Cycling Strzelecki Ranges

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Cycling Strzelecki Ranges

The Strzelecki Ranges, are part of the Great Dividing Range, and extend for over 100km between the Latrobe Valley and Bass Strait.  The Ranges generally rise between 300 – 500 metres in height with the highest peak at Mount Tassie which rises to 730 metres.

Cycling Strzelecki Ranges

The ride down Warragul-Korrumburra Road is one of the best ways to experience the Strzelecki Ranges on a sealed road by bike.  The 39.1km section of road offers some challenging undulating roads through rolling farmland and offers some of the areas best views.  Although there are no categorised climbs along the way, there is a fair amount of climbing either way

Cycling Strzelecki Ranges
Image by Robyn Cox; Flickr

Link to Warragul to Korumburra segment here:

Elevation gained:   820 metres

Link to Korumburra to Warragul segment here:

Elevation gained:  710 metres

Cycling Strzelecki Ranges

The Ranges are named after Count Pawel Edmund Strzelecki who was a Polish explorer. After climbing and naming Mount Kosciusko, his party journeyed to Gippsland and entered the north-eastern end of the Strzelecki Ranges and struggled through the rugged country for 22 days, finally emerging starved and exhausted at Western Port Bay in the 1840s.

Cycling Strzelecki Ranges

Before the Ranges were settled, they were covered in dense forest with some magnificent tall Mountain Ash and temperate Rainforest. Sadly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Much of the Rainforest was cleared for agriculture and logging, however the Range still remains a beautiful area to visit.

Grand Ridge Road

The road leading to Grand Ridge Road turns off Warragul-Korrumburra Road.  Much of Grand Ridge Road is unsealed and is arguably the best way to experience the Strzelecki Ranges by bike.  Grand Ridge Road is 135km in length and extends from near the village of Strzelecki and follows the ridge line through the western side of Mount Worth State Park, Mirboo North & Ballok & ending at Carrajung in the east.

Cycling Strzelecki Ranges
Image by Andrew Clifforth
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