Beechworth Road Riding

Beechworth is also a popular destination for road cyclists. Beechworth has four sealed roads that enter the town and each road trends upwards with some steep climbs on each road. Popular riding destinations around Beechworth include Yackandandah, Chiltern, Stanley & Myrtleford.

The hilly terrain around the North East make it the perfect location for challenging rides, while there are great opportunities for beginners on some of the flat landscapes. There are some great rides under 40km and some longer rides over 70km for those wanting to make a full day of riding!

When in Beechworth you can enjoy a coffee or refreshment at any of the cafés before you continue your ride. Once in Beechworth the ride up to Stanley is a rewarding one as you meander past various farm gate producers and then into the small village of Stanley. 

Local Rides

Bright

Buckland Valley & Back (45km)

Buckland Valley & Back (45km)

Bright

Ride along flat to undulating quiet roads where you'll be lucky to see a tractor, let alone a car. Pass vineyards and orchards on this picturesque ride suitable for beginners.

Rutherglen

The Cellar Door Loop

The Cellar Door Loop

Rutherglen

Take a flat ride through magnificent vineyards and olive groves on the Cellar Door Loop. Stop at wineries and cafes along the way and if it's hot and sunny pull up at the Murray River for a refreshing swim. Take it nice and slow and spend the whole day on the trail.

Kiewa Valley & Falls Creek

Three Peaks Challenge

Three Peaks Challenge

Kiewa Valley & Falls Creek

The Three Peaks Challenge is arguably Australia's toughest one-day ride. Up for the challenge? Tackle the 235-kilometre course through some of the world's most picturesque yet demanding terrain, with three major climbs: Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham, and the beast that is the back side of Falls Creek.

Mansfield

Mansfield/Mt Buller & Back (72km)

Mansfield/Mt Buller & Back (72km)

Mansfield

Sign up for this classic ride and test your limits. The fastest time up Mt Buller is Simon Gerran's 39:50, but just to reach the top is an achievement in itself.

King Valley

Strade Nero (102km) 

Strade Nero (102km) 

King Valley

Strade Nero or the 'black roads' is a reference to the Strade Bianche held annually in Italy over the white roads. Hit the circuit that starts and finishes at Sam Miranda winery in Oxley. The highlight for most is the Strade Nero climb itself, which starts at Myrrhee and heads towards Whitlands – a hard packed dirt climb.

King Valley

Lake William Hovel Ride (48km)

Lake William Hovel Ride (48km)

King Valley

Head out on the Towong Loop, an amazing ride boasting the best views of the Great Dividing Range and surrounding valleys. Leave Corryong and pedal through Cudgewa, Tintaldra and on back to Corryong.

Benalla

Fords Bridge (50km) 

Fords Bridge (50km) 

Benalla

Ride on south through the valley across flat to undulating terrain and take in the wonderful local scenery. Stop for lunch at the famous Tolmie Tavern then work it off as you make your way back to town.

Myrtleford

Lake Buffalo Out & Back (20.5km)

Lake Buffalo Out & Back (20.5km)

Myrtleford

With a total elevation gain of 101 metres, Myrtleford to Lake Buffalo is an easy climb up the valley on the western aspect of Mount Buffalo. Revel in panoramic views and stop by the lake for a cooling swim at the end.

Beechworth

Stanley Back Passage (80km)

Stanley Back Passage (80km)

Beechworth

Tackle this challenging 80-kilometre loop that combines the best elements of cycling in the High Country. Descend down the curves of the Lasserena from Beechworth before reaching Yackandandah. From there, ride along the undulating back creek road and take in views of the Alps before climbing the Tunnel Gap.

Wangaratta

Ryan's/Taminick Loop (55km)

Ryan's/Taminick Loop (55km)

Wangaratta

Test out one of the local favourites. Discover these two short, but challenging climbs over the Warby Ranges, which include some flat riding through scenic countryside where you can take the opportunity to catch your breath.

High Country

7 Peaks Ride

7 Peaks Ride

High Country

Victoria's 7 Peaks Ride 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 seven of Victoria's alpine resorts

Whether you're aiming to take down all 7 Peaks or attempting your first mountain climb, before you ride, register for the 7 Peaks app, your 7 Peaks digital passport

The app lets you track your rides, track fellow riders via the live results feed, and automatically receive a passport stamp when you've completed your ride.

Every time you ride one of the peaks, and get a stamp in your passport, you are one step closer to winning the major prize: a trip to the Tour de France

For more information visit 7peaks.com.au.
For more information on Road Riding and Cycling throughout Victoria's North East visit www.visitvictoria.com.