Cycling Col du Parpaillon Embrun

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Col du Parpaillon - Embrun

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 6.3 %

Length: 27.9 km

Altitude start: 870 m

Altitude top: 2640 m

Ascent: 1770 m

Col du Parpaillon rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 244 (all)
Ranking France: 33 (all)
Ranking Alps: 64(all)
Difficulty score: 169.19 what?

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The Col du Parpaillon is situated in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Embrun, the Col du Parpaillon ascent is 27.9 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1770 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6.3 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Col du Parpaillon climbers
Story by andorra from andorra, Andorra, submitted on 17/07/2009
Tour de France. 1920. Col du Parpaillon........ But I can not find much information about that. Maybe someone else?
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Story by Adwin Hoogeveen from duizel, The Netherlands, submitted on 07/02/2008
De difficulty score is gebaseerd op de start in Embrun. Dit is dalend. Als je gewoon beneden in het dal begint is de afstand 25.6 km en het hoogte verschil 1845. Wat betekent een score van dik over de 200!!! [Dit klopt. De score werd herberekend vanaf de echte start van de col na km 2 en zo wordt de Parpaillon een vijfsterrencol: 201,44 - CBB]
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Story by Michael from Zurich, , submitted on 02/11/2006
A trip into the past, to Frances last big unsurfaced pass, to see how Alpine roads once were! This road is 8km unsurfaced on this side, and 11km on the other. In addition, the tunnel is so high that it is iced even in August. On a racer, this is a very difficult and not undangerous journey. On a MTB, it would be a bit less draining. Whatever means of transport, it would be a shame to go to the south of France without doing the Parpaillon.

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