Porepunkah to Harriettville cycle – 64kms – rescheduled

Date(s) - 27 Mar 2022


  • Grade 3 Medium
  • Leader: Ian Trevaskis
  • Phone: 0425782983
  • Participant numbers:unlimited
  • Final booking date: Wednesday 23rd March

Thus will be the THIRD attempt after two cancellations. This third try will only be cancelled in the event of earthquakes, cyclones, floods or bushfires.

The Great Valley Trail project adds 16 kilometres of family friendly shared trail, completing a 27 kilometre link between Harrietville and Bright, and extending the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to the base of the Alps. It has just been completed.

There is 124m elevation gain in the ‘new’ 16km section between Germantown and Harrietville, and  it’s about 200m elevation gain total between Bright and Harrietville.

It looks suitable for road bikes or hybrids. Just make sure your tyres are pumped up beforehand, and you bring a spare tube. Also bring plenty of water and sunscreen as I’m sure it’ll be pretty warm being late January.

I’m proposing to add an extra 5km each way (so 64km total) by starting from Porepunkah – that means the potential for ice cream at Harriettville (Morries), and buying lunch there too if you haven’t brought any with, although there is a chance Morries mightn’t be open on the day, and a cool drink at the Rail Trail Cafe at the end of the day.

Participants will need to acknowledge and abide by the clubs COVID-19 safety procedures and guidelines and should be fully vaccinated.