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(VIC) Melbourne to Nagambie - Interesting routes

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' started by shhh, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. I have to be in Nagambie tomorrow morning, and I'll be riding. The freeway's quick and easy, but bloody boring. Does anyone know a more enjoyable but not too indirect route?

    What I'm considering so far is roughly:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sou....02108&sspn=1.225695,2.469177&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=9 (default - freeway all the way)

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sou....02108&sspn=1.225695,2.469177&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=9 (Lancefield, Toobarac, Heathcote)

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sou....02108&sspn=1.225695,2.469177&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=9 (Whittlesea, Flowerdale)

    I'm reasonably familiar with the Whittlesea-Flowerdale roads, and they're nice, but this is the longest route, and I have to be in Nagambie by 8.30.

    Not sure about the Lancefield way, but at least it's not the freeway.

    Does anyone have any suggestions regarding these or any other route? Also, let me know if you want to join me, and don't mind an early start (must be in Naggers 8.30am at the latest).

  2. God if you have to be in Nagambie by that hour, stick with the freeway.
    Consider the wildlife factor going the other way.

    But then thats just me.
  3. 8.30AM in Nagambie? Is it a cult? Go the freeway.
  4. That's a damn shame because there are excellent roads on either side of the Hume, but it would be a waste doing them in the dark.

    But if you're intent;
    4k after Lancefield, turn right onto the Pyalong-Lancefield road and then dog-leg at Pyalong onto the Pyalong- Seymour Road. Better than the C344.

    or, 5km after Yea, take Old Ghin Ghin Road to the right and up to Highlands, where you turn left (Highlands Road) for Seymour. Great twisties but not always well maintained (watch for gravel).

    Why not try one of these in reverse on the way back?
  5. Man I'd be interested in this. The drive to the dropzone makes me want to kill myself.
  6. Like the ride up through lancefield myself done it many times but never as a commute
  7. Yeah, it was a shame - it wasn't too dark, but there'd been rain overnight and I rode through a few showers, so the roads were wet and the idea of nice twisties on unfamiliar roads lost its appeal.

    I ended up taking the coma-inducing freeway.

    Next time I'll find a better route. Hopefully not too early this time.

    I was up there for rowing, so yes, a cult of sorts.