CYCLIST-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION in Bright

22 Aug 2019 3:11 PM - Check out these properties for your next cycling holiday

Cyclists – spring is the ideal time to saddle up for a cycling adventure in Bright, Australia’s premier biking destination.

Warm, mild days followed by crisp mornings and evenings make for ideal riding conditions, and you’ll avoid the busier summer periods, particularly in terms of traffic.   

Whether it’s tackling one of the country’s most challenging mountain ascents of Mount Hotham, Falls Creek or Mount Buffalo, taking on the downhill thrills of fast single-track descents in Bright’s Mystic Mountain, or enjoying a sedate amble with the family along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Bright and Victoria’s High Country offers cyclists a broad range of rides to suit all levels of skills and fitness. 

To add to your experience, Alpine Valley Getaways offers an array of cycle-friendly accommodation. Whether it’s a lock up garage or workbench, a spa to relax weary muscles, or proximity to your preferred ride, we have the properties that will meet your needs. 

Here’s a selection of properties that are particularly well suited for your cycling holiday in Bright:

Close to Mystic Mountain Bike Park (Bright) 

This spacious house is ideally situated next to Mystic Mountain; literally roll down the hill to the Shuttle, or you’ve got a head start if you’re peddling up the hill to tackle the Hero Trail or Shred Kelly. 

Your bikes can be safely stored in the garage, and with three living and al fresco areas you’ll have plenty of room to socialise after tackling Mystic’s sensational descents. 

The roomy, fully equipped kitchen makes feeding the clan a breeze, or BBQ on the front deck with lovely views and open spaces. 

Not only is this property close to Mystic Mountain Bike Park, but this three-bedroom house gives you amazing views across Bright and the surrounding mountains. 

Park the bikes in the secure lockable garage and relax with a craft beer or cool climate red wine on the deck to soak up the views. Or take advantage of the outdoor pizza oven for dinner, utilising the region’s fresh produce. 

Located a short ride to Mystic bike park, you will love the storage and facilities perfect for that biking getaway. The large lockable bike shed can house your treasures and you'll appreciate the work bench and large carport. 

This five-bedroom home also has a large lounge area with open fire, the perfect place to relax and share your day’s cycling adventure. 

Close to the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail (Bright and Porepunkah) 

The name says it all – you are literally located on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail at this fantastic property! 

This spacious, open three-bedroom home is just minutes from Bright and has all the amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The lock-up garage is perfect for storing your bikes, and an outside deck and BBQ is ideal for al fresco eating. 

You can’t get much closer to the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail than this three-bedroom home! From the lockable garage, simply saddle up and glide onto the adjacent Rail Trail to begin your cycling adventure. 

At the end of your ride soak your tired muscles in the deep spa or a huge rain shower. 

If you don’t feel like cooking, you’re just a short walk from the many wonderful cafes and eateries in Bright.  

Another home that’s immediately adjacent to the Rail Trail, this four-bedroom home offers luxury accommodation within walking distance of Bright.  

Relax and unwind in one of the two deep French bathtubs, ideal for soothing tired muscles after a hard day in the saddle! 

Spend evenings in the relaxing Hamptons style lounge, beautifully furnished to bring you together around the stunning wood fire. Or perhaps you could enjoy a BBQ. 

If you’re looking for a serene location close to Bright, then The Cabin at Porepunkah might be your ideal cycle destination. Just 5km from Bright and situated on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, this is a charming and rustic three-bedroom log cabin with all the modern conveniences.  

Just roll out and start your day’s cycling adventure from your front door – it's that easy! 

And at the end of the day, enjoy a wine or beer out on the deck while you cook up a feast on the BBQ. Or head down to the Ovens River for a relaxing swim, or so your kids can frolic at the playground. 

Close to Mount Hotham (Harrietville) 

Located in Harrietville – the starting point for the Mount Hotham ascent – this luxurious property oozes charm and relaxation. On the banks of the Ovens River, dip your toes into the fresh Alpine water or sit back and chill as you ponder your day’s exhilarating ride.   

Cook up a storm in your fully equipped kitchen or enjoy a BBQ on your spacious, sunny deck looking out to horses playing in the paddock just over the river.  

A lockable ski or bicycle rack just adds to the comforts of this stunning new property. 

These adjoining properties can be rented individually or together, making it ideal for larger groups of up to 12 people.  

Also based in the historic village of Harrietville, each of these luxurious properties have a cyclists’ best friend – a huge spa - perfect for relaxing those jaded muscles after tackling Mount Hotham’s steep slopes!  

Both properties have three bedrooms, big open decks, large living areas and well-equipped kitchens. You’ll love being able to cook up a wholesome feast after your High Country cycling adventure! 

Close to Mount Buffalo 

Crystalbrook Cottage

This cosy cottage is close to the start of Mount Buffalo’s long, winding ascent – ideal if you’re taking part in this year’s 7 Peaks Challenge.  

Set in natural bushland this recently renovated two-bedroom property has all the conveniences, with a fully equipped kitchen, stunning vistas and a deck that’s perfect for relaxing on.  

This Mount Buffalo holiday accommodation has the serenity you’ll savour after your day’s cycling adventure.  

Other Cyclist Friendly Properties Worth Considering! 

Villa Gusto Private Estate (Buckland Valley)

You might be tempted to park the bikes for your entire stay at this luxurious seven bedroom Estate! Perfect for groups of up to 14, you'll love the plush king beds, well appointed en suites, expansive views of Mount Buffalo, not to mention the lounge chairs set beside the stunning saltwater swimming pool.

There's a large dining and lounge area, along with a bar and open fireplace - perfect if the weather turns cooler than expected.

Take advantage of the professionally appointed kitchen, or just ask us about having your stay catered for by a local chef.

And there's plenty of space to store your bikes - if you can tear yourself away from Villa Gusto to ride them! 

Decked Out At Bright 

While this three-bedroom home has a great location, the lockable bike shed is another great reason to stay at this cycle-friendly accommodation.  

This brand-new property has a large open plan dining area, ideal to share a meal in and to plan your next day’s ride. There’s also a super comfy lounge to relax on after your day’s exertions. 

Or leave the cooking and head into nearby Bright for a meal, which is just short stroll away. 

This is an oasis of calm in Bright, tucked away in a peaceful enclave just minutes from the centre of town. This contemporary home offers all the mod cons, with a fully equipped kitchen flowing into a large dining and outdoor area. The luxe beds are super comfortable - perfect after a long day in the saddle - and free WiFi is an added bonus! 

There's also a lock up garage to safely store your bikes. 

TO BOOK any of the above accommodation, either click on the property name above or head to our booking page. Or if you have any queries about these properties, or how we can help you put together the ultimate cycling holiday, call us on 03 5759 2555. 

More information 

For a complete range of High Country cycling routes, trails and related services, head to Ride High Country.

For road cyclists, you might want to consider tackling the 7 Peaks Challenge, the Audax Alpine Classic or Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. 

For mountain bikers heading to Mystic Park in Bright, get the latest trail updates and news at their Facebook page.