The Tour of Five Halls

  • Distance: 79 km loop.
  • Description: An interesting ride through history. Five communities along the route built civic halls as an expression of aspiration for their localities. All five buildings are now much reduced in status and usage.
  • Amenities: Rochester, Tongala, Nanneella.
  • Accommodation: Rochester, Tongala. Perhaps farmstays.
  • Ride surfaces: 50 : 50 gravel and sealed roads.
  • Terrain: Flat.
  • Suggested Ride: Start at Rochester, and ride clockwise. The northern leg is longer so that way you get more kms done before lunch at Tongala. While returning to Rochester you can stop at the Donkey Shelter and the general store at Nanneella.
  • Highlights: Five community halls (Rochester, Strathallan, Koyuga, Tongala, Nanneella). Tongala Donkey Shelter – visitors welcome but need to be arranged in advance. Painted silos in Rochester and various murals in Tongala.
  • Link to gpx file: Download gpx file from this link – The Tour of Five Halls
  • Connects with: Everyone Loves Donkeys, Grains Mainly on the Plains, All The Gravels Run. See – GABCY Network.
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