To Sunday 12 July 2020 - 05:00pm
It's our leisurely take on Lilydale-Warburton Rail Trail with an overnight stay in Warburton. Of course, you can choose to make it a day trip if you'd prefer, riding as far as you like with the group before turning back. We'll stop for coffee at the Carriage Cafe in Seville (inspired by the trains that once travelled what is now the trail) and have lunch in Yarra Junction. It is quite possible to ride the whole trail in a day, although you'll be leaving the rest of us in the dust and we won't see you again until your return journey.
If you choose to do the whole weekend, accommodation riders often go with is Alpine Retreat. Rooms there range between $70 to $105.
Lilydale to Warburton is one of Australia's iconic rail trails, meandering through Yarra Valley between Dandenong Ranges and Great Dividing Range.
The idea is to take the time to enjoy the spectacular views of Yarra Ranges National Park, passing through beautiful bush land, wineries and farmland along the way. The track follows the old railway line through the towns of Wandin, Woori Yallock, Seville, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Wesburn, Millgrove and finishes in Warburton. It's a landscape of kangaroos, bird life and wildflowers between Lilydale and Mt Evelyn, and butterflies and tree ferns on the way to Wandin. You can read more about Warburton Rail Trail here.