2020 Victorian Alps
7 Peaks Challenge

9 days | 15th to 23th February

Victorian Alps has some of the best riding in Australia. Long climbs, spectacular views, amazing food and wine and quaint villages – you’d easily mistake it for Europe.
Highlights
Bucket List Climbs
  • Official 7 Peaks Challenge
  • Mt Baw Baw, Lake Mountain, Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Dinner Plain, Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham
Secret Roads
  • Scenic ride routes, avoiding major roads and making the most of the picturesque area
  • Gravel road segments
Touristic Opportunities
  • Yarra Valley wine country
  • Beechworth historical
  • Country towns
Details

Duration: 9 Day

Dates: February 15, 2020 to February 23, 2020
When: February 2020
Start: Melbourne, Australia
Finish: Melbourne, Australia

Group Size: 18 guests, 4 staff
Price:
 AUD$3900 (US$2650)
Single Supplement: AUD$690 (US$470)

Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.

Note: Bikestyle Tours requires that all guests have a valid Travel Insurance policy for the duration of their trip.

Rides
RIDE RATINGS

Our trips allow you to choose a suitable ride each day. Alternative ride options are available on most days. We use a consistent ride rating to help you choose your ride. We rate each ride on various factors; distance, total climbing, intensity and altitude. The table below is a guide to our ride rating system.

Unfortunately, we can’t forecast the weather when designing our rides, but your trip leader will advise you on any precautions. 

DistanceSHORT: less than 30km
MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).
LONG: more than 80 km
AscentTotal climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day
IntensitySome rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.
AltitudeSome of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.
Suitability
Spectators and Off the Bike

Sorry this trip is for experienced cyclists. We have other trips available for spectators and non-cycling partners.

Social Riding and Leisure

This trip has limited support (for slow riders), support vehicles operate to refuel riders rather than as a sag wagon.

A reasonable amount of training is required!

Experienced Riders

Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge rides seek more vertical metres and longer miles.

Inclusions
Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:
  • Transport throughout by custom mini vans or luxury coach
  • Services of our experienced tour guides, mechanics and drivers
  • 8 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 course evening meals on 4 nights, gourmet lunch
  • Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
  • Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Melboure Airport
  • Scheduled departure transfer on final day to Melbourne Airport
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride files and Bikestyle guide to the High Country
  • Full Bikestyle Tours kit including knicks, cycling jersey, cap and musette bag
Bike Hire
  • Bike Rental Cost: On Request
  • Optional upgrade to SuperSix EVO Ultegra Di2

Note: All bike hire costs include 2 water bottles for you to keep. We also provide a saddle bag with a spare tube, pump, tyre-levers and multi-tool. The pump and saddle bag with its contents must be returned with the hire bike at the end of hire.

AT A GLANCE

TWIN SHARE
  • 9 days
  • 6 Dinners
  • 7 Peaks
  • Luxury Transport
  • High Staff Ratio
  • Intermediate to Experienced
  • 3 & 4 Star Hotels

Conquer the Official 7 Peaks Challenge

We’ve been running cycling tours for over 24 years. Many of our guests cherish their experiences of conquering bucket list climbs. 

Q. Are there great ride itineraries in Australia? Comparable to a European experience?

A. Simply, the answer is yes. We’ve developed a fully supported European style cycling tour in Australia.

Victoria’s high country is spectacular, challenging and captivating

In 2018,  our guides explored the Victorian High Country to investigate the logistics for running a trip that included completing the 7 Peaks Challenge. It can be quite a challenge completing the 7 Peaks over a short time period. You need outside assistance. You need transport, comfortable places to stay and most importantly ride support and nutrition. 

For all of our trips, we look after every detail and support you on and off the bike. You only need to worry about riding your bike. We’ll help you have fun! Uniquely to our 7 Peaks trip, we have planned experiences along the way to showcase the incredible produce and friendly country hospitality of North East Victoria.

We’ve partnered with the great crew at Ride High Country. Together we’ve identified touristic highlights and ensure that you will have a memorable local experience. Our focus however is completing the Official 7 Peaks Challenge. Riders who successfully complete the 7 Peaks are eligible for exclusive prizes and a jersey recognising your efforts.

7 peaks mount buffalo chalet lookout
Conquer the 7 Peaks, Victorian Alps

Roll through the valleys, climb the twisty alpine roads, enjoy friendly country hospitality

Starting from Melbourne, our trip takes us to the famous Yarra Valley, yes they grow wine. We’ll tackle the daunting Mt Baw Baw before we head up Lake Mountain. As we travel toward the North East, we’ll ride one of the most popular climbs Mount Buller. We take a pause for a moment and enjoy the local produce and heritage town of Beechworth soaking in the friendly country hospitality. Our riding kicks up a gear as we tackle a double climb day over Falls Creek and returning via Dinner Plain. An epic day on the bike. If you have concerns about making the double, we have a shorter option for you. 

Our final 3 nights are in Bright the heart of the Alpine country and giving us easy access to Mt Hotham and Mt Buffalo. We stay at deluxe accommodation all the way, air conditioned comfort, country style and luxurious beds for a great nights sleep. Dinner on 5 of the nights, giving you opportunity to treat yourself to a romantic dinner or just take in the country life on the other 3 nights. We’ll admire our achievements and celebrate our friendships at a final lunch highlighting the local produce before returning you to Melbourne.

Trip Itinerary

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