My favourite place to visit in Victoria is the Grampians National Park. It has unique and interesting vegetation growing in its sandy soils. It also has a landscape unique to other places I’ve visited, and its walking tracks are well-defined. The tracks lead past different plant communities to spectacular viewpoints and I’ve always enjoyed my visits there.
Because Victoria has many paved, one-lane roads ideal for cycling, a ‘Grampians’ trip seemed like a logical choice for a short, round-trip tour from where I live. I purchased the RACV Regional Map series for “Goulburn Murray Waters” and “Goldfields” and was able to plot a number of potential routes that would utilise these lightly travelled backroads. Another bonus is that the area from Albury to around Inglewood is mostly flat – my fat arse and out-of-shape self needs an easy warm-up ride!