Distance: 3 km
Average Gradient: 3%
Maximum Gradient: 9%
Elevation gain: 92 metres
Road Surface: Good
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Macclesfield Road is in the northern part of the Dandenong’s and is where the country meets the hills. Stunning scenery and rolling hills makes this a real pleasure to ride. Macclesfield is not a difficult climb, but is certainly worth a detour just to check out the scenery.
The climb starts shortly after you pass Mulhalls Road (which is on the right side of the road).
Macclesfield Road climb
This climb is much harder than the average gradient suggests. Every time you come around a corner the it always appears that you’re coming to the peak of the climb. Every corner hides yet another rise, then yet another, and yet another. And when you finally think you’re at the top. Yep it just keeps climbing until you hit Avonsleigh.
Macclesfield Road offers some very impressive views of the Yarra Ranges National Park. It is a great road to use if you are riding out to the Yarra Valley to towns such as Healesville & Warburton. Or can make a great little detour if you’re looking to add some k’s to a Dandenong’s ride. The best time of day to ride through here is early morning as it quite often has morning fog which is amazing to ride through.