2 Wheel BIKE Touring ‘European' style
Touring through picturesque Europe by bike has been highly popular for decades, now try the
Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
Midweek Escape savings on Lilydale-Warburton Railtrail
Just stay at least one night between Sunday and Thursday at the Alpine Retreat Hotel in Warburton (pictured) to qualify for these exciting mid week money saving specials:
- $40 double/twin room* at the bike friendly Alpine Retreat Hotel in Warburton – includes a glass of wine with dinner and complimentary breakfast
- Special gastro "Antipasto" $15 counter lunch with a local wine at the county pub of the year – The Home Hotel, Launching Place Ph 03 5967 3303
- Discount off 9 holes at Warburton Golf Club
- Special 10% discount Mondays to Friday @ Good Food Room Warburton Ph 03 5966 2464
- Mid week $5 coffee + hot muffin @ Rail Carriage Café – Seville (check hours Mob 0408 348 122)
- Special 10% discount on Bike Hire from Cog Café at Mt Evelyn – Monday to Friday (Ph 03 9736 4999)
- Copy of the new BikePaths & RailTrails Guide for $15 plus postage (Publishers Ph 03 9533 8030)
- Introduction to the new Parks Vic Aqueduct Trail (from Colin at The Alpine Retreat)
telephone: 03 5728 1432
Discover the Beechworth Honey experience and story of how the Goldsworthy family have been making honey for over four generations. Here you can see live bees in a hive busy at work up close, enjoy an amazing audio visual tour, browse through the shop and experience their honey, which The Age rates as an exceptional 8/10 honey treat.
telephone: 03 5727 0209
This gourmet delicatessen and very good cafe is renowned for its coffee, antipasto, cheeses, gourmet pies, Mediterranean and Greek platters and ploughman's lunches served with a delicious range of sauces and dressings.
telephone: 03 5728 2650
They have has fantastic selection of north-east Victorian wines, including famed muscats and tokays. This is a must stop shop for anyone interested in gourmet temptations such as pickles and chutneys or locally produced olive oils.
telephone: 03 5728 2703
One of Australia's leading craft brewers, brewer Ben Kraus has racked up some of this country's top awards for his refreshing porter, lager and wheat beer ales They also have a very tasty range of authentic gourmet Italian pizzas oven baked in the micro brewery.
telephone: 03 5756 2356
Established in 1989 by wine maker Kel and Janelle Boynton, this family owned business that now includes a micro brewery, captures the beauty and true essence of the Alpine Region. Relax on their cafe-garden-deck over a delicious long lunch with a bottle of their fine cool climate wine, whilst you photograph the breathtaking views across the valley to Mount Feathertop and beyond.
telephone: 03 5751 1383
Sample Gapsted's excellent wines while looking across the Ovens Valley at Mount Buffalo and an attractive slice of the Alpine region. You can enjoy good antipasto and cheese platters featuring local ingredients.
telephone: 03 5752 2257
This an Age Good Food Guide rated sourdough bakery as well as a cafe, and as such is famous for its freshly baked goods. Their excellent menu varies with the seasons but there are a few staples such as the gourmet pies and the raspberry and almond tarts hot daily from the oven courtesy of chef Danielle Brooke, who with her husband Michael, own Plump Harvest.
telephone: 0428 359 884
This fully licensed track side cafe serves all day breakfasts, and what surely must be the country's best turkey BLT focaccias! They also bake scrumptious home-made cakes and scones, enhanced by free-range eggs and serve superbly crafted fair-trade organic espressos.
telephone: 03 5750 1311
At the end of the new 5m Bright-Wandiligong trail is a unique must see National Trust listed heritage valley. Here you and the family can have hours of fun in the amazing hedge maze and rustic rose garden. Shoot a few holes of mini golf, then relax with one of Lyn Bullen's famous chunky beef pies in her welcoming licensed cafe.