There are few journeys which offer the opportunity to travel under your own steam from the highest point of the country to the lowest, through vast alpine landscapes, quiet country roads and peaceful forests. Beginning from the swish alpine village of Thredbo or the highest road at Charlotte Pass, the journey starts with an ascent on foot to the top of Australia, Mount Kosciusko (2,228 metres), followed by a mostly downhill cycle to the shores of Lake Jindabyne. Continuing through an incredible diversity of scenery and passing through some of the prettiest towns in NSW, this is an epic cycle route. Your journey takes you through the Monaro region and the Snowy Mountains National Park. Admire historic properties and rolling hills while pedalling from the alpine zone and witness herds of kangaroo, a variety of birds, emus and wombats. Nearing the beautiful Sapphire Coast, cycle past dairy farms and meander pretty forest tracts. At night stay in rural retreats, a first class B&B, heritage properties and alpine and beachside accommodation where your hosts are friendly and willing to impart their vast knowledge of the region. Diving into the ocean at Tathra is a fitting conclusion to this ultimate cycle experience.