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Victorian Alps

The Victorian Alps represent those climbs in the vicinity of the beautiful country town of Bright. An easy 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne, this region serves the cyclist most of the year round with challenging climbs and the most scenic locations. Simply explore and enjoy....

Also enjoy the 305km Great Alpine Road, the 165km Omeo Highway (some parts unsealed) and several out and back roads which can serve as recovery rides.

 

The Climbs

Name Climb
Baw Baw
11.3% 6.6km (av)
Dargo
8.3% 10.6km (av)
Dinner Plain
2.0% 54.00 km (av) with multiple climbs 2-9%
5.7% 13.69km
Lockhart Gap
6.1% 3.60km
-6.4% 3.95km
3.5% 9.97km
-5.1% 7.85km
5.5% 18.21km
6.0% 15.79km
4.6% 28.71 km (av) with multiple climbs 2.5%-11%
2.0% 54.00 km (av) with multiple climbs 2-9%
4.0% 4.39km
-4.9% 4.96km
6.5% 5.91km
-6.2% 7.67km

 

Main Highways

Name Description
Great Alpine Road 305 km of scenic views from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale over the top at Mount Hotham
Omeo Hwy Connecting the Murray Valley Hwy near Tallangatta and the town of Omeo, 165 km to the south. A big climb half way along, but mostly unselaed between Mitta Mitta and Glen Valley.

 

Out and Back Roads

Name Description
Dederang-Wodonga From Dedarang on the Kiewa Valley Hwy to the Vic-NSW border on the Murray River just through Wodonga
Mountain Creek Road Short, scenic and generally flat. Starting on the Kiewa Valley Hwy between Tawonga and Tawonga South goes east to the end of the bitumen at the Mountain Creek Picnic Ground.
Dartmouth Dam Just north of Mitta Mitta on the Omeo Hwy. Finishing with a steep but short climb up the Dartmouth Dam.
Yabba Road A short, scenic road you can take at the start of the Omeo Hwy on the Murray Valley Hwy near Tallangatta.
Omeo Valley Rd Just north of Omeo at the end of the Omeo Hwy Another choice if you want to stretch your legs on a gradual climb.
Myrtleford-Dandongadale Part of the Myrtleford-Whitfield Rd, but is unsealed after Dandongadale. A flat and scenic 33km out and back route.

 

 

 

Falls Creek Resort

Name Description Length
Trapyard Gap East to Trapyard Gap and back 47km
Anglers Rest Down to Anglers Rest, return 95km
Mt Beauty Down to Mount Beauty and back 60km
Bright Down to Bright over Tawonga Gap return. 120km
Dinner Plain Down to Mount Beauty, over Tawonga Gap then up to Hotham and Dinner Plain and return. 232km
Queen Victoria Loop The anitclockwise loop over Tawonga Gap, up to Hotham and Dinner Plain, down to Omeo, across to Anglers rest, then back up to Falls Creek 235km

 

Rural City of Wangaratta - Mt Beauty

Name Description
The Mt Beauty-Omeo Loop 235km A 23km anticlockwise loop over Tawonga Gap, up Mt Hotham, down through Omeo and Anglers Rest and climbing up to Falls Creek.
Mt Beauty to Falls Creek return A 30km climb up to Falls Creek
Mt Beauty to Bright A 30km ride to Bright over Tawonga Gap

 

 


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