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Grand Ballon - Soultz     open your myclimbbybike to add this climb

19 km  1343 m  (1072 m)  5.6 %


The Grand Ballon is the highest mountain in the Vosges. From the top, you can see the Petit Ballon, Ballon dAlsace and the Storkekopf. Looking east, across the Rhine valley, you can see the Feldberg in the Black Forest. This mountain is served by an auto route (the Route des Cretes) which runs from the Hohneck south toward the town of Mulhouse.

The Grand Ballon is situated in Alsace-Lorraine. This climb belongs to the Vosges. The Grand Ballon via Soultz is ranked number 4 of the Vosges. Starting from Soultz, the Grand Ballon ascent is 19 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1072 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.6 %. The maximum slope is 9%.

Other sides of this climb:
Grand Ballon via Cernay
Grand Ballon via Saint Amarin

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Climbbybike difficulty score (93.8)
Ranking Vosges
Ranking France

Grand Ballon via Soultz popularity rank : 202

The Grand Ballon has been climbed by 11 climbbybikers. It is ranked No. 202 as the most climbed climb in the world.
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Grand Ballon via Soultz: 2 reviews


In my opinion, the best way to climb the Grand Ballon, excepting the first 7 km with a crappy road surface but after its a pool with a smooth stip.... a wonderful step with no car, a nice road, in a forest... hope you have keep some energy cuz after the thirtennth km its tuff. For a big guy like me (75kg/1,74M) its between 10 and 12 km.h-1 till the end. To go down hill choose the marxstein then guebwiller its quite straight and you can enjoy to ride at 75km.h-1 times to times. Its down hill to guebwiller. Enjoy your trip but dont forget its a real montain, not just a tiny hill. Sportively, Becue Fred.

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