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Col de la Colombière - Scionzier


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 6.8 %

Length: 16.3 km

Height start: 505 m

Height top: 1613 m

Elevation gain: 1108 m

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Col de la Colombière rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 950 (all)
Ranking France: 182 (all)
Ranking Alps: 373 (all)
Difficulty score: 111.34 what?

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Description

The north side of the beautiful pass Col de la Colombière starts from Cluses (Scionzier). The first part, till the bend in Blanzy, is very moderate. Between Blanzy and Porte d"Age, you get the first test, with passages close to 10%. After having taken the huge bend to the right near Port d"Age, you get an almost flat 3 km until Le Reposoir. You might want to visit the monastery there to pray to get support for the rest of the climb. Cause from there, the climb really starts getting real nasty, never going below 8% with a finishing km of 10%+. Enjoy the landscape!

The Col de la Colombière is situated in Rhone-Alpes and belongs to the Alps . Starting from Scionzier, the Col de la Colombière ascent is 16.3 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1108 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6.8 %.

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Since 2005, the Col de la Colombière will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2010 :  Morzine > Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne on 13/07/2010
Tour de France 2009 :  Bourg-Saint-Maurice > Le Grand-Bornand on 22/07/2009
Tour de France 2007 :  Bourg-en-Bresse > Le-Grand-Bornand on 14/07/2007

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Stories, information and comments from Col de la Colombière climbers
Story by Paul Gordon from Morzine, France, submitted on 14/03/2013
The best and worst thing about this climb is that you can see the summit from about 4.5km from the top in a big arc under the ridge and it doesn''t look that far or that steep but it just goes on and on.



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Story by David Mitchell from Leeds, United Kingdom, submitted on 24/06/2008
Climbed the Colombiere from Scionzier last weekend on a warm day in June with a group of freinds. The climb starts gently through the forest, with welcome shade. The ride to Le Reposoir at 980m is straightforward. The views really start to improve from then on. The gradient then starts to kick up with the pressure on the legs increasing. The ride is now in full sun. Eventually on turning a corner the finish can be seen, the hotel at the top, but then the gradient goes over an average of 10% for the last few kilometres with some parts reaching 14% and also in full sun. Did the whole climb in 1hr 20mins but one member of party took extra 40mins. A wonderful climb and well woth the effort. Think difficulty score of 124 a bit low, due to the final stretch.
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