CyclingUp: Nufenenpass-west

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Region: Switzerland
Climbing effort: 1025 points
Elevation meters: 1138
Steepest kilometer: 10.2%

Steepest 250 m: 12%
Foot: 1342 m    Top: 2478 m
Mean slope: 8.4%
Length: 13.5 km

From: Ulrichen
Road conditions (2010): good
Other race bikers: 1-5 per hour
Motor vehicles: 10-30 per hour
Scenerie and road: (4/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes



Starts in the wide Rhonevalley at the point, where the road from Ulrichen to the pass crosses the river. Soon there is a steep part (7-10%) of about 3 km long ending in the straight and narrow Agenetal. The first part in this valley is the only easy part of the climb. A kilometer later the road starts to become steeper again and this sets the stage for the remaining 800 elevation meters, which are relentless with a slope of mostly 9 or 10%. The award must be a magnificent landscape if I believe the pictures that can be found on the Internet (I personally only saw clouds). The low traffic density makes the Nufenenpass very suitable for race bikers.

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