In mid August I intent to ride my bike from Melbourne to Coolangatta meet with the family, they are flying up, I am riding. :grin: I have never done a trip this long before and I am a little apprehensive. Does anyone have a route they take? Bearing in mind that it’s just coming out of winter. I wanted to go via the Alpine Way but thought Mt Hotham would be snowed in. I am giving myself three days to get up, I don't want to travel a boring Hwy all day. Any help would be appreciated as I am a touring newbie. The only tour I did was Tazzie but I was with 20 other riders.