Naturally you can ride to and from Bright (and at least one of our volunteers rides from Melbourne every year). However, a novel way is to catch the V/Line train to Wangaratta and then cycle to Bright on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.
If you haven’t brought a bike with you there are several hire options in Bright.
Bright is situated on the Great Alpine Road (B 500) about 75 kms from the Hume Highway (M31) which is the main road connecting Melbourne to Sydney. Bright is just over three hours drive from Melbourne, six hours drive from Sydney, four hours drive from Canberra and under ten hours drive from Adelaide.
A great circular tour from Melbourne is to travel from Melbourne to Bairnsdale on the Princes Hwy then over the High Country on the Great Alpine Road and then back to Melbourne via the Hume Hwy.
If you are coming from Sydney or Canberra experience the stunning drive via the Snowy Mountains through Thredbo, Corryong to the Great Alpine Road and on to Bright.
Train and Bus
V/Line Railways run a bus that connects to the train in Wangaratta to and from Melbourne. The bus picks up outside the Alpine Hotel in Anderson St. It travels via Beechworth and can be used for day trips to Beechworth on some days. A limited bus service also goes to Mt Beauty. Bicycles can be carried on the V/Line bus.
V/line bookings and information 13 6196.
The XPT train also runs from Melbourne and Sydney to Wangaratta.
A Bus service also operates from Omeo to Bright and return.