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Bright Alpine Cycling & Gourmet Escape

An Italian experience in the Australian Alpine landscape

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An Alpine riding & Italian gourmet escape to remember

Turn up the challenge, breathe in the fresh Alpine air and engulf your tastebuds with us as we take in the best locally grown Italian produce Bright and the surrounding area has to offer on this 4 day boutique guided tour.

Sensational mountain climbs, picturesque valleys and stunning vistas await as we take on Happy Valley, Mount Buffalo, Tawonga Gap and more, while savouring beautiful Italian style, regional food all weekend. We’ll cook together, enjoy being treated by our own in-house chef and relax into a long lunch in true Italian style at the region’s most revered winery – where local chefs and winemakers will host us to a truly exclusive experience.

Nestled at the foot of Mt Buffalo National Park, our luxury Private Estate accommodation will provide the perfect comfort and Tuscan inspired setting for us to relax, share conversation and be inspired by the mountain views and expansive saltwater pool, which is sure to invigorate the senses post ride.

Join us with your riding or non riding partner for what will be an Italian inspired, Australian riding and gourmet experience to remember.

Bright Alpine Tour Ride Itinerary

Welcome to our Bright Alpine Bike Tour

You’ll enjoy daily rides taking in Tawonga Gap, Rosewhite Gap, Mount Buffalo and more as we roll through the Australian Alpine countryside, taking in the climbs, vistas, espresso stops and other food and beverage surprises along the way.

All rides are fully guided and supported.

Following a light panino, our introductory afternoon ride will take us into and around Bright and its surrounding Valley back roads.

Highlight: The quiet country back roads and a stop at the Bright Brewery.
Distance: 45km
Elevation: 380m

It’s time to explore further into the Alpine region taking in Tawonga Gap, neighbouring valleys and our favourite rustic Italian vineyard for lunch.

Highlight: Descending the back of Tawonga Gap
Distance: 125km
Elevation: 1696m

Today you take on the challenge of Mount Buffalo, climbing to the historic chalet with sensational Alpine views.

Highlight: The free flowing descents and sensational views of the gorge below.
Distance: 67km
Elevation: 1550m

Today on our final warm down ride, we’ll roll along the quiet rail trail to Ovens for a coffee or two…… or do we go long and head up to Hotham?

Highlight: The views of Mt Buffalo in the morning sunshine.
Distance: 51km
Elevation: 350m

Pricing & Dates

$1,995.00 AUD per person twin share / Maximum 12 guests


13th-16th November 2020 – Sold Out $1,995 AUD
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20th-23rd November 2020 – 4 spots available $1,995 AUD
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Start Location & Details

City: Bright, Victoria
Arrival Time: 12:00 pm

Finish Location & Details

City: Bright, Victoria
Departure Time: 1:00pm

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation, Meals & Activities

  • Our Bright cycling & gourmet escape includes 3 nights luxury accommodation, couple share (one twin share room available) with your own private bathroom.

  • Single occupancy available in 1 room. $750 extra. Talk to us when booking.

  • All breakfasts and dinners, long lunch on Sunday, aperitivo hour at our Estate and local wines and beers at each dinner.

  • Transfers in and around Bright, as required for long lunch and non riding activities.

  • Private, guided tour of an exclusive local vineyard.

Ride Support

  • Ride guide with extensive cycling experience, local knowledge and first aid experience, ensuring your riding experiences are truly local.

  • Support van on daily rides, with mechanical support and your safety as our priority.

  • Nutritious energy snacks and hydration are provided

  • Bike hire available upon request

Not Included

  • Airfare or transfer to Bright

  • Bike hire.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Individual non rider interests/classes

  • Lunches on the road.

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Non-Riding Partners

As part of our Bright alpine riding and gourmet escape, non-riding partners enjoy a customised travel program, designed to meet their interests and the best experiences Bright and the surrounding areas have to offer. Whether its guided walks, a visit to the beautiful town of Beechworth for its inspiring shopping or food and wine scene, adventure based activities on the river or in the mountains or professional cooking or photography classes, Nancy personally hosts non-riding guests each day with a select range of activities to suit the group.


Enjoy our luxurious Private Estate with beautifully appointed rooms and ensuites which reflect the true character and style of Tuscany. Nestled at the foothill of Mt Buffalo National Park, our stunning accommodation is complete with mountain views, beautiful gardens and an expansive saltwater pool. Also boasting a fully appointed professional kitchen, we’ll enjoy cooking sessions together, and plenty of conversation and laughter as we share aperitivo, la cucina Toscana and beautiful, relaxed dining experiences inside and out.

Food & Wine

Enjoy with us Italian inspired recipes and wines as we bring a slice of Italy home for us all to enjoy.

The Alpine Valley enjoys an Italian inspired history, with delicious local produce in abundance. From aperitivo with accompanying home made antipasto specialties to cooking pasta together from scratch, and a night celebrating the flavours of a Tuscan grigliata on charcoal, the senses will be alive with the tastes and smells of Italy.  We will take you on a food safari that takes in all the very best the Alpine Valley has to offer from simple organic produce finding its way into dishes prepared by our in-house chef to an exquisite long Italian lunch at our good friends’ family run winery. This will be a food and wine experience to treasure.

Testimonials from our Italian Tours


The ride routes took us through iconic Tuscan landscapes, towns and villages, and when you thought the scenery cold not get better, around the next corner it did. The free-flowing, sweeping descents were an exhilarating reward for the climbing beforehand.

Michael F


We would sincerely like to thank you both for an inspiring, amazing, enlightening and wonderful trip around beautiful Tuscany. We were so impressed with the diversity and attention to detail you achieved in putting this together for us. Every moment was special. Every moment was exciting and rewarding.

Teresa & Peter S


Thank you so much for the amazing tour of Tuscany. The countryside lived up to its reputation as seen in countless books and movies. The experience you gave us was superb. The accommodation, the riding, the food, wine, spa, tours and the company were first class. We will have happy memories for years to come.

Pat & Paul B


My Tuscany cycling tour in September 2018 with Damian and Nancy exceeded all expectations, a wonderful combination of scenery and gourmet delights along with wonderful accommodation in Tuscan villas.  This tour was the most rewarding active holiday experience and I recommend A’qto Cycling Italian cycling tours without hesitation.

Peter Milne
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