The Signal de Bisanne is situated in Rhone-Alpes
and belongs to the
Starting from Villard sur Doron,
the Signal de Bisanne ascent is 14.4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1225 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 8.5 %.
Stories, information and comments from Signal de Bisanne climbers
Story by MARK KRIEGER from Rosebud, Melbourne,, Australia, submitted on 23/05/2014
Approximately one and a half kilometres west along the D925 from the bottom of the Col des Saises, is the small village of Villard-sur-Doron. That’s where you’ll find the start of what is sometimes referred to as a mythical climb up the Signal de Bisanne, 14.5 kilometres of long, winding, seemingly undiscovered road.
Climbing up its steep narrow road-containing 13 hairpins-the occasional glimpses through the dense forest, reveal a sheer vertical drop to the valley below. Starting out at around 7%, the gradient gradually increases, never easing until you reach its remote summit more than a thousand metres above you.
At 1500 metres, where you reach the Station de ski Bisanne, the tree line is finally left behind. You now just have 4.4 kilometres to go but at a 10% gradient. Soon you reach the intersection with the Col des Saisies but unlike the tarmac used by the pros you have almost another 300 metres to climb. Once at the top, the 360-degree panoramic view, dominated by Mont Blanc to the northeast, is a sight to behold; certainly well worth the pain and sweat along a road less travelled.
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Story by Jopie from , Belgium, submitted on 17/08/2011
Nice climb. Gets more and more difficult towards the top. Last 2 kilometers are through a field from which you can see the top. On the top there''s a restaurant with nice expensive softdrinks.