In February we spend three fabulous days of riding through the Australian Alps. Based in Jindabyne, you'll get two summit climbs, plenty of rolling countryside and a great time with friends and maybe a visit to a brewery.
This is one of our favourite tours with a big turn out every year, perfect for a long weekend away. The climbing is hard but we take it easy after with trips to breweries, gin distilleries or a BBQ back at the accommodation. A great way to see the Snowies whilst building some fitness and riding with friends new and old.The itinerary will vary year to year but here's a rough idea as to what's in store...
DAY 1 - DEAD HORSE GAP
78km | 1,518m | 4 hrs
A summit climb to Dead Horse Gap & back. Everyone goes at their own pace, and we re-group at the top (for photos of course). The fool hardy go beyond Dead Horse Gap down to Tom Groggin, which entails a massive, steep climb back up - not for the faint hearted (increasing the days riding to 112km and 2,557 vertical metres). On the way back down we stop at Thredbo Village for a coffee and pastry, then descend back down to Jindabyne. In the evening we have dinner out at a local restaurant.
DAY 2- SNOWY LOOP
107km | 1,559m | 4½ hrs
A big loop of rolling alpine countryside via Dalgety, Berridale and Rocky Plains. Lots of amazing scenery to soak in and of course coffee stops (it is a tour) which will help the legs recover for the next day's ride. In the early evening we have a BBQ at one of the houses & possibly dress up!
DAY 3 - CHARLOTTE PASS