Cycling Grand Ballon Cernay

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Grand Ballon - Cernay

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 4.5 %

Length: 23.3 km

Altitude start: 297 m

Altitude top: 1343 m

Ascent: 1046 m

Grand Ballon rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2472 (all)
Ranking France: 549 (all)
Ranking Vosges: 7(all)
Difficulty score: 82.68 what?

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The Grand Ballon is the highest mountain in the Vosges. From the top, you can see the Petit Ballon, Ballon d'Alsace and the Storkekopf. Looking east, across the Rhine valley, you can see the Feldberg in the Black Forest. This mountain is served by an auto route (the Route des Cretes) which runs from the Hohneck south toward the town of Mulhouse.

The Grand Ballon is situated in Lower Rhine region. This climb belongs to the Vosges. Starting from Cernay, the Grand Ballon ascent is 23.3 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1046 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 4.5 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Grand Ballon climbers
Story by Richard Marsh from Cernay, France, submitted on 18/04/2010
I moved to this area just after Christmas and have been waiting for this road to open for a few months (the Route des Cretes closes because of snow). Anyway, today I finally managed to ride the Grand Ballon from Cernay and wasnt disappointed. Its a beautiful road (although busy at times with fast cars and motorbikes). Its also a climb of 2 parts with the climb to Col de Siberloch effectively a (tough) warm up before the last 6 km up to the Grand Ballon being pretty unrelenting. Excellent as a descent!
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