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The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is the longest rail trail in Australia, at 161km (100mi) in length. It extends between Wulkuraka and Yarraman in southern Queensland and is the remnants of the Brisbane Valley rail line, constructed over 29 years between 1884 and 1913.

The steam locomotives have long gone, replaced by cyclists following the same path. The conversion of the rail line to a cycle trail took a little less time, about 11 years with completion in 2018, only possible through the dedication and hard work of locals keen to showcase this special region of Australia.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail features cycling on a mixture of surfaces including gravel, dirt and asphalt, and is achievable for anyone of reasonable fitness and cycling ability. Along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail route you'll pass through prime agricultural land, a rugged mountain range and forests of Blackbutt, Hoop Pine and Cedar.

Stops at historical townships with good coffee and bakery items, interesting museums and friendly pubs are all part of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail experience.

At night, stay in comfortable accommodation and soak up the atmosphere of country Queensland towns. You’ll find the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail to be a sociable path for cyclists!

With all your logistics taken care of including transfers, bike hire, luggage transfers and accommodation bookings, all you need to do is enjoy the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and take in the expansive scenery of this truly outstanding route.

 
 

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Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. We've sourced the highest quality bikes and most authentic accommodations so you can enjoy a stress free cycling trip.


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