Cycling the Grampians

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Boroka Lookout.  Image taken by Dtra; courtesy of Flickr

CYCLING THE GRAMPIANS

If you haven’t had a chance to ride in and around the Grampians.  Then I can highly recommend that you add it to your bucket list.  The Grampians has some of the best climbing Victoria has to offer and with 1,600 square kilometres to explore.  There is plenty of room to play.  The best part of climbing around here is the fact that you can get some pretty amazing view at the top of most climbs.  The Grampians as some truly amazing lookouts.   No matter how hard you worked to get to get to the top.  How out of breath you were crossing that finishing line.  Being able to ride straight out onto a lookout that overlooks the whole of the Grampians National Park is an experience more rewarding than the climb itself.

Mount William. Image by Peter Gariwerd; courtesy of Flickr
One of the many lookouts at Mount William

The Grampians are a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich in wildlife. The 167,219-hectare National Park is one of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations.  With the highest peak at Mount William at 1,167 metres.  The Grampians are a great venue for camping, climbing, scenic drives and bush walking.  For the cyclist, the climbs up to Mount William, Reeds and Boroka lookouts all offer great climbing and spectacular views.  There are an abundance of Waterfalls in the park, dotted around the main roads and easy to get to.

Halls Gap

Its a fair drive out to the Grampians and if you’re planning on riding out there its best to base yourself nearby.  The best place to stay is in the heart of the Grampians at Halls Gap.  Halls Gap is set in the Fyans Valley at the foot of the Mount William Ranges.  It is a beautiful place to visit, and is located close to three of the Grampians most iconic climbs with Mount William, Reeds and the Boroka climbs close at hand.

Cycling the Grampians

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