Things to do

7 Peaks Ride

Escape the city and explore all that Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village has to offer


Riding Mt Baw Baw

The ride is short, but the challenge is huge. The only Hors Catégorie climb in Australia, this access road is the steepest road cycle climb in the Southern Hemisphere and the second steepest in the world of cycling racing; second only to the Alpe d’Heuz of Le Tour de France fame. The steepest grade at Winch Corner is 20.6%. At the top the views over Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula will take your breath away – if you have any left.

Ride Details

  • Start The Gantry, Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road (approximately 6km from the summit)
  • Finish Mt Baw Baw Entry Gates, Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road, Mt Baw Baw Village
  • Distance 6.5km
  • Rise 741m
  • Average grade 11%
  • Max grade 20.6%


Stamp your Ride

IN PERSON in the Mt Baw Baw Village Central Restaurant open 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week

ONLINE Mt Baw Baw Strava Segment 7 Peaks Ride – Mt Baw Baw

Cycling Inform Ride Tips

With an average gradient of 11.4%, and sections around 13-15% with the steepest part at 20% you need to be able to climb out of the saddle. This is something to practice in your training. Plus if riding in a group be aware of the back wheel in front of you, if may roll back towards you. Give yourself a little room. Although this climb is only 6km long due to the gradients you might want to tackle this Peak with your compact chain set.

For more tips and tricks from Cycling Inform.

What’s at the top?

Food: Green Season - Village Central Restaurant open Friday, Saturday & Sundays for dinner and during the week for lunch.

Water: Available from the Visitors Centre next to the Guest Information Centre in the day car park.

Shelter: In the Visitors Centre next to the Guest Information Centre in the day car park.

Mobile coverage: Good for Telstra and Optus with some black spots.

Accommodation: Yes, check out

Visitor information: Our friendly Guest Services team will be able to help with any questions or information. Please see them at the Guest Information Centre in the day car park.


For enquiries please contact Guest Services on 03 5165 1136 or via email: 


Alpine Shop - 7 days -9.00am – 5.00pm




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