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:

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
 
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Mt. Hotham

Location: Victorian Alps
Length: 30.8km
Average gradient: 4.2%
Elevation gain: 1279m
Category: HC
 
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Falls Creek (Mt. Beauty side)

Location: Victorian Alps
Length: 29.8km
Average gradient: 3.9%
Elevation gain: 1164m
Category: 1
 
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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.