Cycling Ballon d'Alsace Sewen

Register now!
download mobile appAndroid app
download mobile appMobile site
partner of

Ballon d'Alsace - Sewen

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.1 %

Length: 13.2 km

Altitude start: 500 m

Altitude top: 1178 m

Ascent: 678 m

Maximum: 9 %

Ballon d'Alsace rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 4177 (all)
Ranking France: 969 (all)
Ranking Vosges: 20(all)
Difficulty score: 60 what?

Ballon d'Alsace ratings

(4.8)  Overall

(rate it)


The Ballon d'Alsace is situated in Lower Rhine region. This climb belongs to the Vosges. Starting from Sewen, the Ballon d'Alsace ascent is 13.2 km long. Over this distance, you climb 678 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.1 %. The maximum slope is 9 %.

Look for other sides to climb the Ballon d'Alsace.

Did you
climb the Ballon d'Alsace?

tell us your story
publish your chrono
calculate power and calories
publish pictures or video
Do you want to
climb the Ballon d'Alsace?

add to myclimbbybike
Profile & route

profile Ballon d'Alsace - click to open in new window

profile Ballon dAlsace

open big profile of the Ballon dAlsace in a new window

Help climbbybike. Create the exact route of the Ballon dAlsace.
Location info

Find climbs close to the Ballon dAlsace: within 10 km - within 20 km - within 50 km

Find all climbs in the Vosges in France on a map.

Stories, information and comments from Ballon d'Alsace climbers
Story by Christian from Masevaux, France, submitted on 11/06/2010
This is the nicest side of the Ballon dAlsace. First you leave Sewen and its picturesque lake, on a flat road. Then it becomes really difficult. The lac dAlfeld and the forest are beautiful. The asphalt is good. There is few traffic. This is one of the roads I prefer.
My personal climb rating:
Story by Peter Samoy from Bornem, Belgium, submitted on 09/02/2008
Did the Ballon dAlsace in August 2008 as part of a 4 days stay in the Vosges. Before hitting the Ballon we (a group of 14 riders) hit already the Hundsrück. We took the side starting in Sewen (at the fountain) which according to some is the toughest side. The first part is ok, the final part too but the middle part is tough with long straight strokes. But the top and the views out there do well compensate for all the efforts.
My personal climb rating:

Tell us your story too! Or send your story in your own language: NL -  FR -  DE -  ES

Send your story on the Ballon d'Alsace:

Did you climb the Ballon d'Alsace? Please send your cycling story, description or comments. You can also send us video's or send us pictures on the Ballon d'Alsace.

Name *

Email *


Country *

Your general rating *

Traffic *

Road condition *

Amenities *

Surroundings *

Subscribe newsletter

Your comment/story *


© climbbybike™ All rights reserved 2005 -