Mt Hotham Cycling/XC Mountain Biking Accommodation

Audax Hotham Challenge (formerly the Hotham Challenge Ride)

Experience the thrill and challenge of riding the Great Alpine Road in a fully supported environment at the Audax Hotham Challenge.The Hotham Challenge Ride (formerly DP Festival of Cycling) has recently become the Audax Hotham Challenge - a cycling event based out of the picturesque village of Dinner Plain in North East Victoria. The event offers a unique opportunity for road cyclists to challenge themselves to descend and climb the Great Alpine Road, including the renowned Hotham Summit, in a fully supported environment. All aspects of the weekend are personalised to ensure you can achieve your personal best on your bike.A new series of rides in Alpine Victoria which will be held on the Labour Day long weekend (9 March 2015). What makes this event special is the high altitude start at Dinner Plain, Australia's prettiest alpine village.Riders have a choice of two rides which include Mt Hotham, with the sting in the tail being the long climb to the finish, or a shorter ride which starts at Bright and tackles the climb to Mt Buffalo. 70-200km.

Please note, cycling on the Great Alpine Road can be dangerous due to cattle & logging trucks, caravans, boats etc. using the road. Always keep to the left and be aware what is around you at all times.

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Dinner Plain Funduro Event

Test your legs above 1560 metres with the Dinner Plain Alpine Funduro, a 3 hour family mountain bike event (2-3 November 2015). This is the first year of the family focused 3 hour funduro riding in and around Dinner Plain Alpine Village. A unique accessible enduro focused on fun and participation, race through houses, back onto bush tracks, fire roads and some sneaky single track, weaving in and around the alpine village of Dinner Plain which is nestled amongst the Alpine National Park and sitting 1560m above sea level, so come on get your team together & test your legs!

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7 Peaks

The Challenge: It’s you against the MountainsVictoria’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.You can tackle the 7 Peaks (Mt Baw Baw, Mt Buffalo, Mt Buller, Dinner Plain, Falls Creek, Hotham, Lake Mountain) anytime from October 18 2015 to March 31 2015.

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XC Mountain Biking

Mountain biking around Hotham is one of the best ways to see it. There are a lot of trails, 4WD tracks and fire trails that wind through the Alpine flora and forests. The winter cross country ski trails are a great place to start, including the Hotham to Dinner Plain trail. You can pick up a cross country trail map from Mt Hotham Resort Management Board office during office hours. You can hire bikes and helmets from Adventures with Altitude in Dinner Plain by calling (03) 5159 6608 or in the valley at Bright Cyclepath.

Road Cycling

Hotham to Dinner PlainDistance - 16.1 km Information - Elevation drop from Hotham Heights to Dinner Plain is approx. 263m some undulating hills, easy to moderate riding.

Hotham to Harrietville Distance - 28.0 km Information – Elevation drop from Hotham to Harrietville is approx. 1273m. There are steep downhills and difficult sections, which become long, tough climbs in the other direction. Excellent for advanced riders.

Hotham to Bright Distance - 52.2 km Information – same as above, with an extra 25 km from Harrietville to Bright, a couple of easy hills and enjoyable riding along the Great Alpine Road.

Hotham to Omeo Distance - 54.2 km Information – The elevation from Hotham to Omeo drops approx. 1098m mostly downhill from Dinner Plain onwards. On the return journey the steep hill ‘Mountain Maid’ is difficult but rewarding.

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