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Alfisti Spring Tour 2024 Alfisti Autumn Tour 2025

14-23 October

Alfisti Spring Tour 2024

Forays in The Hunter

After a break of about five years, its time to return to The Hunter.
The Tour is in the early stages of planning, so few details are available just yet.
The Tour is planned to commence near Shepparton and head to Rutherglen. It will then follow a few back roads to the Hunter via Cowra, Bathurst and Mudgee and return via the Blue Mountains.

image of iconic Hunter Valley property
 
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9-11 April






image of Alfisti Autumn Tour trophy
 

Alfisti Autumn Tour 2025

A Grampians Gallivant

The 2025 Grampians Gallivant is in the early stages of planning so details are limited.
However, the Tour will begin at the conclusion of ALFESTA25, the AROCA National Meeting being held in the Adelaide Hills, and any subsequent Post Alfesta events.
The Tour will head to the Grampians Ranges in Western Victoria and spend about three days exploring the Grampians region and locations to the north and south.
The Tour may then continue by following the Victorian Silo Art Trail to Albury and possibly beyond - depending on demand.

image of an iconic Alfa in the Grampians
 
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Past Tours


 
Monday 1 to
Friday 5
April 2024

Alfisti Autumn Tour 2024

aka Post Alfesta Tour 2024

Monday 1st April to Friday 5th April


 

The Alfisti Autumn Tour (aka the Post Alfesta Tour) was jointly organised by the Alpine Alfisti Association of Australia and AROCA Victoria.
50 Alfisti from ACT, QLD, VIC & WA participated in a Tour that ran from Lakes Entrance in Gippsland, travelling over the Victorian Alps and then through the Snowy Mountains to Canberra.

2024 Autumn Tour Reports

  • The 2024 Alfisti Autumn Tour report can be downloaded here!
  • Leon's "4000 km in a Giulia" report can be downloaded here!
  • The 2024 Auto Italia report can be downloaded here!

  •   Alfisti Tour through the Snowys

                            Alfisti cruising the Snowy Mountains Highway

    Alfisti Autumn Tour 2024 Itinerary:

    • Monday 1st: Lakes Entrance to Bright, via Omeo & Mt Hotham
    • Tuesday 2nd: Bright to Albury, via Beechworth & Corowa
    • Wednesday 3rd: Albury to Tumut, via Tintaldra & Tumbarumba
    • Thursday 4th: Tumut to Jindabyne, via Adaminaby
    • Friday 5th: Jindabyne to Canberra, via Charlotte Pass, Dalgety & Cooma

     
    Friday 27 to
    Sunday 29
    October

    Alfisti Spring Tour 2023

    Grampians Gallivant

    The 2023 Grampians Gallivant (aka Alfisti Spring Tour) was a four-day weekend based in Halls Gap, with Touring to the north and south of the Grampians Ranges

    Alfa GT @ Mt William

                            Overlooking Halls Gap & Lake Bellfield   Pic: L Cottle

    Tour Itinerary:

    • Thursday 26th October: Pre-Tour Dinner in Ballarat
    • Friday 27th October: Ballarat to Halls Gap, via Ararat
    • Saturday 28th October: Tour through the Northern Grampians
    • Sunday 29th October: Tour through the Southern Grampians
    • Monday 30th October: Return to Ballarat via Great Western & Beaufort
    Alfa GT @ Mt William

                            Touring the Mt William & Serra Ranges   Pic: L Cottle

    Download the Alfisti Spring Tour 2023 Report [here]


     
     
     
    March 27
    - April 1

    Alfisti Autumn Tour 2023

    Cuore Sportivo & Forays in the Snowys


    An Alfisti Tour from Melbourne to Canberra
    via the High Country & Snowy Mountains

    Download the Tour Flyer [here]


    The itinerary:

