Due to the narrow street with little traffic
the ascent to the Col de Granon is very suitable for cyclists.
In addition, the road is wonderfully steep
with a total of five-and-a-half kilometers in the double-digit range (10 or 11%).
Just compare this with the classic ascent to
Alpe d'Huez, which includes only two kilometers
with a slope of 10 or 11%.
It is a pity that the landscape on the way to the Col de Granon is somewhat mediocre.
Though the road surface contains only few holes,
it is, after Les Tronchets (after 10 kilometers cycling),
wavy and therefore the descent is unpleasant.
The trip to the Col de Granon begins at the junction of the N94 and the D1091
First we follow the busy D1091 towards Grenoble.
After 3 km we turn right towards Saint-Chaffrey.
After this village, we turn right again at a sign "Col de Granon"
and the real climbing begins.
On the remaining 11 kilometers there are still 1040 elevation meters.
On average, this is a considerable 9.5%.
The last few hundred meters are the easiest (7%).
The road on the other side of the pass is not paved
and forbidden because it crosses military area.