Mt Baw Baw

Riding Mt Baw Baw

Ranked the second hardest climb in the world of cycling, this ride is sure to test your endurance. The ride itself has been classified as a Hors Category, the only one of its kind in Australia, and it’s not hard to see why with the steepest grade at Winch Corner reported at 20.6%.

During the ride cyclists will endure a variety of challenging terrain and experience some magnificent scenery. Upon arrival cyclists will be rewarded with stunning mountain views of West Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula along with all the comforts of an alpine resort.

Begin your preparation for the annual Baw Baw Classic held in April. The ride stretches 94.5km from Warragul to Mt Baw Baw, travelling through the towns of Rokeby, Jindivick, Neerim South and Noojee.

Ride Details

  • Start – The Gantry
  • Finish – Mt Baw Baw Entry Gates
  • Distance – 6.3km
  • Rise – 718m
  • Grade Average – 13%
  • Grade Max – 20%
  • Track your progress and challenge your friends on Strava

Stamp your Ride

At the Baw Baw Administration Office, Village Restaurant or the General Store, opening Hours 9am-5pm.

Cycling Inform Ride Tips

You might want to tackle this with your compact chain set. Don’t let this deter you though. This is a climb that deserves respect and is regarded as a Hors catégorie (HC) climb. With an average gradient of 11.4% there are sections around 13-15% and Winch Corner the steepest part at 20%. It’s only 6km long but one of the toughest climbs in Australia.


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Ride Map

* Click on map to view route in Strava

Ride Profile

Profile Baw Baw