    Day 1 (Monday 27) : Lilydale to Wangaratta
    Lilydale via Black Spur to Alexandra (morning tea)
    Bonnie Doon & Tolmie to Whitfield (lunch)
    Follow the King Valley, through Myrrhee and to the Winton Wetlands (afternoon tea)
    Continue through the Warby Ranges to Wangaratta (dinner & overnight)

    Day 2 (Tuesday 28) : Wangaratta to Omeo
    From Wangaratta, via Eldorado, Beechworth and Myrtleford to Bright (lunch)
    then via Mt Hotham to Omeo (dinner & overnight)

    Day 3 (Wednesday 29) : Omeo to Albury
    From Omeo, follow the Omeo Hwy to Mitta Mitta (lunch)
    Continue via Tallangatta, Lake Hume to Albury (dinner & overnight)

    Day 4 (Thursday 30) : Albury to Tumut
    From Albury, follow Murray River Rd, via Jingellic to Tumbarumba (lunch)
    Then via Batlow, with an optional visit to the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, then to Tumut (dinner & overnight)

    Day 5 (Friday 31) : Tumut to Canberra
    From Tumut, follow the Snowy Mountains Highway via Adaminaby and Kiandra to Cooma (lunch)
    Following lunch is a visit to the newly opened Cooma Car Club Museum.
    Then we'll follow the Monaro Highway to Canberra (dinner? & overnight)

    Day 6 (Saturday 1st) : Giro de quattro picchi
    Optional sight seeing tour of Canberra's scenic peaks, followed by lunch at the National Arboretum. Or take a day off to do whatever ...


     
    October 14
    - October 26

    Alfisti Spring Tour 2022 (AST22)

    Il Grande Giro

    Friday 14th to Wednesday 26th October: a Tour in three stages

    Download the Tour Director's Report of the 2022 Spring Tour [here]

    Grampians Gallivant

    Friday 14th to Sunday 16th
    Three days based in Halls Gap with daily tours through and around the Gariwerd (Grampians Ranges) region. The stage included visits to Campe's Motor Museum in Hamilton, the Stick Shed in Murtoa and several Silo Art locations.

    Alfas @ Lake Bellfield

                            Alfas at Lake Bellfield Pic: D Roberts


    The Bend & The Hills

    Monday 17th to Thursday 20th
    Tour from Halls Gap to Glenelg (Adelaide) with a visit to The Bend Motorsports Park and then through the Adelaide Hills, including a visit to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood and a day exploring Adelaide.

    Alfisti at Myponga Dam

                            Alfisti at Myponga Dam Pic: L Cottle


    The Coastal Cruise

    Friday 21st to Wednesday 26th
    A tour around the Fleurieu Peninsula (visiting Cape Jervis & Victor Harbor) then via the Coorong and along the Great Ocean Road, returning to Ballarat.

                            Alfas on Tour Pic: S Tartaglia


     
     
    March 29
    - April 2

    Alfisti Autumn Tour 2022 (AAT22)

    Cuore Sportivo

    Day 1 (29/3): Lilydale, Yea, Mansfield, Mt Buller, Merrijig
    Day 2 (30/3): Mansfield, King Valley, Milawa, Bright, Yackandandah, Albury

    Forays in the Divide

    Day 3 (31/3): Jingellic, Tumbarumba, Batlow, Tumut
    Day 4 (1/4): Gundagai, Cootamundra, Jugiong, Yass, Cavan, Canberra
    Day 5 (2/4): Drive'n'Dine: Burble through the Brindabellas

    Alfisti at Cotter Reserve
     
    October 2021

    Alfisti Spring Tour 2021

    Grampians Gallivant & Forays in Western Victoria


    Friday 15th to Wednesday 20th October

    Ballarat, The Grampians, Western Victoria and South Coast

    Group of people

                            Alfisti at Kaniva Silos Pics: L Cottle & close-up by K Marmara-Stewart

    Tour Itinerary


     
    April 2021

    Forays in the Snowys

    Alfisti Autumn Tour #2


    Monday 12th to Thursday 15th April

    Route: Canberra, Jindabyne, Tumut & Rutherglen
    Visits to: Dalgety, Adaminaby, Yarrangobilly Caves, Tumbarumba, Mt Alfred & Albury

