Longer Rides - Traralgon and return via Mt Hotham and Melbourne – 1,065 KMS
Dec 27, 2013
[First leg – Traralgon via back roads (staying off the highway and away from holiday traffic) through Glengarry, Toongabbie, Cowwarr, Stratford (coffee), Lindenow, Bairnsdale, Bruthen (fuel), Swifts Creek, Omeo (lunch), Dinner Plain (all closed up, couldn’t support the local economy here), Mt Hotham (same deal as Dinner Plain), Harrietville (a welcome lemon lime and bitters) and Bright
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We had a lovely ride with very little traffic and as is always the case it was magnificently soul restoring just to be in the high country. Ahhhhh!
A view from the heights of Mt Hotham.
A street view in Bright. Lots of tourists and cycle riders here but plenty of options for accommodation food and places to relax.
Second leg – Bright to Mount Buffalo, Ovens, Mount Beauty then through the Tawonga Gap and back to Bright.
A view on our way to the summit of Mount Buffalo.
And a lunch shelter near the lookouts on Mount Buffalo in front of the historic chalet.
A view of Mount Bogong on our way to Mount Beauty
Third leg – Bright via Mansfield, Yea to Melbourne (Glen Waverly) to our home away from home the Novotel for some more chill time before heading home.