The Petit Ballon is situated in Alsace-Lorraine.
This climb belongs to the Vosges.
The Petit Ballon via Munster is ranked number 9 of the Vosges.
Starting from Munster,
the Petit Ballon ascent is 11.6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 773 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 6.7 %.
Petit Ballon via Munster popularity rank : 71
Petit Ballon via Munster: 5 reviews
Whoever named this climb the "Petit Ballon" must hate cyclists with a passion. There is nothing "petit" about this Ballon.
The average gradient is misleading, as the first 2kms are more or less flat. After that, it''s 7-11% all the way, except for a stretch about 3 kms from the top.
But it''s a great climb and a must do for anyone visiting the region.
The only drawback is that it''s a bit isolated: after decending the other side, there are only two options: back to Munster, or on to the Platzerwasel, a climb that''s shorter but more irregular and hurts even more. You have been warned.