    Alfas @ Yarrangobilly

    Alfas @ Yarrangobilly (Photo: P Atkinson)

    Tour Itinerary

    A Boxster driver's Tour Report
    An Alfista's Tour Report
     
    March 2021

    Cuore Sportivo Tour 2021

    Alfisti Autumn Tour #1


    Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th March

    Route: Lilydale, Beechworth, Wodonga, Falls Creek & Wangaratta
    Visits to: Mansfield, King Valley, Mt Buffalo, Tawonga Gap, Tallangatta, Dartmouth Dam, Mitta Mitta, Bogong High Plains, Omeo, Mt Hotham and Bright

    Alfas @ Dartmouth Dam

    Alfas @ Dartmouth Dam (Photo: K Marmara-Stewart)

    Tour Itinerary
    Tour Report
     
    Spirit
    of the
    Tour
    Martin (Surf Coast) - Red 939 V6 Q4 Spider
    November 2020

    Alfisti Spring Tour 2020

    Grampians Gallivant & Forays in South Australia


    Wednesday 4th to Wednesday 11th November

    Ballarat to Adelaide and return


    This Tour did not run due to the CoViD-19 pandemic
     
    March 2020

    Alfisti Autumn Tour 2020

    Cuore Sportivo & Forays in the Snowys


    Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th March

    High Country & The Snowys


    This Tour did not run due to the CoViD-19 pandemic
     
    October 2019

    '2019 Grampians Gallivant'

    Alpine Alfisti Spring Tour '19


    Friday 18th to Monday 21st October

    Grampians Ranges & Western Victoria


    Alfas @ Lake Bellfield

    Alfas @ Lake Bellfield (Photo: L Cottle)

    The Tour Report
     
    Spring Tour Trophy Grant (Melbourne) - Giulia Q4
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    April 2019

    'Forays in Gippsland'

    Alpine Alfisti Autumn Tour '19


    Monday 22nd April to Friday 26th April

    Victoria's East Gippsland, the High Plains & the Riverina


    Alfas @ Tongio

    Alpine Alfas in Tongio (Photo: L Cottle)

    The Tour Report
     
    Spirit
    of the
    Tour
    Peter & Dolly (Ballarat) - Cosmo Blue 156 V6
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    October 2018

    'Forays in the Central West'

    Alpine Alfisti Spring Tour '18


    Thursday 18th October to Tuesday 23rd October

    NSW Central West: Bathurst, Mudgee & The Hunter


    Alfas @ Mudgee

    Alpine Alfas @ Mudgee (Photo: L Cottle)

    The Tour Report
     
    Spring Tour Trophy Barb & Clyde (Melbourne) - Grigio Chiaro 159 JTD Ti
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    April 2018

    'Forays in the High Country II'

    Alpine Alfisti Autumn Tour '18


    Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May

    Victoria's North East & High Country


    Alfas @ Dartmouth

    Alpine Alfas @ Dartmouth (Photo: L Cottle)

    The Tour Report
     
    Spirit
    of the
    Tour
    Andrew & Andrea (Canberra) - Red 33 P4
    Turismotag: "Alfastotle" | Theme: Philosophers
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    September 2017

    'Forays in New England'

    Alpine Alfisti Spring Tour '17


    Friday 15th September to Tuesday 19th September

    NSW North Coast, New England & Hunter Valley

    The Tour Report
     
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    March 2017

    'Forays in the High Country'

    Alpine Alfisti Autumn Tour '17


    Friday 3rd March to Tuesday 7th March

    Touring Victoria's 'Man from Snowy River' country

    Alfas at Tawonga Gap

    Alfas at Tawonga Gap (Photo: L Cottle)

