Col de la Ramaz via Taninges popularity rank : 731
The Col de la Ramaz has been climbed by 3 climbbybikers. It is ranked No. 731 as the most climbed climb in the world.
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Col de la Ramaz via Taninges: 3 reviews
I climbed Ramaz from the Taninges side this July just ahead of the TdF stage. You definitely want to stay on the secondary roads from Taninges -- the main road to Morzine is full of big trucks. The first 3-4k are steep but then you sidehill for a couple of kms until the "real" climb begins. It''s tough, lots of 9-10 percent sections with no real break. But the road is really nice. The top is a little blah once you get to the ski area. The last km is a surprise
The descent down to Mieussy is really fun, once you get through the tunnel. Overall, an underrated climb but there''s not much payoff in views etc. Probably not a "destination" climb per se, but you can combine with Joux Plane for a challenging loop.
Good challenging climb.
Coming from Taninges the road traffic is heavy until you reach the turn to Les Gets. The overall gradient is deceptive as the first 6k are not all that steep.After that there is a short downhill until you start climbing 6k at 9-10%. This is tough and unrelenting through the forest. With 4k to go the road levels out through pres des lys and you can catch your breath looking at pretty village.Then you have the final 2k to the top of the col.
I tackled this last week during half term week. At the bottom of the climb was a route barre sign which I ignored. It wasnt until I got near the top that I realised it wasnt going to be possible just to carry my bike passed a couple of barriers. The road is blocked for the construction of a tunnel through part of the mountain. Luck would have it though that one of the construction works took pity on me and allowed me to walk through the construction site and continue on my way to the top. With H&S in the UK, this would never have happened. Who says the French arent helpful to the English :-) It was a great climb in fantastic weather. The aire temp was less than 10, but bright sunshine made it feel warmer, but not too warm as I continued on from the top down into Morzine and then bagged the Col de Joux Plane on the way back to Samoens.