Whitfield Gourmet Gravel

Whitfield is renowned for its cool-climate and European style wine varietals, local produce and charming accommodation. Did you know that nestled among the vineyards also lies a gravel riders dream of routes? From short rides with more cellar doors than you can shake a wine glass at to epic full day adventures, wine-loving cyclists are spoilt for gravel. Go on, warm up this winter with Italian hospitality and spectacular gravel rides in the heart of the King Valley Wine Region.

Gravel Rides

Pizza E Vino | Green | 20km | +85m Elevation Gain

Beautiful vineyards, King River views and cellar doors? Check, check and check. This scenic mixed surface ride is mostly flat and great for those who are new to gravel or after a relaxed day out. Take your pick of cellar doors as you ride by five wineries including Pizzini Wines, Dal Zotto Wines, Chrismont Wines, Politini Wines and Darling Estate Wines.

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Due Colline | Green | 30km | +338m Elevation Gain

Step it up on Due Colline and work off Whitfield’s moreish local produce with two hill climbs. This route provides a great short challenge, taking you through picturesque farmland before rising up to native forested foothills and over Cooks Gap Road and the Lake Buffalo-Whitfield Road climb. Your efforts are rewarded with a free-wheeling 4km gravel descent back to Whitfield for a well deserved lunch or dinner at Mountain View Hotel.

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IL Monte | Black | 72km | +1000m Elevation Gain

Ready for an advanced bucket list ride? Work up a mountain sized appetite on the all day IL Monte gravel ride with solid climbs, sustained descents and views of iconic Mount Buffalo’s ‘The Horn’. We suggest starting your day with coffee from Hobbledehoy Distillery & Cafe where you can also pick up local produce treats to enjoy on the shores of Lake Buffalo. Grab your gravel biking crew for this one and ensure you’re well equipped as it takes you into remote areas.

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Food, Drink & Accommodation

After you’ve finished your gravel adventure the only question is which cellar door to visit first. Play bocce with a glass of Prosecco at Dal Zotto Wines, sip your way through Italian Varietals at Pizzini Wines, soak up breathtaking views over lunch and Sangiovese from Chrismont Wine’s balcony and celebrate your day of adventure with dinner at the delectable Mountain View Hotel. King River Brewing is a must visit for beer aficionado’s and keen cyclists alike with a bike tool station, six rotating craft beer taps, hearty European inspired meals and a roaring outdoor fireplace.

With so much to see and do you’ll definitely want to stay a day or three to make the most of your gravel adventure. From cosy cabins at Gentle Annie Caravan and Camping Reserve to luxe stays at 3BlackSHEDS there’s something for all budgets and tastes.

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