Gourmet Cycling around Bright

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Combine a cycling trip along the Rail Trail with exploring the cafes, farm gates, wineries and breweries in the region on one of the Pedal to Produce trails from Bright.

Pedal to Produce is the perfect foodies holiday: cycling from a quaint village café, down a country road to taste award winning wines and onto a farm gate to pick up some fresh regional produce and meet the farmer who grew it.

Meet the locals

Pedal to Produce includes the renowned food and wine regions of Rutherglen, Beechworth, Glenrowan, Milawa, King Valley, Mansfield, Myrtleford, Bright and the Kiewa Valley. Along these trails you can expect to visit cellar doors, local breweries or drop into a café for a coffee. If you’re hungry you can refuel at one of the many bakeries, restaurants and food producers along the way.

Rail Trails & quiet country roads

Through a combination of the Rail Trail, quiet country roads, farm gate producers, cellar doors and spectacular scenery Pedal to Produce makes for a compelling experience.

Bright to Porepunkah

16 km
Murray to Mountain Rail Trail

Flat and gentle trail
Spectacular mountain views
Stops at cafes, shops, wineries and breweries

Pedal along the flat and gentle Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from Bright to Porepunkah, while taking in spectacular mountain views and enjoying delicious food and award winning wine along the way.

Begin your leisurely day of riding with a hearty breakfast at Coral Lee in the heart of Bright, then scoot your two wheels onto Bright Chocolate, right next to the Ovens River, for an early morning fix or to pack for the ride. Make tracks down Barnard Street, through the towns main round-about turning right into Burke Street to connect to the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.

Your morning coffee is waiting at the Rail Trail Cafè, where you can visit the cycle-through coffee bar for a quick espresso. Continue your journey along the dirt track to Ringer Reef Winery and treat yourself to a wine tasting and homemade bread fresh from the oven as you admire the valley vista.

Your next stop is Feathertop Winery, with more glorious views to Mount Buffalo. Select a bottle and some gourmet deli items, or indulge in the la carte menu on the grassy rose-lined terrace.

Work up a thirst on your return journey back to Bright, then park your wheels outside Bright Brewery for a hard earned craft ale.

You can extend your journey by cycling to Myrtleford or Gapsted and stopping at Gapsted Winery on your way there. Return transfers are bookable with Bright’s Bus-a-Bike.

Gourmet Producers in Bright & Surrounds

Farm Gates

Bright Berry Farm

Produces first quality berries, jams and syrups. Also Mount Buffalo Vineyard label produces cool-climate reds. Try their famous BERRY CUP or Death By Berries.

Address: 6300 Great Alpine Road, Eurobin
Phone: 03 5756 2523
Website: www.brightberryfarms.com.au
Opening times:
Daily, 9am to 5pm
Excluding Christmas Day & Easter Sunday


Nightingale Bros Alpine Apples 

Provides fresh and delicious locally grown apples, chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts. Grab a bag of apples or nuts to munch along the cycling trail. 

Address: 708 Morses Creek Road, Wandiligong
Phone: 03 5755 1318
Email: nightingale.bros@bigpond.com
Opening times:
Seven days a week




Bright Chocolates 

Stock up on pre-ride energy (of the gourmet variety) or spoil yourself at the end of a ride and discover Australian craft chocolate made from bean to bar using ethically sourced, single-origin cacao.

Address: 8/3 Riverside Avenue, Bright
Phone: 03 5750 1235
Email: info@brightchocolate.com.au
Website: www.brightchocolate.com.au
Opening times:
Daily, 10am to 5pm


Mt Buffalo Olives 

Produces award winning extra virgin olive oil and table olives and a range of products crafted from the wonderful local produce. Head over to taste their gourmet delights – from the paddock to your plate. 

Address: 708 Morses Creek Road, Wandiligong
Phone: 03 5755 1318
Email: nightingale.bros@bigpond.com
Opening times:
Seven days  a week



Rail Trail Cafe  

Rail Trail Café in Porepunkah has three big bike racks, bike pumps, repair kits, water bottles and a sandpit for the kids. Order cycle ready picnics to take with you or from the scrumptious menu inspired by owner Jess Rios’ American Mexican/American Indian background. They have great coffee too.

Address: 2 Service Street, Porepunkah
Phone: 04 2835 9884
Email: lucyjodwyer@gmail.com
Website: www.railtrailcafe.com.au
Opening times:
Thursday to Sunday 8am – 4:30pm


Coral Lee   

Step back in time when you visit Coral Lee. Enjoy old fashioned service with a smile in a 1950’s inspired café. Tuck into some modern food, handmade on the premises utilising local produce, washed down with some Fair Trade coffee locally roasted. 

Address: 8 Barnard Street, Bright
Phone: 03 5755 5113
Email: misscorallee@gmail.com
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 8:30am-4:30pm

Sun 8:30am-4pm
Holidays 8am-5pm


Feathertop Wines   

Feathertop is a family owned winery renowned for their award-winning cool climate wines. Head in for lunch in the Alfresco Dining Restaurant, where tables have mountain views and the menu features seasonal produce from the vineyard veggie garden.

Address: 6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah
Phone: 03 5756 2356
Email: boynton@boynton.com.au
Website: www.boynton.com.au
Opening times:
Daily, 10am to 5pm


Ringer Reef Winery   

Ringer Reef is a boutique vineyard with a picturesque cellar door nestled in the hills of Porepunkah. All wines are made and bottled on site from hand picked grapes from their own vineyard. Taste a glass or two when you stop in Porepunkah. 

Address: 6835 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah
Phone: 03 5756 2805
Email: admin@ringerreef.com.au
Website: www.ringerreef.com.au
Opening times:
Daily, 12pm to 5pm



Bright Brewery   

Bright Brewery crafts award-winning beer by the Ovens River, right in the heart of Bright. Relax with a beer or local wine and a meal after a hard ride. 

Address: 121 Great Alpine Road, Bright
Phone: 03 5755 1301
Email: info@brightbrewery.com.au
Website: www.brightbrewery.com.au
Opening times:
Daily 11am onwards


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