Please see below for updates on cycling events at Hotham in 2013.
Cyclists of all ages wanting to push their physical and mental limits on their bike will find no better place to do so than at Hotham. If road cycling is your style, the Great Alpine Road is the toughest through road in Australia, reaching altitudes as high as 1045 metres. You can choose to cycle the short distance of 16km from Hotham to Dinner Plain, or really take your cycling to new heights on the 208km return ride from Dinner Plain to Mt Buffalo. With stunning views along the way, road cycling at Hotham is an amazing experience for all cycling enthusiasts.
Cross Country Mountain Biking is another great way to get the heart pumping. One of the best ways to explore the Alpine flora is on the many single track and fire trails that wind their way through the forests. The winter cross country ski trails are a great place to start – maps are available from the Resort Management Board Office from 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. Mountain bikes and Helmets can be hired from Adventures with Altitude in Dinner Plain (03 5159 6608) or from Bright Cyclepath in the valley.
You can explore this beautiful alpine region on your bike anytime in Summer or really push yourself by participating in one of the fun and challenging events in store – the 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge or the Audax Hotham Challenge.
The Audax Hotham Challenge, scheduled for 10 March 2013, has been cancelled. VicRoads are working on damage to the Great Alpine Road between Harrietville and Hotham following bushfires, heavy rain and landslips in the area. All entrants to the event will receive a full refund. For the latest information, stay tuned to www.hothamchallenge.com.au.
The next evolution is here... From the Dinner Plain Festival of Cycling, to the Hotham Challenge Ride... we are pleased to present the 2013 Audax Hotham Challenge.
In 2013 Hotham Skiing Company is partnering with Audax to run the traditional ride over the Victorian Labour Day long weekend in March.
The Audax Hotham Challenge will still offer a variety of ride options from 70-200km to suit the most experienced of cyclists as well as those preparing for their first alpine challenge.
The Dinner Plain - Buffalo 200km return leg returns in 2013, as well as the Dinner Plain - Bright return leg. New in 2013 is the 70km ride from Bright to Mount Buffalo and back.
Registrations are now open via hothamchallenge.com.au. By simply entering one of the three rides you'll go in the draw to win a trip to France with Bikestyle Tours!
2013 ride registration fees are as follows:
Dinner Plain - Buffalo 200km/3680m - $140
Dinner Plain - Bright 135km/2260m - $110
Bright - Buffalo 70km/1410m - $75
Visit Audax Hotham Challenge for more information and to register.
The route to Hotham up the Great Alpine Road has been cancelled due to severe damage to the road following bushfires, heavy rain and landslips. VicRoads are working on repairing the road at this time. An alternative route via Mt Buffalo will now go ahead and an amended ride guide will be made available shortly. Click here for the latest updates.
Victoria’s 7 Peaks is the ultimate cycling challenge. The at-your-own-pace climbs take you up winding mountain roads with some sensational views from the peaks of Victoria’s Alpine Resorts – Mt Baw Baw, Mt Buffalo, Mt Buller, Dinner Plain, Falls Creek, Hotham and Lake Mountain.
Register for 7 Peaks, and a passport will be sent to you. Collect the resort stamps at the peak of each climb. You need a minimum of four stamps to go into the draw for the major prize – still to be confirmed for the 2012/13 season.
See you in the stunning Victorian alps this Summer! Visit www.7peaks.com.au for more information.