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Rides information page for the  Thunder Down Under Tour 2010. East Gippsland, Victoria



Nothing is set in stone, weather will play a huge part in what we do.

The ride list. All starting from Omeo.
All subject to weather and other conditions.

Ride 01 Tuesday

Local day
 

Seal and gravel in about equal mix. Lots of views from high spots, stops for local history.
Lunch at Albion Hotel, Swifts Creek. Afternoon cuppa at Benambra Store. Scenic with good riding, a relaxing first day.

 
Ride 02

Wednesday

Start Omeo. Going to Glen Wills Historic Area then back a little to take the Falls Creek Rd to Mt Beauty. Across on Tawonga Gap Rd and back over Hotham. All sealed, lots and lots of excellent bendy stuff, very scenic.

Carry lunch to have at Glen Wills, afternoon cuppa at Harrietville.

Possibly stop at Victoria Falls on way home depending on time and how all are feeling.

Ride 03

Thursday.

Start Omeo. Going to Benambra, then Limestone Rd turning to Black Mountain Rd. Onto Snowy Mountain Rd for a while then off to McKillops bridge and Little River Gorge. Retrace and Gelantipy Rd to Buchan then Bruthen and home via GAR. A good amount of gravel but lots of sensational sealed as well. Spectacular scenery.

Carry lunch to have at McKillops, afternoon cuppa at Buchan or Bruthen depending on how much the plans have gone awry

Ride 04

Friday

A group choice day.
You will have a better idea of the lay of the land and a fair bit of riding has been done.
 Its likely that the first part of the day will be taken up with doing a photo shoot at lake Omeo. The group may want a quiet day???
A possible ride is the Dargo, Hotham, Bairnsdale run.
I'll put the map here in case we do. Fair bit of gravel but lots and lots of really wonderful sealed stuff.
Lunch at Dargo store, afternoon cuppa at Bairnsdale.
Would mean 2 days in row of riding GAR Bruthen to Omeo (lifes tough)

Last stretch to Omeo via Cassilis Rd.

Ride 05

Saturday

Ride 02 but the opposite way.
Also going further on other side towards Myrtleford and taking Happy Valley Rd over to the Kiewa Valley Hwy before coming back to Mt Beauty and home.

 

Lunch at Bright or Myrtleford with afternoon cuppa at Blue Duck (Anglers Rest)

The End

 

 

Sunday 24th

 

 

Head home