Col des Champs-west

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Region: French Alps
Climbing effort: 649 cep
Elevation meters: 828
Steepest kilometer: 8.9%

Steepest 250 m: 10%
Foot: 1265 m    Top: 2087 m
Mean slope: 7.1%
Length: 11.5 km

From: Colmars
Road conditions (2013): average
Other race bikers: 1-5 per hour
Motor vehicles: <10 per hour
Scenerie and road: (4/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no

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Col des Champs-west

Profile Col des Champs-west

The quiet road of the Col des Champs connects Colmars in the valley of the Verdon with St-Martin-'d'Entraunes in the valley of the Var. The entrance from the D908 is somewhat hidden. Then, a narrow road winds itself up the mountain, in the beginning with many hair pin turns. For a long stretch climbing is done in a relatively dense forest but in the second half of the climb views open towards high summits. Steepness is very regular, mostly ~8%. The highest point is reached a few hundred meters before the location marked as the pass. I hardly met other cyclists on this pass though it is a part of the loop Col d'Allos - Col des Champs - Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette.


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Camping Les Erables . Tip! Ideal starting point for Col du Grand Colombier and Col de la Biche. Warm hospitality and swimming pool nearby.

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