The south side of the Col de la Colombière pass is a lot easier then its counterpart. The main reason for this is that when you start to climb in Le Grand Bornand, you"re already on 923 meters height. That only leaves you 690 heightmeters up. Not much more than for a Vosges climb. A good training for the other side of the passway. Only the last kilometers may force you out of your sadlle, with 7-9%.
The Col de la Colombière is situated in Rhone-Alpes
and belongs to the
Starting from Le Grand Bornand,
the Col de la Colombière ascent is 11.7 km long. Over this distance, you climb 690 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.9 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Col de la Colombière.
Since 2005, the Col de la Colombière will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré 2012 : Saint-Alban-Leysse - Morzine on 09/06/2012
Tour de France 2006 : Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Morzine on 19/07/2006
Col de la Colombière from Le Grand Bornand in 3D, on Googleearth!
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