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The road to Hotham is one of Australia's most iconic cycling routes with its scenic and challenging climbs and breathtaking descents. Both competitive and non-competitive rides start and finish at Hotham 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 Hotham

Distance: 30.8km

Rise: 1,279m

Grade average: 4.2% 

Omeo to Hotham

Distance: 54.2km

Rise: 1,065m

Grade average: 2.0%


See what's on

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

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Web Cams

Live updates

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

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Make it a weekend

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

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