The Col du Mollard is situated in Rhone-Alpes.
This climb belongs to the
Starting from Saint Jean de Maurienne,
the Col du Mollard ascent is 16.93 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1038 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 6.1 %.
Stories, information and comments from Col du Mollard climbers
Story by Rob Noble from Christchurch, New Zealand, submitted on 31/05/2007
Me and my mate climbed the col du mollard in July 2006 a few days before the TDF came through. From the St Jean De Maurianne side its a fairly steady climb for the first few kms, weaving up the valley. It then hairpins through the trees for a few kms and it can seem to take an age before you reach the tree line. Its not too bad but there are some steepish sections to keep the interest. I rode on a 39x25 and was slightly overgeared (im 71kg) but it was ok. There is a well at the top at the start of the town to fill up the bottles. A coffee is also a must! An attractive climb through a forest opening onto alpine fields with good views. Would recommend if youre in the area.