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Col de Joux Plane - Morzine


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 6.5 %

Length: 10.9 km

Height start: 980 m

Height top: 1691 m

Elevation gain: 711 m

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Col de Joux Plane rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2361 (all)
Ranking France: 568 (all)
Ranking Alps: 907 (all)
Difficulty score: 77.18 what?

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In 1997, Tour winner Marco Pantani up the Col de Joux Plane in 33 minutes! Three years later, the Joux Plane managed tomake a victim out of Lance Armstrong.

The Col de Joux Plane is situated in Rhone-Alpes and belongs to the Alps . Starting from Morzine, the Col de Joux Plane ascent is 10.9 km long. Over this distance, you climb 711 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6.5 %.

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Story by Ashley Hutchison from Gloucester Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, submitted on 04/08/2012
This is actually quite a hard and steep climb. The start from Morzine is really steep but there are some rest bites. Really the top of the climb is the col de Ranfolly which is about 2km from the joux plane. Before the Ranfolly its steep with some steep hairpins. And a steep hairpin before the top of the Ranfolly. After that it is a nice decent, there is a little kick before the joux plane, but the really the top is false flat. Nice climb though, but not as hard or as long as the other side but worth a try!
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Story by Chris Hodgson from Morzine, France, submitted on 28/10/2008
This is a deceptively tough (but not too hard) climb as it starts with a real kick from Morzine town centre. There are a couple of easier sections that give the legs a quick break and the main climb ends at the top of the Ranfolly chair-lift before an easier last 2km to the lake. Its not a hair-pin climb so a rhythm is difficult to achieve. Lovely scenery and great cafe at the end too. My best time is 42mins but we had a guest who did it on a mountain-bike in 33mins......truly awesome!
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