Ride the full rail trail from Colac to Beech Forest – and back! 90 km of rainforest riding on one of the best rail trails in Victoria. A one day small group tour will have riding through farmland, rainforest and small towns of the Otways. Tour with an experienced local guide and experience the local hospitality. A delicious lunch at a local cafe is included.
Duration: Full day (9am – 6pm)
Fitness level: Medium level of fitness
Maximum group size: 10
Support: Fully supported with bus and bike trailer so you don’t have to carry everything
Type of riding: Rail trail
What to bring: Bring your own bike or hire one from us. Helmet, suitable clothes and a smile
Meals: lunch at a local cafe/restaurant is included
Departure: Meet at Colac Railway Station at 9am.
Cost: $135 per person
Options: Ride one way and catch the bus back. Stay in the Otways for the night - organise your own accommodation or we can organise for you.
The trail follows farmland on the outskirts of Colac before heading into forested trail. The gradient is very gentle with a few steep pinches along the way. There are plenty of interesting landmarks which your guides will tell you about the area.
Our first stop on the trail is Gellibrand where we visit the well-equipped cafe. We stop there to refuel, grab a coffee and head on. Don’t forget to have the Rocky Road! As we get closer to Beech Forest the trail narrows and passes through old growth rainforest with tall timber and tree ferns on both sides of the trail.
After approximately 45km we head back into farmland and arrive at The Ridge Cafe at Beech Forest. The Ridge cafe uses fresh produce from the local region and is famous for their open breakie sandwich. Sue from the Ridge prepares our lunch which gives us plenty of energy to start the trip back to Colac – mostly downhill!
We will have some tour dates for the Beechy Rail Trail soon, but we can take you on the Beechy Rail Trail any day.
If you want to go just one way we can pick you up or drop you and your bike off at Colac, Beech Forest or Gellibrand.
Contact us to discuss your ride on the Beechy Rail Trail.