Cycling Kandel Waldkirch

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Kandel - Waldkirch

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 8.2 %

Length: 11 km

Altitude start: 300 m

Altitude top: 1202 m

Ascent: 902 m

Kandel rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1460 (all)
Ranking Germany: 14 (all)
Difficulty score: 103.38 what?

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The Kandel is situated in Germany. Starting from Waldkirch, the Kandel ascent is 11 km long. Over this distance, you climb 902 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 8.2 %.

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Story by Steve Vodrey from Stafford, United Kingdom, submitted on 31/08/2016
Myself and my partner took this climb from Camping Elztalblick which is just up from the town so we did less than the max.

We are no experts and only had hybrid bikes but fortunately they both had a triple on the front so we had a low enough gear.

The climb can only be described as relentless and with a combined age of nearly a hundred we stopped and rested several times. The road surface was breaking up in places but to be fair this was being worked on. The traffic was light.Upon reaching the top there are great amenities with free wc and a great hotel/bar. Fantastic views from the beer garden.

Coming down was something else but we were wary of the poor surface although I enjoyed pegging it a bit and waiting at the bar half way up for my partner to catch up.

Overall a great climb and workout with a rewarding descent.
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Story by Steve from , United Kingdom, submitted on 27/08/2014
Fun climb, relentless gradient and not the best surface but more of a workout as a result. The fairly steep start from the turning flattens out past the restaurant, making it hard to get into earlier on. But then it becomes easier to get a rythym even on the 11-13% ramps amongst the steadier 8-9% sections. I found I had too much left at the top but that''s the risk when you ride a climb for the first time as a tourist! I rode 39/25 and spent most of the climb between 19-23, using the 25 on the steepest parts to keep the cadence up.
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Story by Jim T. from stuttgart, Germany, submitted on 08/03/2008
Slightly higher average gradient than Alpe dHuez, although a mile and a half shorter. It is punishing along the entire route save a section about 5.5 miles (9 kms) uphill the hill where it plateaus to about 5% grade. Other than that, the figures listed on the site are fairly accurate. It averages just over 8% and there are sections approaching the turns that go 10+% for short bursts. This hill hurt me, but the view from the top is incredible. SAFETY WARNING: Dont try this climb pushing a 42x23 unless youre a pro....Im not. Nuff said. Id recommend a compact or a 25 or 27 rear cog.
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