The Great Victorian Rail Trail
Stretching from Mansfield and the foothills of Victoria’s High Country to Tallarook, the Great Victorian Rail Trail incorporates 134 kilometres of rolling pastures, stunning views and majestic gum-lined rivers.
Any Pace, Any Distance
Suitable for cyclists, walkers and horse-riders the rail trail is a beautiful journey through the unique communities of north and north-east Victoria. Discover local cafes, historic landmarks, markets and country hospitality as you journey along the rail trail.
Gentle gradients along much of the rail trail make it suitable for most fitness levels. You can tackle the entire 134km from either end, or pick a short section of the rail trail starting at one of the many towns or carparks.
Experience the country hospitality of the many cafes, restaurants and gourmet food and wine producers along the trail. If you’d rather a picnic, you can also pre-arrange gourmet hampers for your journey.
There are many great places to stay along the rail trail, with plenty of accommodation options including hotels, motels, resorts, B&B's, caravan parks and farm stays providing a comfy place to rest up after a long day's cycling.
Check out our local event calendars and time your trip to coincide with one of our many festivals and markets.
For more information on great places to stay, fabulous places to eat and fun things to do along the Great Victorian Rail Trail, call 1800 RTRAIL (787 245) or click here.
Ride from Mansfield to Bonnie Doon
22 kilometres – families and beginners (some uphill gradients)
Departing from the Mansfield Railway Station and Mansfield Visitor Information Centre, the trail passes through the Mullum Wetlands and stunning farming country with a backdrop of magnificent high country vistas. The trail passes over the 385 metre long Bonnie Doon Rail Bridge, providing a great vantage spot to stop and take in the sights of the lake, before arriving at Bonnie Doon. View the Great Victorian Rail Trail website.