7 Peaks Ride: Dinner Plain

7 Peaks Ride: Dinner Plain

Victoria’s 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which runs from October to April each year, taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts.

Details of the Dinner Plain:

- Distance 42.8km

- Rise 943m

- Grade Average 2%

- Grade Max 11%


Climb out of Omeo on the Great Alpine Road, taking note to grab a breather at the Kosciuszko Lookout 8 kilometres along the way. Shortly after the Lookout is something of a descent, followed by some undulating road to Cobungra Station, before you hit some serious climbing. Ride through the changing landscape of alpine ash, snowgum forest and heathland. Only 12 kilometres from Hotham, picturesque Dinner Plain village is a top spot to stay overnight.

Pack enough hydration and nutrition for this one since it's the longest of the Peaks climbs. There are plenty of flat and downhill sections as well as some sustained climbing. The final 15kms test your determination to see it through, but rumour has it there's one of the 'best of the mountain' lunches available when you get there. There are a couple of fast descents, including the one to Jim and Jack Creek.


Start from Omeo Bakery, 194 Great Alpine Rd, Omeo.

Finish at Dinner Plain Village Entrance, Great Alpine Rd, Dinner Plain


Water and Shelter: Dinner Plain Hut

Mobile coverage: Good in the village, variable during ride

Paper Passport Stamping Station: Dinner Plain Hut. Open 24 hours a day

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42.721 km / 26.546 mi

Total Distance

1,408 m / 4,619 ft

Total Ascent

463 m / 1,519 ft

Total Descent

1,584 m / 5,197 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: 1/2 day
Fitness Level: High
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Estimated Distance: 26.6
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