The Vineyard Back Road
19 Oct 2013
9 Nov 2013
23 Nov 2013
7 Dec 2013
Address: Beechworth Information Centre, 103 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria 3747
Freecall: 1300 366 321
The Vineyard Back Road ride gives you access to four Beechworth vineyards and cellar doors each weekend, some of which would not normally be open for visits and tastings.
Largely downhill, the 15km ride would be suitable for casual cyclists and even families. Allowing four hours for the round trip (downhill ride and return by minibus) should give you time to visit the cellar doors, taste the wines at each stop and enjoy a delicious meal.
Starting in Beechworth, the cycle route uses a short stretch of quiet public road before rolling downhill on the Mountains to the Murray Rail Trail. This part of the Rail Trail is one of the prettiest and easiest parts of the famous bike path, crossing the town of Beechworth, the surrounding open country and vineyards and a stretch of native bushland. The second half of the ride is on private vineyard back roads finishing at the lunch destination.
The Twilight Ride departs at 4pm, finishing with a sit down dinner at a vineyard with a selection of wines from the vineyards visited.
Bookings are essential as numbers are capped at 20 per session, only one child under 15 years may accompany per adult and must be stated in the notes at the time of the booking as they are included in the totals. Bookings for those aged 15 to 18 years should be booked on the system as a child.
Spring rides for 2013 are on:
Day Rides: October 19th, November 9th, December 7th.
Twilight Ride: November 23rd, finishing with dinner.
This event is part of Cycle Salute; a celebration of cycling in Victoria's High Country. There are more than 50 events held over three weeks, from the 18 October to the 5 November 2013. To learn more visit the website.
Content: Tourism North East
Price & booking
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Day Ride - 15 to 18 years
Children under 15 are free. One child under 15 years limit per adult booking. Please note this price excludes the Twilight Ride held on 23 November 2013
Day Ride - Adult
Twilight Ride - 15 to 18 years
Twilight Ride - Adult
Price includes sit down dinner and a wine selection from vineyards visited
Cancellation and booking policy
Please contact Beechworth Information Centre for more information on booking
Ticket includes wine tastings, lunch and transfers. Wine and local beer available for purchase at lunch.