Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa has partnered with one of the world’s most popular cycle tour companies, Pinarello Travel, to offer exclusive cycling tours around the Australian Snowy Mountains.
The Italian travel agency, which offers cycling tours from the French Pyrenees to the Italian Dolomites has recognised the Snowy Mountain region as one of Australia’s best places for road and mountain bike riding.
Pinarello Travel Tour Director Yvette Fuser said that after much research and assistance from the Jindabyne Cycling Club, they have decided to make Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa their Australian base.
““The area has everything cyclist needs – great quality roads, minimal traffic, breathtaking scenery, stable weather, excellent services and welcoming locals.
“This is the beginning of an exciting and amazing partnership which will open up this area and its importance to Australian cycling fans,” says Ms Fuser.
The first tour will take place from February 4th with four days of cycling from Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa to Charlotte Pass – the highest sealed road in Australia.
Guests can also experience magical rides hugging the shoreline of the expansive Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene, all part of the Snowy River Scheme, which employed hundreds of Italian immigrants during its construction.
And amongst the beautiful scenery, there will be cycling challenges like the wicked Tom Groggin – a genuine Hors category climb and one of the toughest climbs in Australia.
The partnership, which will appeal to Australian and international cycling enthusiasts is music to the ears of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa’s Activities & Guest Experiences Manager, Craig Trevallion.
“This resort is a natural playground nestled in the Thredbo Valley surrounded by the spectacular Snowy Mountains. When going to work, I feel like I’m in a place every cyclist would love to be. All ages are catered for with the resort offering a range of activities in addition to cycling like canoeing, Segway tours, hikes, archery, golf, tennis, Day Spa treatments, amazing dining experiences and much more“.