Distance: 400 metres
Average Gradient: 11.5%
Elevation gain: 48 metres
Road Surface: Good
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Old Coach Road
Start of the climb at the corner of Old Coach Road and Harkaway Road.
Old Coach Road is a dead end back street on the outskirts of the town Berwick, which is located in Cardinia. This climb looks brutal, feels brutal, and honestly is quite brutal. One thing going for this climb are the views at the top which are quite impressive.
Regardless of how you tackle this one you will be gasping for breath by the top. Although only 400 metres in length. This climb starts at 3%. Getting steeper until it peaks at 24% right near the top. There are 360 degree views from the top of the surrounding area which make the climb more worthwhile.
Start of the climb: Corner of Harkaway Road and Old Coach Road
End of the climb: When your heart gives out, or you reach the flattened out bit. Whichever comes first.
What to expect
- Local traffic only
- Very wide road and plenty of space for cars to overtake
- Smooth road surface
- Impressive views of the surrounding areas from above
On the far side of the climb, the road turns to dirt and eventually becomes a dead end road. The other side is just as steep as the paved side, and if you’re game drop down and give it a crack. Its certainly not for the feint hearted.
Cardinia has a great variety of amazing climbs to try out. If you want to find out where the best places are to climb then click on this link. I have profiled a number of amazing climbs both sealed and on dirt within the shire of Cardinia.
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