Distance: 7.6 km
Average Gradient: 4%
Elevation gain: 267 meters
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Humevale Road is located approximately 7 km north-east of Whittlesea, and is one of the best climbs in the Kinglake area. Whilst not overly challenging, this climb offers a very consistent gradient, quiet country roads and stunning scenery. Being in an area heavily forested a number of roots have pushed up under the road. This has caused long sections of bumpy & uneven surfaces on the road. Overall this makes for a bumpy ride, yet this only adds to the allure of this climb.
Humevale Road climb
This climb starts shortly after you cross the one lane bridge next to Parkers Road. This is a climb which has a fairly consistent gradient throughout.
The Black Saturday Bushfires ravaged this area in 2009. The vegetation has grown back quite well and its easy to fall in love with the scenery.
The climb is dotted with switchbacks. Although it is a long climb you can easily break your climb into small sections.
The climb finishes when you hit the intersection at Whittlesea-Yeah Road.
What to expect
- Very little traffic
- A gentle consistent gradient
- The road surface can be quite bumpy, however quite suitable to ride on a road bike
- A number of switchbacks throughout the climb
- Stunning scenery
- A great pissing contest with your mates
Humevale Road is a great climb to introduce to beginner climbers.
The climb is located 60 km north of Melbourne, and 7 km north-east of Whittlesea.
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