After winter it is time for the thousands and thousands of motor cyclists to get ready for the mountains and the Monaro Plains and Snowy Mountains offer some of the most magnificent bike riding experiences in Australia.
Travelling west from Cooma, the Snowy Mountains Highway provides riders with a route to either the Hume Highway and the Riverina or an alternative ride to Victoria.
You pass through Adaminaby then onto Kiandra, where you can head to Mt Selwyn and Cabramurra, the highest township in Australia, and on to Khancoban. Alternatively, from Kiandra you can head to Tumut.
Travelling west from Cooma, the Kosciuszko Road takes riders to Jindabyne and then into Kosciuszko National Park. Take a ride to Charlotte Pass travelling through the Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes ski resorts. At the end of the road, view the Main Range of the Snowy Mountains including Mt Kosciuszko.
On returning to Jindabyne, take the Alpine Way to Thredbo. There is a spectacular road that takes you across the mountains into Victoria. It is a winding road with magnificent views of the New South Wales and Victorian Alps.