Cycling Greenhill Road, Adelaide, Australia
Ride 7.5 kilometers gaining 472 meters at 6.3% average grade.
Greenhill Road, located in Adelaide, South Australia, is a major road that provides connection to the eastern hills and suburbs.
Climb summary by PJAMM’s Brad Butterfield.
Greenhill Road - short, but very very sweet. This climb starts in what seemed to be a pretty bougie part of town, with a lot of juicery and high end cafe-type places.
Climb begins in Burnside, in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide.
For a kilometer you climb up through a busy neighborhood, then the climb opens up. The road was blasted in by raw force into the side of the mountain. There are a few really nice mansions and wineries along the route, but not much else, other than stellar views of the city below.
The climb is in the Adelaide Hills wine region, but there are not many vineyards along the route.
The road is very narrow, with no shoulder at all for any part. But thankfully, traffic is fairly mild, with mostly just local traffic and a few people enjoying the gentle curves in their Porches. An absolute must do climb and descent. Oh man, that descent is something else if you can get a clean run at.
The climb has a fairly standard grade, rarely varying from between 5-8%, with the steepest kilometer at 7.4%.
The climb ends at the intersection of Greenhill and Mount Lofty Summit Roads.
Turn right onto Mount Lofty Road and ride another 3.3 km at 3.6% to the Mount Lofty finish.