Rutherglen Rail Trail
The Wahgunyah to Rutherglen extension of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is now officially open. Cyclists can explore the Rutherglen wine region on the sealed path from the banks of the Murray River to the gold heritage village of Rutherglen. The 9km sealed trail travels through the heart of the Rutherglen wine region and is a great way to explore the many famous wineries that have made this region a destination for food and wine lovers. The trail is suitable for all types of cycles from road bikes to mountain bikes and due to the relatively flat terrain, is suitable for all members of the family.
Bikes and helmets are available for hire at the Rutherglen Information Centre.
There are also additional loops off the Wahgunyah end of the trail that follow the banks of the mighty Murray and traverse beautiful River Red Gum forests. Please note these loops are not suitable for road bikes.
Cyclists can access the Wahgunyah to Rutherglen section of the Rail Trail from either end and there are toilet facilities, accommodation and food & drink options in both towns.
For those keen to ride the entire Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, there is a designated route that connects Rutherglen to the main Rail Trail at Bowser. From Bowser, cyclists can either make their way back into Wangaratta or continue along the Trail passing through the towns of Everton, Beechworth, Myrtleford, and Porepunkah before finishing at Bright. The entire distance from the Murray River in Wahguhyah to Bright is approx 150kms.