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Indigo Valley 2018 2017-06-19T15:49:32+00:00

Indigo Valley, Victoria’s High Country

Challenge your body, relax your mind and completely satisfy your tastebuds during this superb weekend ‘off the beaten track’ in the little known, but truly spectacular Indigo Valley.

We’ll tackle challenging climbs, descend awesome curves and take in the stunning Alpine vistas all in a day’s ride on Saturday, before enjoying undulating, quiet country roads on Sunday morning, and amazing regional food all weekend, Italian style.

13th May to 15th April 2018

AUD $795 per person twin share

2 days / 2 nights

Limit: 10 guests

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YOU WILL ENJOY

AN ADVENTURE ON THE BIKE

Riding off the beaten track– 110km ride on Saturday with 1500m evl through the quiet and stunning hills of Yackandandah and Stanley, followed by an 80km ride on Sunday with 500m of climbing, passing vineyards and olive groves along quiet, undulating country road.

Escorted daily rides – led by an experienced Ride Guide – this is a riding adventure for men and women with an experienced level of riding. While challenging, we ride as a group, climb at our own pace and always regroup at the top. So, if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll be right at home.

Comprehensive back up and support on all rides – rides are fully supported with a support vehicle, mechanic and your safety as our priority.

Lunch on the go – Gourmet picnic lunch on Saturday and home-made energy snacks along the rides.

A FOOD, WINE & HOSPITALITY JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER

Beautiful accommodation in a historic 1850’s mansion – King, queen or twin room retreat with your own ensuite in a magnificently restored historic 1850’s mansion. This Victorian residence features stately gardens and beautiful lounge areas with open fires, making it the ultimate place to get away from it all and relax after a great day’s riding.

Authentic Italian welcome dinner – on arrival, featuring our own home made pasta and other traditional homegrown antipasti.

Full breakfast each morning –  comprising of fresh fruit, muesli, yoghurt and other healthy morsels, together with eggs cooked all ways by our in-house cook.

A relaxed Abbruzzo-style dinner party – on Saturday evening, including aperitivi, antipasti and Italian slow cooked lamb as the main feature – sourced locally and cooked with traditional Italian methods, this lamb will be a taste sensation.

Fresh produce –  from local regional gardens, award winning olive oils and preserves from the region

Wines from Abbruzzo and regional styles – Styles such the Montalcino d’Abbruzzo, a beautiful red and fantastic accompaniment to our regional lamb will be on offer, together with some regional wines.

Aperitivo – The chance to relax, enjoy a drink post ride and the beautiful surrounds of the property

A closing Sunday lunch – to celebrate a weekend of awesome riding, quiet country roads, meeting new friends and enjoying simple pleasures.

About the food theme – A’QTO owners, Damian Hancock and Nancy De Losa love to cook and entertain so each weekend adventure involves a special food theme. This Indigo Valley adventure focuses around Abbruzzese cuisine and the Slow Cooked Lamb or Agnello, sourced locally in the Indigo Valley and cooked to perfection by Damian, using traditional methods. Accompanied by fresh garden produce, cheeses and breads from the region, along with wines from Abbruzzo, this will be a food experience to remember. You will be delighted by Damian and Nancy’s personal selection of fine produce, their passion for cooking and making wonderful food from scratch, and the sharing of their Italian dining style.

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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

“Many thanks for an excellent weekend. It was a pleasure to spend it with friendly like-minded people….. We also appreciated the effort put in providing quality food and drink.”
Michael
A really big thanks to you and Nancy for putting on the show. It was a fun weekend and a new adventure.
Liam

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