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'The Lake Mountain climb - just like the Col De Aspin, only steeper.'
WITHIN striking distance of Melbourne, the Lake Mountain climb presents riders with a challenging 20.78km ascent to the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.
Part of Victoria's 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge, riders are rewarded with some of Victoria's most beautiful vistas.
Distance - 20.9km
Estimated Time - 1:25.31
Ascent - 932 metres
Descent - 37 metres
Start Elevation - 437 metres
Finish Elevation - 1340 metres
Fastest Time - 47:27
Start: Marysville Lake Mountain Visitor Information Centre, 11 Murchison St, Marysville
Finish: Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Village, 1071 Lake Mountain Road, Lake Mountain
Lake Mountain Cafe
Lake Mountain Village
Friday - Monday 9am - 4pm
Marysville Visitor Information Centre (use when Lake Mountain Cafe is closed)
11 Murchison St, Marysville
Open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day
Log Your ride with Strava
Enter your results on Strava using the official ride segments. Join the Strava 7 Peaks Ride Club at strava.com/clubs/7PeaksRide
Become part of the 7 Peaks Ride community. Share your pics on instagram, check out Facebook for up-to-the-minute news and join the Strava Club to log your rides.
Check out the Leaderboard here.
Tackling the 7 Peaks is a tough challenge, but one made easier and more enjoyable by the company of like-minded cyclists. Riders of all abilities are welcome to join in the ride to the top of Lake Mountain, the road will be closed (no traffic!) and is completely free. There's no better way to learn to climb the peaks with this fully supported ride.
Sunday 13 November 2016 @ 9am - See more details here
An even bigger challenge
For those who want a bigger challenge, the longer climb from Warburton is an absolute classic. Climb the 34km Reefton Spur, and then turn left at Cumberland Junction for a further 7km of rolling through giant trees and ancient rain forests to the Lake Mountain turn off. A further spectacular 10km of easy climbing brings you to the top carpark, and a well-earned visit to the Lake Mountain cafe. An incredible loop can be completed via Marysville and the Acheron Way, if you don't mind a section of good quality gravel road.
Check Out Simon Gerrans tackling the climb below