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Col d'Arboras - Arboras

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.5 %

Length: 9 km

Altitude start: 212 m

Altitude top: 703 m

Ascent: 491 m

Col d'Arboras rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 5741 (all)
Ranking France: 1377 (all)
Ranking Cévennes: 37(all)
Difficulty score: 46.78 what?

Col d'Arboras ratings

(3.5)  Overall

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The Col d'Arboras is situated in Languedoc-Roussillon. This climb belongs to the Cévennes. Starting from Arboras, the Col d'Arboras ascent is 9 km long. Over this distance, you climb 491 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.5 %.

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Story by Stefaan Priem from Brugge, Belgium, submitted on 04/10/2011
Known locally by the name of ''col du Vent'' this climb offers an enjoyable challenge in a fantastic scenery. The col is not very steep (8% max) nor long, yet in high summer heat rather than gravity might be your fiercest opponent. Make sure to take plenty of water with you. The climb kicks of in the town of Arboras, beautifully located with vineyards surrounding you. The state of the road is ok, but again, there''s little shadow to escape from the sun. About 3 kms from the summit there''s a few bends and some wind may play a role here, but don''t let that spoil the majectic views over the Hérault-department and (if you''re lucky) the Mediterranean.

If you''re still hungry you could turn right about one kilometre after the summit and head for the Mont Saint-Baudille. Another 3 kms with passages around 10 to 13% await you.

After you ride you may want to enjoy a nice glass of wine in the valley at Montpeyroux or Saint-Saturnin.

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