Victoria’s 7 peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which takes you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of Victoria’s Alpine Resorts.
Your challenge for the next five months is to take on the toughest road climbs in Australia – which rival some of the famous Tour de France peaks.
The 7 Peaks passport will be the proof of your cycling toughness, stamping it along the way for every summit you successfully ride. Once you have completed your peaks and submitted your stamped passport, you will go into the draw to win some amazing prizes. Ride four peaks or more and you get the chance to win this year’s major prize. There’s also 7 amazing alpine winter experiences to be won.
The 32km Falls Creek leg of the 7 Peaks Ride Series starts in the Kiewa Valley at Mt Beauty and ends in Falls Creek. The ride demands skill and fitness as riders ascend 1300m from the valley to the village. The road is winding with a series of ascents and descents in the earlier and mid stages.
Waterfalls, wildflowers, mountain streams and tall gum forests provide an interesting and sheltered landscape for most of this ride. Watch as the environment changes as altitude increases from the valley to the alpine. The mountain peaks of Bogong, Victoria’s highest, and Spion Kopje provide an incredible backdrop to your ride.
Riders will head past Bogong Village and Howman’s Gap before arriving at Falls Creek. Accommodation, coffee and lunch is on offer, a welcome reward after a big ride. There is also a spare parts vending machine for emergencies.
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