5: Superbly beautiful climb
4: Climb of above-average beauty
3: Climb of average beauty
2: Climb of below-average beauty
1: Hardly beautiful climb
Under the title "Landscape & Road" a mark
is given for the perception of the surroundings.
The surroundings include both the landscape
and the elements added by men,
such as buildings, roads and, for example, high-voltage cables and masts.
High values are limited to ascents with views on impressive mountains
and mountain chains, and ascents through valleys with a pleasant variation
of forests, meadows and farms, and a beautiful stream or river.
Also, a narrow street and little traffic result
in a pleasant perception of the area.
Low values are given to rides
through an area with many buildings,
rides across a wide road with much traffic and in a monotonous landscape,
for example a dense forest with scarce opportunities for views
or a little exciting mountain landscape.
The notes range from 1 (least attractive surroundings)
to 5 (the most beautiful ascents).
A three is assigned to a climb of average beauty
and does not mean moderate!
During a climb rated with a 3
one can fully enjoy the surroundings.
Indeed, mountains are fantastic.
I would not necessarily advise against a climb with the grade 2.
It just means that most other climbs are more beautiful.
An ascent with grade 4 is thus above average.
I would like to stress that the grades
express the assessment of the webmaster.
Since the characteristics of the low mountain ranges (Black Forest and Vosges)
differ from those of the high mountains (the other regions of this site),
the criteria are adapted to the type of mountain range (high or low).
A climb in the Black Forest with a grade 5
is one of the most beautiful of the low mountain ranges
but would probably have received a lower grade
had it been located in the Alps.
Grade 5: Col de la Cayolle-north (France)
Grade 4: Cormet de Roselend-west (France)
Grade 3: Passo del Mortirolo-southeast (Italy)
Grade 2: Berninapass-south (Switzerland)
Grade 1: Courchevel-altiport (France)