Bright is a small rural town located in North Eastern Victoria approximately 320 kms (3.5 hours drive) from Melbourne.
The town is a popular all-year-round destination for tourists with an extensive list of things to do in and around the area like fishing, horse riding, dirt-bike riding, four-wheel-driving, paragliding and importantly bike riding as well as much more.
For those who like to relax, there is a good variety of touristy shops, cafes, restaurants, a local brewery and several wineries in the area.
It is popular with families with kids of all ages, people looking for a romantic escape, sporting enthusiasts and pretty much anyone really.
From Bright there are dozens of great day-trips to places like Beechworth, Harrietville, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek & Dinner Plain just to mention a few.
Bike Riding in Bright
Bright is without question, one of Australia’s best biking destinations with incredible mountain bike trails, epic road cycling rides, an amazing rail trail & local bike paths.
Needless to say there really is something suitable for every ability and style of bike rider.
Mystic Bike Park is becoming recognised as one of the best mountain bike parks in Victoria. In addition to its local MTB trails Bright is within reach of other fabulous MTB parks located Falls Creek, Dinner Plain, Mt Beauty, Beechworth & Yackandandah.
Road cycling enthusiasts love the challenge of the nearby hill climbs like Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo.
And for families or people who just love to enjoy the outdoors, the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is ideally suited to any age or ability.
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Bright is a popular tourist town so there is a good variety of accommodation options including holiday camping parks, motels, holiday house rentals and bed n breakfasts.
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Bright holds several bike events each year for road cycling enthusiasts and mountain bikers.
The most famous is the Alpine Classic road bike race which is held on the Australia Day long weekend.
Bike Riding Trails
FeaturedMystic Mountain Bike Park Mystic Park is located in Bright in North Eastern Victoria approx. 320 km or 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne. It is one of the best mountain bike parks in Australia with over 50 kms of trails for all levels (beginner to double-black diamond) with a massive vertical drop of 800 m. The trails comprise of hand-built Read more...
FeaturedThe Murray to Mountains rail trails are located in North Eastern Victoria (250 km from Melbourne) and consist of 3 sections with a total distance of 116 km. The trails are generally well-developed with all surfaces being sealed and most sections are quite flat with the exception of Everton Station to Beechworth. You can take a long-weekend or more to Read more...
FeaturedFalls Creek Mountain Bike Park is located at Falls Creek ski resort in the Victorian Alps approx. 390 km (3.5 hours drive) NE of Melbourne. The park has some of Australia’s most exciting trails, featuring manicured flow trails, gnarly downhills and cross country single track. A key feature is the longest unbroken gravity trail (10 kms) with a whopping 535 Read more...
The Alpine Classic isn’t just a cycling event in Victoria’s majestic High Country, it’s an experience that will stay with you forever. It will challenge you to the edge of your ability and then instantly reward you with breathtaking views that will be etched into your mind forever. Ride High Country supported by “Best In Class” rider services and catering. Read more...
Bike Hire Shops
All Terrain Cycles offer a great range of bikes for hire in Bright. They have a variety of men’s & lady’s hybrid e-bikes of various sizes ideal for rail-trails. For those who want to hit the incredible cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails in Bright, the offer high-performance dual suspension MTBs for those who want to ride like a pro. Read more...
Bright Electric Bikes are located on the main road in Bright and offer a range of electric bikes. The range includes electric bikes ideal for rail trail riding with ranges of 90 – 120 kms on a single battery. They also have electric mountain bikes also suited to rail trails and beginner mountain bike trails with a range of around Read more...
Cyclepath – Bike Hire Bright If you are looking for bike hire in Bright, Cyclepath in Bright has a fabulous range of bikes for families and fanatics. Whether it be Mountain Bikes, Recreational Bikes or Road Bikes Cyclepath have you covered. They have a great range of recreational bikes ideal for those wanting to ride the rail trails or other Read more...
Bright is a popular tourist town and gets very busy and booked out during peak holiday periods.
There is a good selection of motels, holiday / camping parks, private holiday homes and bed n breakfasts to choose from.
Star Rating: 3 StarBright Riverside Holiday Park features river views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Bright. Each unit comes with a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge, an oven and stovetop are also provided, as well as a Read more...
Bright Restaurants & Bars
There is a good variety of restaurants & bars in Bright with cafes, some amazing bakeries/pie shops, pubs & breweries as well as some fabulous wineries in the region.
Gapsted Wines is located near Myrtleford in Victoria’s High Country and is an award-winning winery producing premium cool climate wines from the King and Alpine Valleys. They produce wine varieties including Fiano and Saperavi, as well as classic styles such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. This is a great pit-stop for those on the Great Victorian Rail Trail between Read more...
Bright Brewery has become an incredibly successful brewery in the Australian High Country. Located in the main street of Bright, overlooking the river, Bright Brewery is an ideal destination for a beer and a meal after a work-out on the bike. Relax with a full flavoured craft beer, either outside on the Hop Terrace looking over the riverside parkland or Read more...
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