Australian Alps tour Melbourne to Canberra

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Australian Alps tour Melbourne to Canberra

Postby ipeat » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:03 am

Hi guys,

I'm currently planning a two week or so tour from Melbourne to Canberra, the tour would be in April time around the easter break. I want to do the Alps passes. I ideally want to be road touring however would happily do gravel etc. I'm just posting to see if anyone has any route pointers or help? Should I cycle it from Canberra to Melbourne ? Are there good places to go for a detour ? Weather conditions I need to be aware of etc? I ride a Vivente Deccan touring bike.
Thank you all in advance.

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Re: Australian Alps tour Melbourne to Canberra

Postby Tim » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:27 am

Melb-Canberra is a well-worn touring route.
Probably one of the best in this country.
Start with this link;
It's getting cold by April so warm and waterproof gear needed, however Autumn is the best time of the year for stable weather (calm winds) down here.
Search the forum and other sites.
There's heaps of info.
Good luck. Do it. You won't regret it. Spectacular country.

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Re: Australian Alps tour Melbourne to Canberra

Postby nezumi » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:47 pm

You could start with the Hunt 1000 route in reverse?
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