Thanks to Geoff for this report:
After our terrific and rewarding week-end in Marysville -19th-20th March, Stephanie and I spent a few days in The High Country at Alexandra, near Eildon in perfect weather with vivid blue skies, no clouds, warm, and no wind.! The High Country is a fantastic part of Australia to visit with or without bikes in any season, everybody is so friendly and helpful no matter who you speak to.
We rode from the motel straight across the road to start the Rail Trail to the old historic and well preserved Alexandra railway station which was interesting. We continued riding about 6 kms uphill to Eglinton Gap where the views to Cathedral Peak and Range and with Lake Mountain in the distance were absolutely stunning. See photos below.
Once over the top we had a brief stop at Koriella before an exhilarating down hill ride to Cathkin, about 7kms. We were careful as there was a bit of soft bark & leaves on the compacted fine gravel trail !!
It was a flatish ride to Yarck where the general store was busy making excellent bacon & egg toasted sandwiches & good coffee. It was interesting to watch the many cars & caravans speeding on the narrow Maroondah Hwy towards Mansfield at a break neck pace at 110-120kmph !!
We picked the very best of the late summer weather – a fabulous 5 days away !
Stephanie & Geoff