The 21st of March – Healesville to Omeo: wrap up

I reached Omeo on the 18th of March, having left Healesville on the 2nd of March 2015.Every day has been a crazy adventure, with a lot of ups and downs. Fortunately I was able to get some good rests in Licola, Dargo and now, my favourite place, Omeo. Such challenging terrain, at time completely unsuitable for mountain-biking (left alone bike touring), can make it difficult to fully appreciate the beauty of the Victorian Alps. Yet, I have so many memories in mind and I already want to come back one day and make peace with those big nasty hills.

I have completed the first (Healesville to Omeo) of the twelve segments of the BNT. The next one is also crossing the Victorian Alps and making my way to ACT (Canberra) and soon after NSW.

Mt Terrible

Me on Mt Terrible, the first big climb. Many other and worse climbs have followed. Those climbs are the reason why this trip has been so challenging.

Some statistics:

  • 529 kms since Healesville
  • 50kg: bike weight fully loaded with water, food, equipment and clothes
  • Ascent: 21,568m
  • Descent: 21,196m
  • 13 days riding and pushing the bike
  • 16 nights in the tent
  • 500kms to go to reach Canberra
Healesville to Omeo

The route so far.

bicentennial national trail map

bicentennial national trail map

All my notes,  photos and videos from Healesville to Omeo:

  1. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/the-night-before-the-departure/
  2. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/first-day-on-the-bnt-to-marysville/
  3. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/3rd-of-march-day-2-marysville-to-kepper-hut/
  4. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/wednesday-the-4th-of-march-keppels-hut-to-the-big-river/
  5. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/thursday-the-5th-of-march-rest-day-at-the-big-river/
  6. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/friday-the-6th-of-march-big-river-mt-terrible-knockwood/
  7. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/saturday-7th-of-march-knockwood-to-crows-hut/
  8. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/sunday-the-8th-of-march-crows-hut-to-licola/
  9. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/monday-the-9th-of-march-rest-day-in-licola/
  10. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/tuesday-the-10th-of-march-licola-to-macalister-river/
  11. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/wednesday-the-11th-of-march-macalister-river-to-butcher-country-spur/
  12. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/thursday-the-12th-of-march-butcher-country-spur-howitts-hut-humpffray-river/
  13. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/friday-the-13th-of-march-humpffray-river-to-talbotville/
  14. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/saturday-the-14th-of-march-talbotville-to-dargo/
  15. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/dargo-italian-flat-campsite-to-mt-birregun/
  16. https://vincentonwheels.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/wednesday-the-18th-of-march-mt-birregun-to-omeo/
view of Omeo

View of Omeo

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