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Mont Salève - Collonges-sous-Salève

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7.3 %

Length: 11.5 km

Altitude start: 541 m

Altitude top: 1383 m

Ascent: 842 m

Maximum: 15 %

Mont Salève rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1983 (all)
Ranking France: 428 (all)
Difficulty score: 91.57 what?

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Mt Salève from Geneva on on the steep climb to croisette and then towards Cruseille

The Mont Salève is situated in Rhone-Alpes. Starting from Collonges-sous-Salève, the Mont Salève ascent is 11.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 842 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.3 %. The maximum slope is 15 %.

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Story by phil humphrey from Exeter, United Kingdom, submitted on 18/10/2011
I lived in Geneva for a short time so this was a very convenient climb from there. As David said it starts early but you are usually riding in the shade so it''s still nice to do on warm days. There are 2 options to ride over the hill and turning off just before the summit (or doubling back) is a nice decent which is a lot less technical if you fancy an easier way down. Pass the cafe and head towards Cesarge then head left back round the Saleve towards (but outside of) Annemassee.

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Story by David Price from Poole, United Kingdom, submitted on 09/08/2011
Don''t uderestimate this climb - it kicks up steep early on and it stays kicked-up! It may not have the cache of other, more famous climbs but once you get to the top of this one you will have earned your sense of achievement nonetheless. I rode this with some riders who have lived and ridden in the Alps for 5 or 6 years; none of them knew of a single other climb in the range that was this steep for this long. You may be thinking ''But I ride up 20%+ in the UK all the time'', but this is long and relentless. A must if you like getting out of the saddle!
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