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How to enter the Giro Della Donna
- Bike 125km
- Bike 125km
- Bike 65km
- Bike 6km
Giro Della Donna routes
125km Giro Della Donna
Elevation Gain: 2,750m
Unsealed Roads: 13km sector
The course is unique in terms of the amount of climbing, the 13km gravel sector, and the true mountain-top finish. This is a challenge for any cyclist but can be enjoyed by all.
While the route provides a great challenge, it’s the setting that will have you reliving the ride over and again in your mind. After rolling through the furthest reaches of the Upper Yarra Valley you’ll immediately be immersed in the temperate rainforest as you tackle the little known Reefton climb, featuring more than 180 corners as it snakes its way toward the Alpine resort of Lake Mountain.
Not far from your pit-stop in the tourist town of Marysville you’ll find yourself among tall-timbered giants on the single-lane Acheron Way. A brief 13km section of road-bike-friendly hard-packed gravel delivers you to the final challenge of the day: a consistent 6% for 8km to the true summit finish at the top of Mt Donna Buang. The only thing left after crossing the line? An incredible 20km descent back into the event village.
65km Gravel Giro
Elevation Gain: 1,500m
Unsealed Roads: 60km total
Make a weekend of it, and join us as we explore the quiet gravel roads of the region. Our 65km ‘Gravel Giro’ features 1,500m of climbing, predominantly on gravel. It is a relaxed and rewarding compliment to Sunday’s 125km Giro Della Donna.
6km Individual Time Trial
Elevation Gain: 318m
Join the CyclingTips team on Saturday 24 November 2018 for the inaugural Giro Della Donna time trial. Starting from the Cement Creek turnoff on Mt Donna Buang, you’ll climb 6km on closed roads at a consistent average of 5% to the finishing point at Ten Mile carpark.
If you are entering the Giro Della Donna on Sunday, just like the NRS riders, you’ll be given total ‘tour’ times, as well as the individual splits.
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