Vic Alps Cycle Tour 2018
2017 and 2018 Cycle Tours in the Victorian Alps. Fully supported cycle tour. Tick off 4 of the 7 Peaks as you join a 5 day cycle tour through the spectacular Victorian Alps. Conquer Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Mt Buffalo and Dinner Plain. A focus on regional produce, wines and beers.
15 - 19 Nov 2018
about the tour
Four days of spectacular cycling in the Victorian Alps with a carefully crafted itinerary enabling you to ride a fully supported loop showcasing the spectacular scenery, mountain villages, regional produce, local wineries and micro-breweries of north east Victoria. This tour enables you to ride 4 iconic Australian mountain climbs that also feature as part of Victoria's 7 Peaks Ride series and true to Wide Open Road style, we've booked great family run accommodation, organised a private dinner at one of the region's best wineries and have a few other surprises along the way. This Tour is for a small group only
November 2018: Thur 15th (in the late arvo) to Mon 19th (lunchtime)
4 days (3 'moving' days, 1 out and back)
1500-3000m per day
400km over 4 days
START / FINISH
Porepunkah, Vic (4km from Bright)
$1300 AUD per person twin/dbl share; $250 single supplement.
4 Breakfasts + 1 gourmet picnic lunch + 3 afternoon teas + 2 dinners
FOOD & WINE
Enjoy outstanding produce, local brewed beers & handcrafted wines. A highlight feature of our tours.
This is a tour for people who have mountain cycling experience.
Join us for a long weekend cycle-tour in the Victorian Alps and tick off 4 of the #7PeaksRide climbs. This is a fully supported cycle tour with a big focus on regional produce, wine and beer and the camaraderie of other like minded cyclists.
who is the tour for?
This tour is well suited to people who are experienced climbers and want to challenge themselves to ride 400km and 9,500m of altitude gain in 4 days. Alternately, for less experienced cyclists or those after a more relaxing holiday - two of the climbs are out-and-back so you can choose a shorter or flatter option and enjoy the touristic highlights of the region. As with all of our WOR cycle tours, you ride at your own pace (not a peloton), we have a support vehicle, mechanic and crew there to ensure your holiday is enjoyable.
We meet in Porepunkah on a Thursday evening for a Welcome BBQ & Briefing. Enjoy a glass of local wine & meet the group with spectacular views of Mt Buffalo as the sun sets. NB: The briefing is later in the evening to enable people to drive after work.
Day 1: FRIDAY
We depart Porepunkah & climb Tawonga Gap - gradual at first & then steeper as we hairpin to the top with views to Mt Bogong & the Kiewa valley below. It's a sweeping descent to Mt Beauty for morning coffee & to refuel before we climb Falls Creek, the first of our #7PeaksRide climbs. It's a 30km climb through towering gums with spectacular views to arrive at Falls Creek Village, our recommended lunch stop. Departing Falls, we ride along the Alpine high plains, with beautiful snow-gums and alpine meadows then descend the "back of Falls" and ride along the undulating Mitta Mitta river valley to Omeo. Stay in the historic Golden Age Hotel and enjoy a pub meal. It's a big day of spectacular riding - remember our support vehicle is there to help if required!
ALTITUDE GAIN 2980m
7 PEAKS CLIMB Falls Creek
OVERNIGHT STOP Omeo
MEALS Breakfast + Afternoon Tea
Day 2: SATURDAY
A shorter day today allows for a well earned sleep-in & a fully cooked breakfast at our hotel before we we depart Omeo & tackle the longest of the #7PeaksRide climbs, the undulating 43 kilometers to the alpine plateau & village of Dinner Plain. We provide a gourmet regional picnic lunch amongst the snow-gums at the top. Descend to the peaceful mountain village of Harrietville for an afternoon at your leisure.
ALTITUDE GAIN 2000m 7 PEAKS CLIMB Dinner Plain
OVERNIGHT STOP Harrietville
MEALS Breakfast + Lunch + Afternoon Tea
Day 3: Sunday
This morning we climb Mt Hotham, arguably Australia's most iconic and spectacular climb, with views across the Victorian Alps to Mt Feathertop and beyond. #7PeaksRide #Climb3! We descend back to Harrietville and it's an easy roll in to Bright for an afternoon beer at the Bright Brewery and a celebratory private dinner at Boynton's Feathertop winery.
NB: For those after a shorter day, skip the climb and head straight to Bright for a relaxing afternoon.
DISTANCE 96km / 31km
ALTITUDE GAIN 2000m / 50m 7 PEAKS CLIMB Mt Hotham
OVERNIGHT STOP Porepunkah
MEALS Breakfast + Afternoon Tea + Dinner
Day 4 - monday
Wake up for the final #7PeaksRide climb for the trip: Mt Buffalo! A steady 7% gradient for 23kms past waterfalls and towering cliffs offering superb views back down to the Ovens valley. Coffee and scones at Dingo Dell is de rigeur before the sweeping descent. We celebrate with lunch at the Punkah Pub to say our farewells.
ALTITUDE GAIN 1500m
7 PEAKS RIDE: Mt Buffalo
MEALS Breakfast + Lunch
WE SAY OUR FAREWELLS...
AFTER A FINAL GROUP LUNCH AT THE PUNKAH PUB, WE'VE ORGANISED A LATE CHECK-OUT SO YOU CAN SHOWER BEFORE YOU HEAD HOME IN THE AFTERNOON!
*Please note that the route may change slightly pending accommodation bookings.
See our inclusions page for full details.
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