Cycling Col de la Faucille Mijoux

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Col de la Faucille - Mijoux

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 4 %

Length: 8.5 km

Altitude start: 985 m

Altitude top: 1323 m

Ascent: 338 m

Col de la Faucille rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 8138 (all)
Ranking France: 1889 (all)
Ranking Jura mountains: 49(all)
Difficulty score: 33.17 what?

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This is the short easier side of the Col de la Faucille. To make it harder start in Bellegarde! It is in the shade and is not too steep. It can be busy and is quite narrow in places, but nevertheless is a satisfying climb by bike.

The Col de la Faucille is situated in Jura. This climb belongs to the Jura mountains. Starting from Mijoux, the Col de la Faucille ascent is 8.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 338 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 4 %.

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Story by Chris Patient from , Switzerland, submitted on 25/08/2014
This is the "easier" side of the Faucille ,although if you start in Bellegarde it is another story altogether and this section is the sting in the tail.

I did this climb starting from Mijoux on a Sunday afternoon when there was a lot of traffic and I found it quite unpleasant as the road surface is not that great and there is not much space for impatient passing vehicles and roaring motorbikes. However on a quite weekday it is a good steady climb in the shade of the trees although not as spectacular as the other side from Gex.
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