This is not a very exiting climb.
The elevation gain is limited (432 m)
and the slope is mostly 6% and hardly more than that.
The trip begins just south of Stosswihr
where the D417 starts to get somewhat steeper (4%).
During the first 3 kilometers we follow the D417,
which is, due to the still densely populated area, quite busy here.
The character abruptly changes when we take the D48
where it bifurcates from the D417.
From there up to the col the road gains
elevation with a number of hairpin bends (6),
passing through farmlands.
There are beautiful panoramas of the Vallée de Munster
and traffic is scarce.
A military cemetery for French soldiers perished during the First World War
is situated at the col.