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CyclingUp: Col de l'Epine-south

Col de l'Epine-south


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Region: French Alps
Climbing effort: 369 cep
Elevation meters: 487
Steepest kilometer: 9.1%

Steepest 250 m: 11%
Foot: 460 m    Top: 947 m
Mean slope: 7.1%
Length: 6.9 km

From: Marlens
Road conditions (2019): good
Other race bikers: 5-10 per hour
Motor vehicles: 30-60 per hour
Scenerie and road: (2/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no

PHOTOS     




If you come from the valley connecting Ugine to Faverges, then the road from Marlens to the Col de l'Épine represents a nice climb. There is a total of 487 elevation meters over a road with a slope that varies almost everywhere between 7 and 9%. The steepest kilometer has a gradient of 9.1%. When I was cycling here, there was quite some traffic but this occurred on a sunny Sunday in June. Most of the time, the road is probably pretty quiet. For the most part it runs through the forest so views are rare. The best views are preserved for the pass itself, in northwest direction.



Col de l'Epine-south


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