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.

The first tour will take place from 4 February 2016, with four days of cycling from Lake Crackenback Resort to the challenging Charlotte Pass. Expect cycling challenges like the Hors category climb, one of the toughest climbs in Australia. You’re going to have to be reasonably fit.

 “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,” said Craig Trevallion from the Lake Crackenback Resort.