Brisbane Valley and Kilkivan Rail Trail Combined Cycle

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  Tour Operator  Australian Cycle Tours


 8 days (Bike: 6 days)

  305 km  (~51km per day)


 Cycle paths/trails, Some hills, Off-road



Two of Australia’s very best rail trails

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, BVRT, and the Kingaroy Kilkivan Rail Trail, KKRT, in southern Queensland are two of Australia’s very best rail trails. Cycling a ‘link route’ between these two iconic rail trails creates an amazing cycle journey of over 300 kilometres. Although the ‘head’ of both rail lines came to the same region, these two lines never meet with the BVRT branching out from Wulkuraka near Ipswich and the other branching out from Gympie to the north of Brisbane. The steam locomotives along these lines have long gone, replaced by cyclists following the same path powered not by steam but pedal power. Through the dedication and hard work of locals keen to showcase these regions combined with a commitment to cycle tourism and rail trails more generally these two great rail trails stand as a benchmark for other communities with similar aspirations.

The cycling is on mixed surfaces of gravel, dirt and asphalt and is achievable for anyone of reasonable fitness and cycling ability. Along the route you'll pass through prime agricultural land, a rugged mountain range and forests of Blackbutt, Hoop Pine and Cedar. With regular stops at historical townships with good coffee and bakery items plus interesting museums and galleries, there is so much more to the trail than the cycle experience. At night, stay in comfortable accommodation and soak up the atmosphere of country Queensland towns. With all your logistics taken care of including transfers, bike hire, luggage transfers and accommodation, all you need to do is enjoy the cycle day and take in the expansive scenery of this truly outstanding route.


  • Enjoy the independence of self-guided cycling with all logistics taken care of for you
  • Hassle-free cycling on the dedicated cycle path on the Brisbane Valley and Kilkivan Rail Trails
  • Appreciate the views of rural Queensland with sweeping valleys and rugged mountains
  • Sample beer and bakery treats along the route
  • Visit historic towns and villages
  • Cycle through classic Australian farming communities

This self guided trip involves 6 days of undulating, dedicated cycle trails. Daily cycling distance varies from 28 km to 67km. The Rail Trail is mostly gentle, with a few longer ascents that on completion you are rewarded with stunning views. The Rail Trail path is shared between walkers and horse riders, but is free from road traffic except for the link route which has very traffic The trail surface is made up of either gravel or dirt which can sometimes be soft and therefore requires care.

Tour Information





Cost From

Self-Guided   AU$ 2430


Daily departures Thursday to Saturday year round

Single Supplement


Group Info

Tailor your own Customised Tour


  • 2 breakfasts (continental style)
  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels and motels on a twin share basis with private facilities on most nights
  • Mountain bike hire including a helmet and bike lock (on request), Hand pump, repair kit
  • Luggage transfers on cycle days
  • Route notes & maps available to download and use on your phone
  • GPS information
  • Transfer Kilkivan Ipswich
  • Bike return on last day


  • Travel to/from Ipswich
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Phone handlebar mount
  • Solo Traveller Surcharge AUD$930


  • Other departure days on request - supplement applies
  • Discount to remove bike hire AUD$-408
  • Upgrade to ebike 7 days AUD$350


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