Whether you make Drops + Hoods a family trip or an adventure with your mates, our itineraries have you covered!



Start your adventure with a road trip to the Snowy Mountains. Enjoy a restful stop in Goulburn, have a snack in Cooma before taking part in the first MTB event of Drops + Hoods. At night, relax and enjoy a tasteful meal at Zack’s grill restaurant in Thredbo.

On Friday, go for a walk around Lake Jindabyne and soak in the atmosphere before riding in the 34km gravel ride in Berridale. For a delicious taste of Japanese food, go to Takayama Restaurant Bar in Jindabyne.

On Saturday, have breakfast at Café Darya and head to Mt Kosciuszko for a hike around the highest peak in Australia. At night, treat yourself to a delicious meal at Candlelight Lodge with live music.


On Friday, drive to Jindabyne and participate in the ‘The Explorer’ (34km gravel ride) before you go out to enjoy a great Italian meal at Bacco Restaurant.

Saturday will be the most challenging day: tackle “The Expedition”, a 126km gravel ride that will take you through the beautiful Monaro. After lunch, head to the Thredbo River for a session of fly-fishing with your family and have lots of fun! For a delicious taste of Italian food, go to La Famiglia Restaurant in Jindabyne.

On Sunday, have an excellent coffee at Birchwood Café to get energy for ‘The Prologue’ in Berridale before you head back home.


Start your day by driving to Jindabyne and take part in the 34km gravel ride in Berridale. After your ride, stay in the area and enjoy the best Schnitzel or Parmigiana at the Dalgety Pub.

On Saturday, drive to Jindabyne to get ready for ‘The Ride’, the official legacy event of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France! You won’t finish too late, so you can go for a walk around Mt Kosciuszko Lookout to enjoy the beautiful scenery before having a fantastic dinner at Candlelight Lodge with live music.

Sunday will be the pinnacle of your weekend. You will ride the infamous “The Race”, which features the Col de Beloka and the Perisher Climb. Enjoy the ride, soak up the atmosphere and have a good night sleep before heading back home on Monday morning.