Cycling the Yarra Valley

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The Yarra Valley is most renowned for its Wineries. It’s relatively cool climate makes it particularly suited to the production of high-quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Sparkling Wine.  Travel through rolling hills strung with vines, secluded natural valleys set against blue mountain backdrops and lush greenery and pastures.  Past towering trees and pristine rivers to verdant villages like Marysville and Warburton. The Yarra Valley has some great riding which appeals to riders of all abilities such as the Lilydale Warburton Trail & O’Shannassy trail .  Both of these trails offer great scenic rides.

Image courtesy of Flickr; Domain Chandon

The Yarra Valley is also home to some very hard & diverse climbing.  This includes some of the State’s best dirt climbs including Mt St Leanord’s & Mt Donna Buang (via Panton Gap, Don Valley or the Acheron Way).  I have included a selection of my favorite climbs in the Yarra Valley.

Click on the link below to be directed to the climb write-ups:

Link to climb write-up Location Distance Gradient % Category
Chum Creek Road Chum Creek 8 km 4 3
Mt St Leanord’s (via Chum Creek Road) Healesville 21.1 km 4 HC
Mt St Leanord’s (via Meyers Creek Road) Healesville 12.5 km 7 HC
Myers Creek Road Healesville 7 3
Lilydale Warburton Trail Lilydale 40 km one way N/A N/A
Steavensons Falls Marysville 2.8 km 4 4
Dee Road Millgrove 1.5 km 10 3
Upper Yarra Reservoir Reefton 2.4 km 6 4
Mount Tanglefoot Toolangi 8.6 km 4 2
Brett Road Warburton 600 metres 12 4
Brisbane Hill Road Warburton 400 metres 13 4
Cog Cafe climb Warburton 500 metres 16 4
The Demon’s Double Warburton 176 km N/A N/A
Little Joe Warburton 4.3 km 5 3
Martyr Road Warburton 300 metres 19 4
Mount Donna Buang Warburton 16.8 km 6 HC
Story Road Warburton 700 metres 14.2 4
Yuonga Road Warburton 1.3 km 10 3
Mount Donna Buang (via Don Valley) Woori Yallock 27.1 km 4.2 HC
O’Shannassy’s Aqueduct Trail Woori Yallock 30 km N/A N/A
Milners Gap Yarra Glen Various 9 4
Skyline Road Yarra Glen 3.3 km 6 3
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