Riding Mt Baw Baw
The ride is short, but the challenge is huge. The only Hors Catégorie climb in Australia, this access road is the steepest road cycle climb in the Southern Hemisphere and the second steepest in the world of cycling racing; second only to the Alpe d’Heuz of Le Tour de France fame. The steepest grade at Winch Corner is 20.6%. At the top the views over Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula will take your breath away – if you have any left.
- Start The Gantry, Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road (approximately 6km from the summit)
- Finish Mt Baw Baw Entry Gates, Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road, Mt Baw Baw Village
- Distance 6.5km
- Rise 741m
- Average grade 11%
- Max grade 20.6%
Stamp your Ride
Mt Baw Baw Adventure Hub
Open 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week
Mt Baw Baw Strava Segment
7 Peaks Ride – Mt Baw Baw
Cycling Inform Ride Tips
With an average gradient of 11.4%, and sections around 13-15% with the steepest part at 20% you need to be able to climb out of the saddle. This is something to practice in your training. Plus if riding in a group be aware of the back wheel in front of you, if may roll back towards you. Give yourself a little room. Although this climb is only 6km long due to the gradients you might want to tackle this Peak with your compact chain set.
For more tips and tricks from Cycling Inform.
What’s at the top?
Monday – Thursday, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday – Sunday, 9.00am – 6.00pm
Alpine Shop in business hours.
Good for Telstra and Optus with some black spots.
Yes. At the Alpine Shop.
Yes, spares available at the Alpine Shop.
* Click on map to view route in Strava