Cycling Col de la Forclaz Menthon Saint Bernard

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Col de la Forclaz - Menthon Saint Bernard

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Average grade: 6.5 %

Length: 10.2 km

Altitude start: 490 m

Altitude top: 1150 m

Ascent: 660 m

Col de la Forclaz rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 3505 (all)
Ranking France: 821 (all)
Ranking Alps: 1159 (all)
Difficulty score: 67.4 what?

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The Col de la Forclaz is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Menthon Saint Bernard, the Col de la Forclaz ascent is 10.2 km long. Over this distance, you climb 660 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6.5 %.

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Since 2005, the Col de la Forclaz will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2016 :  Albertville - Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc on 22/07/2016

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Story by Matevz Zgaga from Skofja Loka, Slovenia, submitted on 12/11/2015
Lac d''Annecy is a very beautiful Alpine lake, and on a nice summer day when it''s not too hot, a climb to Col de la Forclaz combined with some swimming can make a marvellous duathlon. There is some tree cover in the upper part but most of the road is exposed. I was told the road used to be narrow, but it''s been improved save for a short section in the middle. As a result, now there''s a lot of tourist traffic, especially over this northern approach (the other side via Montmin is a bit quieter). The climb is not too difficult but don''t underestimate last 3 km which average 10 % or so.
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Story by David Robertson from Brisbane, Australia, submitted on 10/10/2011
Harder than you think because the sting is all in the latter stages. Only short but the last few km are leg burners. Great view at the top if a bit crowded.
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Story by w vd lee from middelburg, The Netherlands, submitted on 18/08/2011
Depart from the town Vesonne at the south site of the lake. The climb is not very difficult and the views are great. The rood is in good quality (2011). Half way is a little tonw Montmin. At the top is is crowdy: there are restaiurants en all PARApenters of the earea are taking off here. The vieuw over the lake is graut. The decent to talloires is nice. Watch the tatuw head by the tunnel: nice!
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