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Skipton Rail Trail #1: Smythesdale lunch via the Skipton Rail Trail

Distance: 44.16 km
Elevation gain: 274 m
Ride Type: Road 
Start: Lake View Hotel

Start the morning off right with breakfast at the Lake View Hotel as you look over beautiful Lake Wendouree.

You will need a hybrid, Cyclecross, Mountain bike as today we are getting off road and hitting the crushed granite sand surface of the Skipton Rail Trail. Looking for a change of scenery or a fun family ride, this is the perfect ride!

We head straight out of down, under the iconic Arch of Victory and not long after take a left onto the Skipton rail trail. You’ll ride open grasslands and eucalypt forests as you make your way to Smythesdale, an attractive nineteenth century town.

Stop for lunch at the courthouse hotel or pack a picnic before making your way back along trail.

We will be stopping close to where we started with a coffee to wind down at Pipers.

Smythesdale lunch via the Skipton Rail Trail

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The Lake View Hotel

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