Join the CyclingTips team on Sunday 25 November, 2018 for the 60km Gravel Giro.
After a gentle roll down to the quiet town of Milgrove, you’ll head west along a meandering rail trail, before riding up the paved Don Valley climb and the picturesque Myrtle Creek wooden bridge. A short sector of hard-packed gravel will deliver you to Panton Gap, and the chance to take in the views above Healesville. The road once again turns to dirt as you ascend through temperate rainforest, with no shortage of photo opportunities along the way. After a stunning viewpoint overlooking the Upper Yarra Valley you’ll once again be on paved roads, for the final kilometres to the summit of Mount Donna Buang. After refuelling, and plenty of photos it’s all downhill on closed roads on the way back to the event village in Warburton.
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Join the CyclingTips team on Sunday 25 November, 2018 for the fourth edition of our flagship event, the Giro della Donna.
Starting in the township of Warburton, the Giro della Donna features one of the most spectacular cycling routes in Australia. Over 107km of closed and traffic-managed roads, you’ll climb more than 2,700 metres, including the gruelling (and stunning) 20km Reefton Spur ascent. With a 13km gravel section along the stunning Acheron Way, this route is a challenge for any cyclist, but one that can be enjoyed by all.
With a respectful nod to the Italian champions of years gone by, the challenging terrain of the ‘Strade Bianche’, and the epic climbs of the Giro d’Italia, the 2018 Giro della Donna will be a day that memories are made of.