Just prior to Christmas last year, Stephen White headed up to Victoria’s High Country to capture one of the MOST requested routes on FulGaz, the back of Falls Creek.

Featuring in one Australia’s toughest gran fondos, Peaks Challenge Falls Creek, the back of Falls is a gruelling 35km climb with 1300m+ of climbing and we are super excited to have it available on FulGaz.

Stephen captured a stunning series from the region and this collection will help anyone preparing for Peaks Challenge, Alpine Classic or if you’re looking to test the legs in Victoria’s High Country.

We’d suggest riding the below routes ahead of the in real life events to help you prepare for Peaks.

Anglers Rest To Falls Creek – back of Falls
Mt Beauty To Anglers Rest
Bright To Mt Beauty To Bright
Mount Hotham 2019
Falls Creek To Mt Beauty (descent)
Tawonga Return To Bright (descent)

You can find all these rides under NEW in the FulGaz App.

Anglers Rest To Falls Creek (back of Falls)

This ride begins in a sleepy hollow known as Anglers Rest and forms the last part of the 3 Peaks ride (Peaks Challenge Falls Creek). It starts with a short undulating 11km, before you turn at “WTF Corner” and up to the ski village of Falls Creek. At this point it heads uphill quickly with the first few minutes at 14%, before dropping back to an average of 10% for the first 8km. Once you pass the 12.9km mark (Trapyard Gap) the ride becomes considerably easier, but still has pinches at 10%, but there are small down hill sections and false flats.

46.76KM
  DISTANCE
2:31:09
DURATION
1344M
ELEVATION

ToB Stage Two Rosewhite Loop

This ride begins in the center of Bright and takes the rider around the Tour of Bright Stage 2 covering 2 climbs Rosewhite and Tawonga Gap. It includes a bunch ride (10 riders) at a comfortable pace rolling turns with efforts up the two climbs.

  88.45KM
  DISTANCE
3:12:23
DURATION
1243M
ELEVATION

Mt Beauty To Anglers Rest

Starting in Mt Beauty this ride takes you up the front of Falls Creek one of the longest in Victoria and also picturesque. There are a number of downhill section and opportunity to rest, however it is a long climb and this rides continues past Falls Creek to the very top and descends the back of Falls over to Anglers Rest.

  76.72KM
  DISTANCE
3:19:11
DURATION
1809M
ELEVATION

Buffalo Chalet Return To Bright

Having ridden to the top of Buffalo this is a nice spin down to the bottom with a scenic return to the center of Bright for a coffee.

32.23KM
 DISTANCE
57:24
DURATION
144M
ELEVATION

Falls Creek To Mt Beauty

The ride begins Fall Creek village at the point where 3 Peaks ride begins and is a descent to the bottom ending in the town of Mt Beauty. This is opening of the 3 Peaks ride (Peaks Challenge Falls Creek – Falls Creek to Mt Beauty, Tawonga Gap, Harrietville, Mt Hotham, Dinner Plain, Omeo, Anglers Rest, Back of Falls ending in Falls Creek 235km with 4000M of climbing)

 30.13KM
 DISTANCE
50:39
DURATION
134M
ELEVATION

Bufallo Ticket Box To Chalet

This ride takes you up Mt Buffalo to the Chalet and is the course used for Stage 3 of the Tour of Bright. It includes segments and the ride starts with a small bunch of riders.

 20.59KM
 DISTANCE
1:14:55
DURATION
1027M
ELEVATION

Bright To ToB TT End

Departing from Bright its a short warm up out to the starting point of the Tour of Bright Stage 1 individual time trial (ITT). There is a segment included for the ITT and the ride ends at the end of the ITT course.

 27.12KM
 DISTANCE
58:10
DURATION
204M
ELEVATION

Tawonga Return To Bright

This is predominately down hill ride, that takes you from the top of Tawonga Gap and back to the town of Bright. This descent back to the Great Alpine road also is part of the 3 Peaks ride (Peaks Challenge Falls Creek – Falls Creek to Mt Beauty, Tawonga Gap, Harrietville, Mt Hotham, Dinner Plain, Omeo, Anglers Rest, Back of Falls ending in Falls Creek 235km with 4000M of climbing)

 18.27KM
 DISTANCE
27:25
DURATION
10M
ELEVATION

Bright To Mt Beauty To Bright

This rides leaves from Bright, heads over Tawonga Gap, down into Mt Beauty and then returns via Tawonga Gap. (Includes ascent and descent of both sides of Tawonga Gap. The ride ends at the Bright Brewery.

59.99KM
 DISTANCE
2:34:37
DURATION
1138M
ELEVATION

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