The Prologue – 56km (Sunday 5 December 2021): this loop of Berridale is ideal for riders who want to enjoy a casual ride in the beautiful surroundings of Berridale or to recover from one of the longer rides taking place on Saturday 4 December.
The Ride – 109km (Saturday 4 December 2021): this route replicates the famous Ride of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France. Starting from Jindabyne, you will head towards Rocky Plain before riding South to Berridale. The route will take you to Dalgety, which is the last township before facing the infamous Col de Beloka! The likes of Amanda Spratt, Chris Froome and Esteban Chaves have tested their legs on this climb, and none of them own the King/Queen of the Mountain title! From Beloka, it will be an easier ride back to Jindabyne.
The Race – 175km (Sunday 5 December 2021): The Race course of L’Étape Australia by Tour de France is back! This route is identical to the 109km route, but before crossing the finish line, you will have to climb all the way up to Perisher and then enjoy the fast descent back to Jindabyne. This route is a bucket-list event!
The Ultra – 271km (Saturday 4 December 2021): if you want to challenge your limits, this ride is what you are looking for! After completing the same loop as the 109km route, you will ride on Alpine Way towards Thredbo, which you will leave on your right to keep climbing to the turn-around point called “Siberia”. It will be a fast and enjoyable descent back along Alpine Way before you face the last and main ascent of the day: Charlotte Pass. Located 7.6km after Perisher, Charlotte Pass is the highest paved road in Australia (1,937m above sea level). The long descent back to Jindabyne (and the fresh beer with your mates) will be the reward for all your efforts.