Cyclist join Wide Open Road Tours

Cyclist Magazine (Aus/NZ) recently joined Ride High Country Preferred tour operator, Wide Open Road Tours, on their four day Vic Alps Tour. Read below to get a taste of what their tour was all about, click through to read the full story and be sure to pick up a copy of  the latest Cyclist Magazine.

When the snow melts away, the roads linking the towns of Victoria’s Alps become the ultimate playground for those on two wheels. Cyclist gets a hit of that alpine goodness that’s due to official open to pedal-powered enthusiasts in just a couple of months…

It’s Day 1, and my watch reads well past 0600. The breakfast room is abuzz with activity, very little of it orderly. Riders mill about with plates of scrambled eggs as they sip on their third or fourth cup of coffee. I’m gunning for five. Like breakfast – and despite some 140km on the itinerary – today’s ride will contain little in the way of structure. Ride with a buddy, pedal solo or find a happy middle ground as the route takes us up and over Tawonga Gap and Falls Creek en route to our evening’s resting pad in Omeo. Roll out when you feel ready, take lunch when you feel hungry and at no point target any KOMs.

We’ve joined Wide Open Road for its four-day Vic Alps Tour and, despite our caffeine-infused bodies willing us to get going, we’re feeling awfully relaxed. By the time this trip has made its way through the Victorian High Country, we’ll have departed only once as a cohesive group.

On top of that, Marcus Enno will be my one and only lunch partner. I’ve now heard all the tales from last year’s epic ride through Spain while chasing La Vuelta, been fully educated on the benefits of tubeless, and heard why I must come visit him in his newly adopted island home of Tasmania. The guy can talk…

Read the full feature.

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