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Giro Della Donna

The Giro Della Donna is a cycling race that generally occurs in November each year between Warburton and Mt. Donna Buang.

The race takes place over 125kms of the road with a climb of more than 2,750 metres, making this a challenging race for all riders.

Giro Della Donna 2024 Dates & Cycling Race Route, Warburton VIC

The Giro Della Donna race started in 2014 and has since grown into one of the largest country bike races in Victoria. The course is located on closed roads through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, making this a safe ride for cyclists.

You will be riding through beautiful forested areas with tall trees and ferns on each side. There will be many shady sections to keep off the hot sun and stunning views as you climb.


Starting and finishing by the Yarra River in Thomas Ave in the heart of the stunning township of Warburton, and with a dramatic climb to the top of Mt Donna Buang to finish the timed sections of the course, the Giro della Donna is fast becoming one of the most unique and talked-about routes in Australia.

The course is unique in terms of beauty, the amount of climbing, the 13km Gravel Sector, and the true mountain-top timed finish. This is a challenge for any cyclist, but it is attainable and can be enjoyed by all.

But 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 lesser-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. The 13km Gravel Sector of road-bike-friendly hard-packed gravel delivers you to the final challenge of the day: a consistent 6% for 8km to the summit of Mt Donna Buang. The only thing left after crossing the line atop the mountain? An incredible 20km descent back into the event village at Thomas Ave.


The (gravel) hills are alive! So join in and explore the incredibly scenic and quiet (managed + closed) gravel roads of the valley.

To be capped at 500 riders in 2024, the Gravel Giro is a cracker; you’ll ride stunning rain-forested climbs, flow down ridge lines and enjoy everything in between. Race or ride. But one thing is for sure: it’s the perfect and rewarding complement to Sunday’s 125km Giro della Donna.


The riding around Warburton is fabulous whether you are 7 or 70, and not least on offer is the rail trail.

It is a family-based fun ride for all; entry is free, and the ride starts and finishes in the Giro della Donna event village. The Piccolo Giro takes the rail trail to Yarra Junction and back (15km).


The Yarra Valley is home to some of the country’s finest food, vino and cycling. To celebrate, they’re hosting the Serata Coppi Dinner, which is a special opening night event. Capped at just 80 guests, enjoy a stunning night and a unique venue in the heart of Warburton, Projekt 3488.


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    • Hi Francis,

      Spectators are welcome to greet the riders at Mt. Donna Buang, but note that there will be many closed and managed roads to the summit, so you may not be able to get up there after the race starts.

      I don’t have confirmed information about road closures at this time, check back with us later in the year.

      Kind regards,

      • Hello
        i live in the area and would like to know exactly what roads are closed on the day? is there a map/anyplace with information on this.

        There are signs up saying that woods point road is closed, but it is a long road and we need to know where it is closed from….


        • Hi Sam,

          I have located a very blurry image from the organisers indicating the road closures which I have linked to here. I have also uploaded it onto our page. Contact the organisers if you need any further clarification around your residence during the event.

          Best regards,

What date is the Giro Della Donna?
What time is the Giro Della Donna?
Serata Coppi Dinner With special guest
Friday, 22 November 2024: 7pm

Gravel Giro
Saturday, 23 November 2024: 11am

Piccolo Giro Family Ride
Saturday, 23 November 2024: 12pm

Giro della Donna
Sunday, 24 November 2024
Maglia Rosa (Fast Group): 8am
Gruppetto (Relaxed Group): 8:05am

Please visit our website for more information on the Giro Della Donna.
Where is the Giro Della Donna located?
What is the Giro Della Donna address?
What are the Giro Della Donna entry prices?
Serata Coppi Dinner With special guest
Early-Bird Tickets: $139
Standard Online Tickets: $149

Gravel Giro
Early-Bird Entry: $109
Standard Online Entry: $129
At-Event Entry: $139

Piccolo Giro Family Ride: Free

Giro della Donna
Early-Bird Entry: $179
Standard Online Entry: $209
At-Event Entry: $219

Gravel Giro + Giro della Donna Combo
Early-Bird Entry: $269
Standard Online Entry: $309
At-Event Entry: $329

Please visit our website for more information on the Giro Della Donna.

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