East Gippsland Rail Trail
Nicholson River Bridge, East Gippsland Rail Trail
East Gippsland Rail Trail, Bruthen bridges.

Bikes Beds and Beer.

Tour operated by: Snowy River Cycling

Address: 18 Nicholson St, Orbost, Victoria 3888

Mobile: 0428 556 088  

Email: snowyrivercycling@bigpond.com
Web: snowyrivercycling.com.au

Spend two nights in a cosy country cottage that sleeps up to eight in the charming village of Bruthen, on the East Gippsland Rail Trail, a base for exploring the trail by bike. They will supply you with quality mountain bikes, equipped with helmet and day bag, route maps and notes for two days cycling on the trail.

You will also receive a voucher for a hot food platter for two and beer tasting paddle at the award winning Bullant Brewery, just a short stroll from your cottage.

They can also provide the option of return transport to Bruthen if you would like to do a one way ride along the trail.

Please note the Bullant Brewery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Payment methods accepted

Cheque  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Payment for Snowy Discovery Rides (self guided day rides) is due on the day of your ride. Payment for multi day, self guided rail trail cycle tours is due one month prior to tour, or at time of booking if booking less than one month prior to your tour. If you cancel your trip more than one month prior to departure, your tour fee less non refundable 20 per cent deposit will be refunded. Less than one month but more than one week 50 per cent of your tour fee will be refunded. No refund if cancelled within one week of tour start date.

Tour starting location


Tour highlights

Nicholson River Winery, historic bridge

Stony Creek Trestle Bridge

Mode of transport

  • Bicycle


  • Cycling


  • Food and Wine
  • Nature based


  • Public transport

Snowy River Cycling is waiting to share with you one of the best kept cycle touring secrets in Australia: the crumpled green bottom right hand corner of Australia that is East Gippsland.

The diverse region ranges from high alpine meadows studded by snow gums, deep river gorges, rainforest, wild rivers to a coastline populated by more seals than people.

The East Gippsland Rail Trail traverses the region, offering superb cycling following a former railway line through forests and farmland for nearly 100 kilometres from Bairnsdale to Orbost, linking the Gippsland Lakes with the Snowy River.

Snowy River Cycling Self Guided Rail Trail tours allow you to explore the area at your own time and pace. Snowy River Cycling will tailor a journey for you of two to four days or more, providing you with a bike, helmet and day bag, book your accommodation, transfer your luggage and arrange your return transport, as well as providing maps and information to make your journey more enjoyable.

If you just want a short bike, for half a day or just a couple of hours, the 'Snowy River Day Rides' allow you to explore the rich farmland and stunning views from mountains to sea around the Snowy River at its journeys end, near Orbost in East Gippsland. All gear is supplied: bicycle, helmet, maps and advice to ensure a superb days cycling, whether you just want a gentle pedal, or a longer more challenging ride.

Guided tours take you through the more remote places in the region, on tours of up to six days that may explore from high Alpine meadows to a wild coastline, or follow quiet back roads along peaceful rivers.

Over peak holiday times guided one day rides are offered to rarely visited gems of the Far East Gippsland landscape.

Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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