It’s only 16kms right. Sure, lots of it is uphill. Ok all of it is uphill. But that’s what it’s all about. The Mt Buller Tourist Road’s twisting hairpins wind through soaring mountain ash; as you rise over 921 metres in elevation the air cools, and the views stretch across the High Country. There’s an average gradient of 6%, but some sections hit 13%.
You’re desperate for breath, thighs burning, as you reach the Mt Buller Village. It’s a true test of strength and endurance. The reward is the descent, plunging back to the valley with barely a pedal-stroke, and a grin from ear to ear.
And for your next challenge? Keen riders can pedal through the Victorian High Country all summer and tackling the 7 mountain hill climbs that make up the 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge.