The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is Great for Families and Kids on Bikes

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The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail has been mentioned as one of Australia's hottest travel destinations in 2015 by Australian Traveller magazine.

The flattest and most popular family section of the Rail Trail route:

One of the most family-friendly sections of this trail is the easy graded 6km each way between Bright and Porepunkah - which takes in the Rail Trail Cafe on the way: rail-trail-cafe-main-photo-web You can read a great article by Chanel Gallen as she goes for a 3-day gourmet cycle, that takes in the route passing the Rail Trail Cafe.

e-350-jg-porepunkah-riverKids playing in the Porepunkah River     jg-poreupunkah-rail-trail-kids-ridingKids riding bikes along the Rail Trail at Porepunkah

At the Rail Trail Cafe, they have designed their cafe to be family friendly with a natural sandpit, hopscotch pavers and railway sleepers bordering paths through their garden for children to explore.

rail-trail-cafe-cycle_salute_2013Cycle Salute - kids dressed up at the Rail Trail Cafe 2013     rail-trail-cafe-sandpit-webKids playing in the Rail Trail Playground Sandpit - Giving parents a little 'break'!

The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail features on many lists, including this one by Andrew Bain - the 10 best cycling trips in Australia. You can also read another review of the Rail Trail here. And if you make it into Bright, be sure to visit the famed Velo Cafe Bright - a haven for cycling enthusiastis, and a great spot for families with a few toys and lots of cycling paraphenalia to look at and space for kids to play: jg-velocafe-bright The Rail Trail Cafe is right on the Rail Trail itself: Another family-friendly cafe is the Rail Trail Cafe - you can read a great kid-focused review here from the Tot:Hot or Not website.  e-250-rtc-rail-trail-cafe-porepunkah-2-web

Owners of the Rail Trail Cafe, Jesse and Lucy:

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