City cyclists love heading out to the tiny town of Kinglake on long weekend rides to tackle the famous 7km Kinglake segment. A smooth road with a steady incline, riders enjoy powering up this climb to the summit, which has fantastic views on a clear day. Although one ascent is challenging, many pros venture out to do multiple hill repeats up this iconic hill. Devastated by the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, the Kinglake landscape is incredibly unique while the rolling countryside on the way back to Melbourne makes this climb part of an all-around sensational ride.
Strava Curated Route
- Distance64.6 mi
- Elevation6,143 ft
- Ride TypeRoad
What Others Are Saying
Kinglake - One of the most enjoyable climbs, even for the heavier cyclists. Steady incline and smooth road winding around the side of the mountain. Need to prepare yourself, it ends up being a long day in the saddle, depending on what way you get out there but well worth the effort! The bakery at the top isn't bad either and you can eat like a king with the coinage of a poorpa.
The Kinglake climb is popular, as many well known pros have set times up there that we all hope to beat one day!
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