The land of Kangaroos, Kookaburras, Funnel-web spiders and the Red-bellied black snake.. Australia has a landmass of 7692 million km², with approximately 70% of the mainland classified as semi-arid, arid or desert. This does make it one of the least inhabited continents on Earth.
Now for the remaining 30%, there are some great places to ride!
Australia is also the home of the season opener of UCI World Tour calendar, the Tour Down Under where the major pro teams flock in mid-late January for some Adelaide heat and fierce racing, Many then head to the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the Sun Tour to prepare for the race season ahead.
"I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror,
The wide brown land for me!."
Dorothea Mackellar 1885 -1968
(Australian poet and fiction writer)
"The 7 Peaks Challenge was an important item on my bucketlist.
Its a tough, yet beautiful journey over some of Australia's most beautiful mountains.
I would never have done it without you support"
MAGLIA NERA TOURS PTY LTD
PO Box 207,
Freshwater NSW 2096
ABN: 73 623 773 884