The north side of the beautiful pass Col de la Colombière starts from Cluses (Scionzier). The first part, till the bend in Blanzy, is very moderate. Between Blanzy and Porte d"Age, you get the first test, with passages close to 10%. After having taken the huge bend to the right near Port d"Age, you get an almost flat 3 km until Le Reposoir. You might want to visit the monastery there to pray to get support for the rest of the climb. Cause from there, the climb really starts getting real nasty, never going below 8% with a finishing km of 10%+. Enjoy the landscape!
The Col de la Colombière is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Scionzier,
the Col de la Colombière ascent is 16.3 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1108 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 6.8 %.
The maximum slope is 12 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Col de la Colombière.
Since 2005, the Col de la Colombière will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2010 : Morzine > Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne on 13/07/2010
Tour de France 2009 : Bourg-Saint-Maurice > Le Grand-Bornand on 22/07/2009
Tour de France 2007 : Bourg-en-Bresse > Le-Grand-Bornand on 14/07/2007
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