65km, Flat, Medium.
Enjoy this scenic ride through history. Take time to listen to the stories of the towns. See the old rail stations, local museums and the dairy farming. Have a coffee at one of the many café’s. Relax on the seats installed for you to best appreciate the views of the Alps, wetlands, forests and the clear sky.
Best Things about This Ride
Cycle the Rail Trail to enjoy the native Flora and wetlands of the Gippsland plains
Look at the views of the Australian Alps and the expansive sky
See the old rail relics along the way and imagine their history
Visit the Gippsland vehicle collection and sugar beet museum in Maffra
Enjoy a break at the Glengarry rail station
Cross the rivers – mostly very quiet but a force when in flood
Visit the Heyfield vintage machinery shed
Before you go check out http://www.gippslandplainsrailtrail.com.au/
Things to Look Out For
Cycle on the left hand side of the road.
Watch for snakes near the wetlands when it’s hot
Be careful of the Rail Trail Walkers
- Short DescriptionRail trail, off road riding along well formed paths. Australian social and railway heritage. Historic small towns
- Trip PlanningOne Way, for a loop ride return on Rowleys Run|
- StartStratford or Traralgon
- Time5 Hours
- AccessCar, Train
- TrafficRail Trail
- SurfaceUnsealed Good