Cycling Mt. William, Victoria, Australia
Ride 11.5 kilometers gaining 827 meters at 7.2% average grade.
The Mt. William bike climb is located in Victoria, Australia. Mt. William the highest point in the Grampians Mountain Range, located within the Grampians National Park. Mt. William is 3,829 feet (1167 meters) above sea level and lies on the eastern edge of the national park, about 22 kilometers from the town of Halls Gap, and about 250 kilometers northwest of Melbourne.
Climb summary by PJAMM’s Brad Butterfield.
The climb begins near the Historic town of Ararat. I stayed in the Courthouse Inn the night prior; it was fine for a night and affordable, with a shared shower and bath. The Innkeeper is a very friendly old man. The hotel restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
The climb begins about 270 kilometers northwest of Melbourne.
This is a must do in Australia, which I say confidently, despite it being my first climb in the country thus far. You’ll start with mellow gradients and a nearly constant tunnel of trees.
About halfway up, the climb opens up to stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
There is a parking lot a few kilometers from the summit where the road is gated off to cars. Looks to be a popular spot for hikers. Save for a few potholes, the road is in pristine condition and a very fun descent.
The town of Hall’s Gap near the base has some nice coffee shops and a visitor center with wifi.