Cycling Crêt de Chatillon Annecy

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Crêt de Chatillon - Annecy

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7 %

Length: 17.4 km

Altitude start: 448 m

Altitude top: 1660 m

Ascent: 1212 m

Crêt de Chatillon rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 844 (all)
Ranking France: 161 (all)
Ranking Alps: 310(all)
Difficulty score: 122.42 what?

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The Crêt de Chatillon starts at the lovely lake Annecy. Its one of those places that could be shaped by someone from above. The lake offers lots of sports facilities. There is a cycling track just around the lake (no cars) and there are top climbs in the neighbourhood.

The Crêt de Chatillon is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Annecy, the Crêt de Chatillon ascent is 17.4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1212 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7 %.

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Since 2005, the Crêt de Chatillon will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2013 :  Annecy - Côte de Semnoz on 20/07/2013

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Stories, information and comments from Crêt de Chatillon climbers
Story by David Robertson from Brisbane, Australia, submitted on 10/10/2011
Harder than you realise at the beginning this climb. The first several km through the forest are steady and pleasant enough however the second half tests you and the last few km after the end of the forest seem to take a long time passing. Not as scenic as some though. Disappointed there was no col sign at the summit but great views to Mt Blanc. A tight rough descent for the first few km becomes more open and smoother. Great fun.
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Story by Colin Bezant from Basingstoke, United Kingdom, submitted on 17/04/2008
17/4/08 Great climb. Straight from the town centre to a proper mountain top. From the old town follow the road by the lake for a few hundred metres, turn right at the roundabout, turn left on a tricky right hand bend signposted ""Le Semnoz"" and keep going. It’s mostly through woods and would be very hot in summer. The hardest section is from the Quintal turn to the ski station - 500m ascent at 9% with very little relief. The spring was cold with lots of snow but the road was ploughed. Snow was down to about 1200m and there was a stunning view as I escaped the woods and saw the summit for the first time, a thick carpet of snow everywhere. This is one of the few climbs that reaches almost the top of a mountain (the true summit is only 30m higher than the road) and the views are fantastic, with a good sight of Mont Blanc only 50km away. There is a cafe and restaurant at the top but, as I was on a family holiday I just stopped to take a couple of snaps and add layers for the descent. The route down to Col de Leschaux is much straighter and faster in descent that returning to Annecy, although I was careful at the top in case the day befores snow melt had frozen across the road. Time for ascent - about 1 hour 15 mins
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