A locals favourite for its sweeping views and challenging finish, the Gaps Loop ride is the ultimate day out on two wheels. Starting and finishing at the foot of Mt Bogong in the scenic town of Mount Beauty, this valley ride offers a blend of iconic landscapes including views of Victoria’s highest mountain and Mt Buffalo, rolling valley fields, Ovens River and the charming towns of Porepunkah and Bright.
Enjoy undulating valley terrain and take on the significant climb in Happy Valley and the infamous Tawonga Gap climb that closes out your day on a literal high note. With gradients closer to double digits and serpentine bends Tawonga Gap offers even the most seasoned rider a challenge followed by a thrilling descent back to Mount Beauty.
Eats & Drinks
There’s no fear of going hungry on this ride with farm gates, wineries, breweries and dining scattered throughout your ride. Break at Pepo Farms for a lesson in pumpkin seeds, stop at Ringer Reef Winery for crisp rose paired with views of Mt Buffalo and refuel at one of Porepunkah or Bright’s plentiful cafes. Mount Beauty itself offers great breakfast and dinner options including High Country Brewery Trail favourite Crank Handle Brewery (featuring local brews perfect for a post ride celebration).
Locals tip - This ride can be ridden in either direction and can also be started from Bright, Porepunkah or Myrtleford