The route starts in Melbourne; following the Yarra River North-East before climbing up into the mountains on dirt roads, 4WD tracks and even a little singletrack, finishing at the Murray River in Wodonga. This is not an organised event, there is no support, no feed stations, no sag wagon. You must carry everything you will need to complete the route in a self-sufficient manner.
Ride the route however fast or slow you wish. Different strokes for different folks and all that. Some will race it without sleep, some will tour it over a week, but we all roll out from the Grand Depart; together. There is no right or wrong way to bikepack; the beauty is it’s whatever you want it to be. We all enjoy it in different ways, but we are getting out there and that’s what counts! It will be a hard, but fun and rewarding adventure regardless of how you slice it.
Visit the Victoria Divide 550 Facebook group for route updates, as it is changing for 2020!
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