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Mt Hotham offers some of the most challenging and scenic routes for road cycling in the country. Mt Hotham regularly hosts cycling events, which you can view on our Events page.

A Spectacular Challenge

The Great Alpine Rd connecting Harrietville - Mt Hotham - Dinner Plain - Omeo provides a great challenge for road cyclists. Starting in the beautiful valley town of Harrietville, this ride takes you up one of the most stunning roads in Australia. The road winds through lush green areas, tall forests and majestic snowgums, then traverses the top of the mountain range, surrounded by vistas of endless mountain peaks and valleys. The road passes local huts and ski lodges, providing a spectacular view of Mt Buffalo, Mt Feathertop and the high plains. The ride a true alpine challenge with climbs with a maximum grade of 18%. Be sure to stop at Icewater Creek on your way to Dinner Plain, to fill your drink bottles with mountain spring water. 

Route Information

Harrietville to Mt Hotham

Distance: 30.8km

Rise: 1,347m

Grade average: 3.7% 

Grade max: 18%

Hotham to Omeo

Distance: 54.2km

Rise: 1,098m



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Browse the range of activities offered at Mt Hotham from tubing to hiking and biking.

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Head to our web cams for live updates of how conditions are before you make the trip up the mountain.    

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Looking for somewhere to rest your head after a day's hiking? Browse our range of summer accommodation options.

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