Cycling Grand Ballon Saint Amarin

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Grand Ballon - Saint Amarin


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7.3 %

Length: 12.7 km

Height start: 411 m

Height top: 1343 m

Ascent: 932 m

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Grand Ballon rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1409 (all)
Ranking France: 293 (all)
Ranking Vosges: 2 (all)
Difficulty score: 99.12 what?

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Description

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 and belongs to the Vosges . Starting from Saint Amarin, the Grand Ballon ascent is 12.7 km long. Over this distance, you climb 932 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.3 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Grand Ballon climbers
Story by Guy Wardle from St. Austell, United Kingdom, submitted on 16/08/2013
I am not an expert Col grabber but this was a hard climb, steep from the start with a diabolical road surface all the way to Le Haag. Very uneven, severely cracked and numerous pot holes. Would want a VTT to descend it. Not surprisingly saw no other ascenders and only 2 just starting to descend. No views most of way but only 3 cautious motor bikes! Views from top of Col worth the grief.
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