The Ballon de Servance is situated in Alsace-Lorraine.
This climb belongs to the Vosges.
The Ballon de Servance via Plancher Bas is ranked number 32 of the Vosges.
The climb is ranked number 1047 in France and number 4573 in the world.
Starting from Plancher Bas,
the Ballon de Servance ascent is 18.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 737 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 4 %.
Ballon de Servance via Plancher Bas popularity rank : 128
The Ballon de Servance has been climbed by 16 climbbybikers. It is ranked No. 128 as the most climbed climb in the world.
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Ballon de Servance via Plancher Bas: 7 reviews
Agreeing to what Jacob Verroken says : ''very though climb in the Vosges. Push too hard the first couple of kilometers and you will pay the price on the much steeper second part. Dont expect too much of a view as the climb never leaves the forest. Not even on the summit which was a bit of a disappointment.''
Since the 2012 Tour de France stage you can combine it first with La Planche des Belles filles which starts at the same point.
Very though climb in the Vosges. Push too hard the first couple of kilometers and you will pay the price on the much steeper second part. Dont expect too much of a view as the climb never leaves the forest. Not even on the summit which was a bit of a disappointment. Combine this climb with Ballon dAlsace for a nice 70ish km trip, but beware, I personally thought the Ballon de Servance much harder than its much more illustrious neighbour.
One of the harder climbs in the Vosges. Nice and quiet, starting from Plancher-les-Mines, a small village with little movement. Starting easily, following the brook Rahin. Never more then 5% before the first hairpin. But then it starts and it gets quite hard with long 10%+ passages and pieces of 12-13% while the road gets smaller and smaller. Did this climb end of September and didnt see one car on the way up (only one biker, from the neighbourhood). Its you and the trees surrounding. Views on the neighbourhood are few cause youre actually kind of sucked into a funnel to the top.