69 km, Hilly, Hard
Cycle the beautiful Narracan Valley between the Haunted Hills. Learn the stories and history. Enjoy lunch at the cycle friendly Thorpdale Bakery. Break out to the bald hill tops with views of the valleys and beyond. Coast down on a perfect grade to coffee, Arts and Crafts. Cruise home along the Flats.
Best Things About this Ride:
Fantastic ride through the steep, treed valley of the Haunted Hills.
Challenge yourself with a 400 meter overall climb.
Learn the history of the mines and people who once lived there.
See the old country towns
Find where 20% of our potatoes are grown in the red earth
Love the big trees and ferns along the way
Enjoy the perfect drop off the ranges on a sealed road with great views of the surrounding ranges
Ride along MacDonald’s Track – the biggest project of its time
Cycle home along the hand dug Main Drain.
Make a weekend of it and stay in Yarragon.
Things to Watch Out for:
Plan for food and water using the app.
Mostly sealed road but a short section of good unsealed surface
Sometimes trucks during potato harvesting season
- Short DescriptionFun, hilly ride through valleys and old towns climbing to 500m with views of all the surrounding ranges
- Trip PlanningLoop Ride
- Distance68 kms
- Time6 hours
- AccessCar Train
- TrafficQuiet Country Roads
- SurfaceMostly Sealed
- SeasonsAll, watch for bushfires