Average Gradient: 4%
Elevation gain: 191 metres
Traffic: Light traffic
Road Surface: Good
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Glen Forbes Gap is located in the heartland of the Bass Coast, and is one the areas greatest climbs. This climb offers stunning views, great climbing and a chance to visit the roads less traveled.
The climb commences shortly after you pass the Glen Forbes playground on your right hand side.
The road has steep drops to the right hand side of the road and over the first 1.4km offers some simply stunning views.
As you enter the Gap there are steep cliffs to the left hand side of the road, and the Gap itself is heavily forrested. The road itself is narrow with no lines painted and drivers will often drive in the middle of the road, so listen out for the sound of a car. This is a road which isn’t used that much and you may be lucky to see a car on your travels.
If you look over your shoulder, you may be able to see stunning views of the valley.
This climb is a pleasure to ride with plenty of sweeping corners, and has a consistent gradient which is easy to find a good tempo on. After about 2.5km’s the gradient decreases and averages between 2 – 4%.
When you finish the climb out of Glen Forbes Gap, you’ll be confronted with this amazing Panoramic view of one of the many beautiful valleys that the Bass Coast has to offer, and a great place to pull over to get a photo.
On the far side of the climb is a 4.3km descent which is major fun. It’s fast speed with good sweeping corners that you can take at a fast speed, and the views to the right side of the road are unbelievable.