Now, are you ready for some ups and downs? Just think of the views (and not the sag wagon!)
This day is 100km and has the same climbing as the Great Brisbane Bike Ride. So sleep well, eat well, drink well (water!) and let’s encourage each other in this mighty day up to Stanthorpe.
Stanthorpe is a great place to indulge in good food and some glasses of fabulous Queensland wine. Founded by tin miners in the 1870s, the town has swapped its mining heritage for stone fruit and apple orchards, vineyards and boutique food artisans. Stroll through its historic main street and sample the bounty of the Granite Belt Region over our two days. Take a vineyard tour or head for a hike in the wonderful Girraween National Park.
Riding out of Texas, the landscape enters the first of many changes you’ll experience along the route. The river flats give way to rolling hills offering superb sweeping vistas of the surrounding tree-studded mountains which dominate the landscape of the renowned Granite Belt Region. Day four should be quite enough for everyone at 100km. But for the iron-people and the adventurous, the long option of another 50km promises to be the toughest long-route option in CQ history with a diversion out to Glenlyon Dam.
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Texas to Stanthorpe | 100 km
|Rest Day Eve Party||7.00-10.30pm|
We hope you are in the mood for some Amore as it is Italian night in Stanthorpe. Enjoy an authentic Italian dinner complete with homemade cannoli. We will be hosting a number of local wineries and cheese producers from the Granite Belt Region. So buy a glass or bottle of local wine and try some of the famous Granite belt cheeses.
Continue the party with Granite belt locals Jasper Black playing some all-time canzone favourites and popular party classics.