Adventures

Tour De Orbost - Bikepacking the East Gippsland Rail Trail

Tour De Orbost - Bikepacking the East Gippsland Rail Trail

We had 2 weeks off over the Xmas/NY break.  What could we do?  Shane was injured, so our usual head to the mountains for hiking/running was out, and well we couldn't just stay at home!  We had often talked about riding one of Victoria's rail trails, and had even bought a rail trail book, but like most things, ideas pass, and books go walkabout...  Until now.  Borrowing a friend's railtrail book, I sat down and found the longest one in Victoria, 97kms from Bairnsdale in Victoria's east, to Orbost.  And with no way back from Orbost (you can't take bikes on V/Line buses on that route), it quickly became an out and back of around 194kms.  4 days/3 nights sounded about right.