Australian Super Randonnées

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The Super Randonnée is a special class of permanent introduced by Audax Club Parisien.
It is a 600km ride with at least 10,000m of climbing, to be completed either:

  • as a Randonneur within 60 hours, or
  • as a Tourists with a minimum average of 75 km per day.

Super Randonnées are permanent rides, hence can be ridden anytime (season permitting).

Australian Super Randonnées

Three Super Randonnée rides exist in Australia.

Victoria High Plains

The first Super Randonnée in the southern hemisphere! This ride is extremely challenging not just because it is a Super Randonnée, but also because it contains approximately 200km of unsealed roads and passes through some remote territory. You should be confident of your ability before undertaking this ride.

Snowies

The Snowies is a 603km loop that starts and ends in Cooma, NSW. The ride crosses the Monaro plains through Dalgety to the gateway to the ski resorts at Jindabyne. Here the climbing really starts with Guthega, Charlotte Pass, then Thredbo Alpine Village, crossing the range at Dead Horse Gap entering into Victoria via Corryong, then Walwa. Riders then cross the Murray River back into NSW at Jingellic. Climbing resumes, up to Tumbarumba, and takes the winding mountain road up to Cabramurra, the highest town in Australia. The route back to Cooma is via Adaminaby on the shores of Lake Eucembene.

Warburton Super Randonnée

The Warburton Super Randonnée comprises a series of out-and-backs and loops covering a number of the more popular and iconic Victorian climbs in and close to the Dandenong Ranges, Warburton and Healesville region. The ride includes Baw Baw, Lake Mountain, Donna Buang, Chum Creek, Kinglake, and The Dandenongs.