is a very, very slow process.

Accommodation

There is a wide range of accommodation options available along the Great Victorian Rail Trail. Accommodation is available to suit all budgets, from camping to luxury hotel and B&B.

Bike-Friendly Accommodation
Check out our list of accommodation when planning your next ride along the Great Victorian Rail Trail.

All of our listed properties are bike & cyclist friendly and we have been working with the owners to help improve what is on offer.

Contact us if you would like a recommendation for one that will suit your travel needs.

Properties listed with an Astrix (*) are our prefered suppliers and will give you a 10% discount when you mention our name when making your booking

Mansfield

Mansfield Travel Lodge – 114/116 High St, Mansfield (03) 5775 5775

Rossedale House – 146 Mt Battery Road Mobile: 0429 328 5775

Bonnie Doon

Bonnie Doon Caravan Park: Arnot St, Bonnie Doon (03) 5778 5775

Woodfield

Woodfield Shearers Quarters – great accommodation in original sheering quarters. call for bookings 0417 594 5775

Yarck

* Two Eagles Cottage 6595 Maroondah Hwy Yarck Phone: (03) 5773 5775

Mobile: 0428 030 577

Molesworth

Molesworth Motel – Goulburn Valley Hwy, Molesworth – (03) 5797 5775

Alexandra

Alexandra Motel – 76 Downey St, Alexandra (03) 5772 5775

Yea –

Yea Motel – Miller St Yea Phone: (03) 5797 5775

Yea Caravan Park – 1 Court St, Yea (03) 5797 5775

Royal Mail Hotel – 88 High St Yea (03) 5797 5775

Tartin Motel – 17 High St, Yea (03) 5797 5775

Trawool –

Trawool Country Comfort – 8150 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Trawool (03) 5792 1444

* Trawool Shed Cottages Mobile: 0413 220 577 Business: (03) 57995775

Tallarook

Tallarook Hotel Corner Main Street & Lodge Street Tallarook, (03) 5792 5775

Seymour

Lost Happening

Since the last post we have been doing a lot of work at Mowbray Park Farm.

We have reached the half way mark for the first major crossing we’ve been working on from the start. Looking at the videos and pictures will show why it has taken so long. Some big rocks have been moved, a lot of tread benched in and the bearers put in place for the bridge.

While waiting for materials for the bridge we have finished the hard part of the second creek area and cut the trail through a grove of trees. Just today we had a good number of power poles delivered by Steve and Terry that will help with one more crossing and possibly a retaining wall for the first crossing. If anyone is able to provide some old sleepers they would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

The staff at Mowbray Park Farm have been extremely helpful through all of this so far. A test ride with one of the property owners was very well received and helped to fine tune some sections of the trail.

Feedback from test riders so far has been positive and used to modify some areas. There is still a bit of work to do but we are almost there!

Tours and Packages

Tour Packages:

At South East Queensland Trails Alliance Bike Tours, we specialize in cycling tours all inclusive packages. From the budget conscious to the exclusive B&B packages, we are able to cater for all your needs.
We realize there are many types of cyclists out there at all levels.

We pride ourselves in the fact that we can adapt to your needs.
Our policy off, “Yes I Can” gives us a unique edge.
Local knowledge also an advantage so give us a call and let us help plan your next ride.

Our Tours

At South East Queensland Trails Alliance Bike Tours we specialise in designing rides suited to all abilities. From the family ride to the club rides, our motto in “Yes We Can” when it comes to making you next ride adventure a great one. Just ask our customers what they think.

As a keen cyclist myself and a local, there are many great rides to enjoy in our region, and we are only too happy to help you get the most out of your time spent cycling in the region. Below is an example of some of our riding options, but this is by no means all your options. Simply call or send us an email and let’s start planning your next riding adventure.

Hot Days ? Why not enjoy a Twilight Ride?

Why not enjoy a twilight ride as the day cools. Jump on your bike around 6pm and ride the trail one way to one of the many pubs for an hour or two then have dinner. Then let us come and pick you up and take you home.

Call and ask us how and where on 0417 594 998

New Tour – The Three Trails Trilogy

Download The Three Trails Trilogy Brochure:

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This new tour will cover three rail trails in 8 days, The High Country Rail Trail, The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and the new Great Victorian Rail Trail.

This is your chance to come and ride some of Victoria’s finest Rail Trails in a fully supported ride.
Stay tuned for tour dates and don’t miss out on your spot.

The Down Hill Flyer  –  Ruffy to Yarck

Come and enjoy some great food followed by a downhill ride from the tiny town of Ruffy high amongst the granite boulders in the Highlands down through the picturesque Gobur Valley to the town of Yarck. This is one of the little known great rides this area has to offer.

INCLUSIONS:

Collection of you and your bike from Yea, scenic drive to Ruffy, Light meal at Ruffy, Collection from Yarck and return to Yea.

ITINERARY:

We meat at the old railway station in Yea at 11am and set out for the highlands via the scenic route. As we climb the road to the Highlands we travel through some great scenery until we arrive at the Ruffy Produce Store for a light lunch sitting under some massive oak trees. From there we set out on our downhill quest for Yarck for collection by 3pm.

COST: $95pp Self Guided

Note this is a self guided tour and only available Thursday to Sunday.
Groups of 2 or more. Bookings are essential. Bike Hire Available. Guide available on request.

BOOK NOW: 0417 594 594

Deluxe Two Day Two Night Cycle Tour

Come and explore Victoria’s newest rail trail. This fully supported ride takes you through some diverse and spectacular country. From rich farming country to granite boulders while riding along the mighty Goulburn River, don’t forget to sample some of the local produce along the way.

Inclusions:

Two night luxury accommodation, two days riding, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches,  2 dinners, all ride transfers on the ride.

Itinerary:

DAY 1:     After arriving the night before and enjoying a magnificent dinner, we rise for breakfast at one of the local cafe’s before hitting the trail for the days ride to Tallarook. Along the way we lunch overlooking the Trawool valley with it granite boulders in the distant hills. Collection at Tallarook and transport back to Yea. Dinner tonight is at the famous “Yarck Tea Rooms”.

DAY 2:    Following breakfast, we head out the other side of town for some very different country passing through the historical “Cheviot Tunnel” built in 1889. We roll down to Molesworth, accross the Goulburn River and on to Yarck for lunch. Following lunch, we head for our final destination for the day at Alexandra and our collection for return to Yea.

Cost: $690pp Self Guided (guide available on request)

BOOK NOW: 0417 594 594

Valleys to the Highlands – Exclusive Wine & Produce Tour

Come and explore in comfort of air conditioning the sights and tastes of what this region has to offer while giving your legs a rest.

This personally guided tour is for a maximum of 7 people allowing us to take an intimate look at the people and produce that make up this exciting region.

We spend a day and take a look at some of the local art, explore the local wineries around Yea and up into the magical Highlands and sample some of the local produce along the way. We get to meet the growers and makers and hear the stories behind their products.

This is a unique tour and not your typical cellar door experience.

Tour Includes: Tour Guide, Minimum of 5 stops, Transfers, Lunch and Tastings.