Hit the open road for a true sense of two-wheeled freedom at Mansfield Mt Buller.
With stunning views and little traffic the area offers fantastic road riding. Oh, and we’ve even got the post-ride coffee covered at one of our many local cafes!
Local Road Rides
Howes Creek Road – 30km
The ride leaves from Mansfield township and offers an easy gradient with great views of Lake Eildon (when the water’s up!). Suitable for beginners, although the road can be busy on weekends or holiday periods.
Mt Buller and back – 94km
Experience the challenge and reward of road cycling at altitude. Test your strength and endurance on the 16km ascent from Mirimbah to the Mt Buller village. With an average gradient of 6% the climb is an achievable challenge for most. But be warned, just when you think you’ve made it, you’ll be hit by the 13% gradient at Hells Corner. Keep the pedals spinning and you’ll be in the village in no time. Don’t forget to get your 7 Peaks Passport stamped on Mt Buller before heading back down the mountain.
If you’re after a longer road ride, the 90km round trip between Mt Buller and Mansfield offers stunning views and the chance for some high-paced bunch riding.
Mansfield, Mt Buller and Jamieson
A classic one day road riding challenge – definitely more suited to those with a few kilometres under their belts. From Mansfield ascend Mt Buller, return down the hill, turning off for Jamieson before you get to Mansfield. From their negotiate the undulating hills out and back to Jamo.
Simon Gerrans and Phil Anderson – both Tour de France stage winners – cut their teeth on this ride. Be sure to get your 7 Peaks Passport stamped at the Mt Buller Village.
The Barwite Loop
An easily achievable return loop from Mansfield township. Locals love this as a quick, after-work ride option. This road ride is suitable for beginners, but is somewhat more challenging when ridden in an anti-clockwise direction.
To add an extra uphill grind to this ride, continue up the ‘Old Tolmie Road’ then turn around and descend the hill before completing the loop in to Mansfield.
Tolmie and the loop
Booroolite and Goughs Bay
With a flat gradient and stunning mountain vistas, this road ride is an enjoyable outing for beginners through to advanced riders. For a shorter version simply leave out either the Chapel Hill Rd arm or the Goughs Bay arm of the ride.
Victoria’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. You can tackle the 7 Peaks (Mt Baw Baw, Mount Buffalo, Mt Buller, Dinner Plain, Falls Creek, Hotham, Lake Mountain) anytime from October 16 2015 to March 31 2016.
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. READ MORE