Why hurry when you're on holiday? The High Country has plenty to offer those that aren't chasing the hi-octane thrills of mountain bike trails or the workout that comes with conquering an alpine ascent. Instead, take your time, revel in stunning mountain scenery and enjoy the good life along the way. Lovingly prepared cuisine, crisp cool climate wines, farm fresh produce, renowned cheeses and rich local histories – it's all right here in the High Country. Bring your own wheels or hire bikes from one of the many local operators in the region.
On the rails
Relax and unwind on a slow ride down one of the region's many picturesque rail trails. Get back to nature and admire the changing landscape as you ride through quaint villages and towns like Bright, Beechworth and Wangaratta on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Spend a day riding around Lake Hume on the High Country Rail Trail or get up close to kangaroos, echidnas and native birds on the Great Victorian Rail Trail.
Treat the senses
Choose one of the Pedal to Produce trails and discover the best of the region, from Milawa, Rutherglen and Wahgunya to Bright and Wandilong. Arm yourself with a map and sample fruit and veggies picked fresh from the farm, load up your basket with organic honey, jams and cheeses, and then round out the day with dinner at one of many renowned local wineries and restaurants.