    The Tour Report
     
    Spirit
    of the
    Tour
    John & Robbie (Melbourne) - Red Giulietta QV
    Turismotag: Hot QV | Theme: James Bond
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    April 2016

    'The Bogong Adventure'

    Alpine Alfisti Autumn Tour '16


    Friday 22 April to Monday 25 April

    The inaugural Alpine Alfisti Tour
    touring Victoria's Mitta Mitta, Bogong High Plains & Ovens Valley


    Alfisti at Wallace Hut

    Alfisti at Wallace Hut Photo: (L Cottle)

    The Tour Report
     
    Spirit
    of the
    Tour
    Phil & Trish (Sydney) - White V6 GT
    Turismotag: Pussy Galore | Theme: James Bond
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    Alpine Chapter Tours: 2010-2015

    October 2015

    Le Tour de North East - Spring '15


    Friday: Wangaratta (dinner @ Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina)
    Saturday: Oxley (Sam Miranda’s), Wodonga (BBQ lunch), Eskdale, Mitta Mitta, Anglers Rest, Omeo (dinner @ New Age Hotel)
    Sunday: Omeo, Dinner Plain, Mt Hotham, Bright, Porepunkah (Feathertop Winery), Myrtleford, Oxley (lunch @ Sam Miranda’s), Beechworth (dinner @ Bridge Road Brewery)
     
    Spirit
    of the
    Tour
    Vince (Melbourne) - Silver Sorento!
    Turismotag: Hollywood
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    November 2014

    Le Tour de North East - Spring '14


    Saturday: Wodonga, Mitta Mitta, Anglers Rest (lunch @ The Blue Duck), Omeo (dinner @ Golden Age Hotel)
    Sunday: Omeo, Mt Hotham, Bright, Oxley (lunch @ Sam Miranda’s)
     
    Spirit
    of the
    Tour
    Martin (Canberra) - Black 159 Q4
    Turismotag: Jet
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    November 2013

    Le Tour de North East - Spring '13


    Saturday: Myrtleford, Bright, Harrietville (tea @ The Lavender Hue), Omeo, Angler’s Rest (lunch @ Blue Duck Inn), Bogong High Plains, Falls Creek (dinner @ QT)
    Sunday: Falls Creek, Mt Beauty, Happy Valley, Oxley (lunch @ Sam Miranda’s), Milawa, Beechworth (dinner @ Bridge Road Brewery)
    Inaugural Peter Doig - Spirit of the Tour Trophy
     
    Spirit
    of the
    Tour
    Paul (Eldorado) - Red 75 TS & Byron (Canberra) - Silver 159 JTD Ti
    Turismotag: Snowman
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    November 2012

    Le Tour de North East - Spring '12


    Saturday: Beechworth (Lake Sambell), Myrtleford, Bright (lunch @ Blackbird Cafe), Omeo, Anglers Rest (dinner @ Blue Duck Inn)
    Sunday: Anglers Rest, Bogong High Plains, Falls Creek, Mount Beauty, Myrtleford (lunch @ Alpine Gate Café), Beechworth (dinner @ Bridge Road Brewery)
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    September 2011

    Le Tour de North East - Spring '11


    Saturday: Beechworth, Wodonga, Eskdale (lunch), Dartmouth Dam, Beechworth
    Sunday: Wangaratta, Rutherglen, Wahgunyah (All Saints)
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    March 2011

    Le Tour de North East - Autumn '11


    Saturday: Eldorado, Falls Creek (lunch), Bogong High Plains (Wallace Hut), Eldorado (dinner @ The Burgundy Room)
    Sunday: Eldorado, Edi (Politini's), Lake William Hovell, Oxley (lunch @ Sam Miranda)
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    September 2010

    The inaugural "Le Tour de North East"


    Saturday: Eldorado, Myrtleford, Falls Creek (lunch), Tawonga Gap, Tawonga, Eldorado.
    Sunday: Wangaratta, Lake William Hovell, Oxley (lunch @ Sam Miranda)
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