Climbs

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The backbone of The Climbing Cyclist is a collection of comprehensive climb guides that document the many great cycling climbs in the Australian state of Victoria. You can get access to these climb guides by:

  • Clicking on the pins in the map above then following the link through to the climb guide
  • Scrolling down (or clicking here) to see a full list of the climb guides on the site which you can sort in a number of ways.

In addition to these comprehensive climb guides, The Climbing Cyclist also features maps that show basic information about the multitude of significant climbs around the country. These maps have been painstakingly put together by David Blom and show sealed climbs with an elevation gain of more than 80 metres.

While these maps don’t provide the same amount of detail as the comprehensive climb guides, they do feature many climbs that don’t have a comprehensive climb guide.

We currently have maps for the following states and territories:

  • Victoria (800+ climbs)
  • ACT (35+ climbs)
  • Northern Territory (7 climbs)
  • Climbs list

    The following is a list of the 35 climb guides featured on The Climbing Cyclist, with the climbs arranged in order of descending length. Use the dropdown below to sort the climbs as you see fit. If you would prefer to see this list in a condensed table, click here.

    For information about how the climbs on the site are categorised, click here.
    For more information about percentage gradients and what they mean, click here.


    Dinner Plain

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 42.4km
    Average gradient: 2.2%
    Elevation gain: 943m
    Category: 1
     
    Click here to read the climb guide.

    Mt. Hotham

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 30.8km
    Average gradient: 4.2%
    Elevation gain: 1279m
    Category: HC
     
    Click here to read the climb guide.

    Falls Creek (Mt. Beauty side)

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 29.8km
    Average gradient: 3.9%
    Elevation gain: 1164m
    Category: 1
     
    Click here to read the climb guide.

    Falls Creek (Omeo side)

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 23.4km
    Average gradient: 4.2%
    Elevation gain: 980m
    Category: HC
     
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    Lake Mountain

    Location: Yarra Ranges
    Length: 21.3km
    Average gradient: 4.3%
    Elevation gain: 908m
    Category: 1
     
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    Mt. Buffalo

    Location: Mt. Buffalo National Park
    Length: 20.9km
    Average gradient: 4.8%
    Elevation gain: 1013m
    Category: 1
     
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    Mt. Buller

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 16.8km
    Average gradient: 5.9%
    Elevation gain: 985m
    Category: 1
     
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    Mt. Donna Buang

    Location: Yarra Ranges
    Length: 16.8km
    Average gradient: 6.4%
    Elevation gain: 1069m
    Category: 1
     
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    Boroka Lookout

    Location: Grampians National Park
    Length: 15.1km
    Average gradient: 4.0%
    Elevation gain: 600m
    Category: 2
     
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    Tawonga Gap (Bright side)

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 13.8km
    Average gradient: 3.9%
    Elevation gain: 537m
    Category: 3
     
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    Mt. Baw Baw

    Location: Baw Baw National Park
    Length: 12.5km
    Average gradient: 7.7%
    Elevation gain: 962m
    Category: HC
     
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    Reeds Lookout

    Location: Grampians National Park
    Length: 12.3km
    Average gradient: 3.7%
    Elevation gain: 450m
    Category: 3
     
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    Mt. William

    Location: Grampians National Park
    Length: 11.5km
    Average gradient: 7.1%
    Elevation gain: 811m
    Category: 1
     
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    Mt. Macedon (Woodend side)

    Location: Macedon Regional Park
    Length: 11.0km
    Average gradient: 3.9%
    Elevation gain: 424m
    Category: 3
     
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    Myrtleford-Stanley Road

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 10.7km
    Average gradient: 4.7%
    Elevation gain: 501m
    Category: 2
     
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    Skenes Creek Road

    Location: Great Ocean Road
    Length: 9.2km
    Average gradient: 5.1%
    Elevation gain: 489m
    Category: 3
     
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    Mt. Macedon (Gisborne side)

    Location: Macedon Regional Park
    Length: 9.1km
    Average gradient: 5.4%
    Elevation gain: 491m
    Category: 3
     
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    Chum Creek Road

    Location: Yarra Ranges
    Length: 8.4km
    Average gradient: 3.5%
    Elevation gain: 295m
    Category: 3
     
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    Tawonga Gap (Mt. Beauty side)

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 7.6km
    Average gradient: 6.3%
    Elevation gain: 479m
    Category: 3
     
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    Kinglake

    Location: Kinglake National Park
    Length: 7.2km
    Average gradient: 4.8%
    Elevation gain: 349m
    Category: 3
     
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    Humevale Road

    Location: Kinglake National Park
    Length: 7.2km
    Average gradient: 3.5%
    Elevation gain: 252m
    Category: 3
     
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    The 1-in-20

    Location: Dandenong Ranges
    Length: 6.8km
    Average gradient: 4.0%
    Elevation gain: 274m
    Category: 3
     
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    Mt. Buninyong

    Location: Ballarat and surrounds
    Length: 5.9km
    Average gradient: 5.2%
    Elevation gain: 308m
    Category: 3
     
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    The Devil’s Elbows

    Location: Dandenong Ranges
    Length: 5.5km
    Average gradient: 6.9%
    Elevation gain: 377m
    Category: 3
     
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    The Wall

    Location: Dandenong Ranges
    Length: 5.2km
    Average gradient: 5.7%
    Elevation gain: 294m
    Category: 3
     
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    Panton Gap (Healesville side)

    Location: Yarra Ranges
    Length: 5.2km
    Average gradient: 7.2%
    Elevation gain: 374m
    Category: 3
     
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    Wild Dog Creek Road/Busty Road

    Location: Great Ocean Road
    Length: 5.2km
    Average gradient: 5.9%
    Elevation gain: 309m
    Category: 3
     
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    The Crescent

    Location: Dandenong Ranges
    Length: 3.5km
    Average gradient: 4.3%
    Elevation gain: 152m
    Category: 4
     
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    Terrys Avenue

    Location: Dandenong Ranges
    Length: 3.2km
    Average gradient: 6.9%
    Elevation gain: 225m
    Category: 2
     
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    Buckland Gap

    Location: Victorian Alps
    Length: 3.2km
    Average gradient: 7.5%
    Elevation gain: 241m
    Category: 3
     
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    Arthurs Seat

    Location: Mornington Peninsula
    Length: 3.0km
    Average gradient: 8.1%
    Elevation gain: 208m
    Category: 2
     
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    Inverness Road

    Location: Dandenong Ranges
    Length: 2.8km
    Average gradient: 8.5%
    Elevation gain: 234m
    Category: 3
     
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    Skyline Road

    Location: Yarra Valley
    Length: 2.5km
    Average gradient: 5.8%
    Elevation gain: 144m
    Category: 4
     
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    Perrins Creek Road

    Location: Dandenong Ranges
    Length: 2.5km
    Average gradient: 6.8%
    Elevation gain: 169m
    Category: 4
     
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    One Tree Hill (Ararat)

    Location: Ararat and surrounds
    Length: 1.9km
    Average gradient: 9.9%
    Elevation gain: 188m
    Category: 4
     
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    If you would prefer to see this list in a condensed table, click here.