Cycle the East Gippsland Rail Trail with Snowy River Cycling. It is a traffic-free cycle and walking trail that stretches for nearly 100 kilometres through serene forests and farmlands.

Snowy River Cycling supplies a full package of services along the trail, including bike hire, luggage transfer, accommodation and returns transport for riders and bikes. E-bikes are also available to hire for this tour.

Bike hire comes with the peace of mind of knowing provided by a 'bike guarantee'. If you have any bike breakdowns other than a flat tyre Snowy River Cycling will repair or replace your bike on the trail.

The tour can be ridden in either direction: west to east, starting in Bairnsdale and finishing in Orbost, or east to west, starting in Orbost and finishing in Bairnsdale. They are happy to tailor a package to suit you perfectly.

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Tour packages can include bike hire, accommodation, daily luggage transfers and return transport shuttle to your start. All packages are tailored to suit.

Days of operation:
  • Provide us with details of when you would like to travel, how many in your group, how many days you would like to cycle and any other particular requirements and we will provide you with a tailored itinerary proposal.

Tour highlights:
  • Bruthen
    Bruthen is a charming little town with a true village feel: a central village green surrounded by shops including art galleries, upcycled goods, cafes a brewery and excellent country pub.
  • Nowa Nowa
    Nowa Nowa means 'mingling waters' - where fresh and salt water meet. A rocky creek from the surrounding hills cuts a little gorge before joining the waters of Lake Tyers which connects to the sea. Both are just a few hundred metres from the cafe, motel and general store that make up the centre of Nowa Nowa, and joined by tree lined walking paths.
  • Timber Trestle Rail Bridges
    Timber trestle bridges are a real feature of this rail trail. The Stony Creek and Snowy Rail Bridges are respectively some of the tallest and longest timber rail bridges in Victoria. Other spectacular bridges are at Bruthen, Nowa Nowa and Wairewa, while the trail uses the original rail bridges to cross the Nicholson and Tambo Rivers.
  • Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail
    The Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail joins the East Gippsland Rail Trail to the lake - and seaside town of Lakes Entrance. Leaving the rail trail approximately half way along it's length, it follows an old tramway for much of it's length down a lovelyl forested valley. The final 8 km is on a mostly quiet local road into the town of Lakes Entrance itself. The trail can either add an extra night to your ride on the trail, riding the 25 km to and staying in Lakes Entrance, or be ridden as a shorter 18 km loop diversion off the rail trail itself.

Snowy River Cycling offers both self-guided and guided cycling tours in Eastern Victoria, suited to both experienced and less frequent bike riders.

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.

Snowy River Cycling can also set you up with bike and maps for a day ride in either Orbost or Bairnsdale, providing bikes, helmets and maps for a days riding.

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.

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7 Forest Road, Orbost, Victoria, 3888

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