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Ardennes

Ardennes

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Geologically the Ardennes is a fairly flat area that has been uplifted since the Cretaceous period (110 million years ago). The resulting "plateau" is dissected by deep, often steep valleys eroded by rivers during the last few million years. It is striking that in Luxembourg villages often lie on the plateau and in Belgium along the rivers. Hence, in Belgium climbs tend to start in or near a village, while they tend to finish there in Luxembourg. The collection of climbs (most are called "côtes") on this website is not yet complete. For now, one of the rides to la Haussire is the hardest (313 cep), the Montagne de la Croix the steepest (17,6%) while the climb to the Rosier from the southwest wins in terms of elevation meters (368).
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Ardennes


Rank Name of climb Diffi-
culty
(cep)
Height
(m)
foot-top
(m)
Steepest
300 m (%)
Mean
slope (%)
Length
(km)
1 Haussire par Rue Marguerite 313 303 226-503 13.0 6.8 4.1
2 Stockeu 257 227 281-508 15.4 10.2 2.2
3 Heiderscheid-northwest 241 254 263-517 12.2 8.7 2.9
4 Les Hézalles 218 241 257-494 16.9 5.2 4.6
5 Thier de Coo 217 214 252-466 14.6 8.3 2.6
6 Hénumont-north 214 229 281-508 12.5 8.7 2.6
7 Bourscheid-east 208 272 225-497 11.0 6.7 4.1
8 Kehmen-north 206 249 243-492 10.8 6.8 3.7
9 Bourscheid-northwest 205 254 243-497 10.8 7.6 3.3
10 Bourscheid-north 202 259 243-497 12.3 5.8 4.4
11 Rosier-southwest 201 368 205-562 8.8 3.8 9.5
12 Ferme Libert 199 149 355-504 16.2 12.0 1.2
13 sur Steppes 197 185 104-282 13.3 8.3 2.1
14 Rosier-north 195 302 260-562 10.5 5.5 5.5
15 Montagne de la Croix 194 148 101-249 17.6 9.9 1.5
16 Wèrhai 192 227 334-557 10.5 6.6 3.4
17 Ancienne Barrière-east 189 223 245-466 11.1 7.3 3.0
18 Col de Rideux-north 187 197 170-367 13.2 8.2 2.4
19 Schlindermanderscheid 187 224 236-460 10.9 8.0 2.8
20 Redoute 185 180 133-313 14.7 8.8 2.0
21 Hubermont 184 185 241-416 16.4 5.6 3.1
22 Lipperscheid-Dellt 182 255 225-478 9.5 6.5 3.9
23 Kehmen-southeast 181 262 249-508 10.0 5.2 5.0
24 La Vecquée-north 179 265 260-525 11.0 5.8 4.6
25 Ster-south 177 178 289-465 12.7 9.0 2.0
26 Wanne-south 176 213 318-495 11.6 5.0 3.6
27 La Vecquée-south 176 318 199-517 7.6 4.6 6.9
28 Ouren 176 168 327-495 13.3 7.4 2.3
29 Havelange-north 173 255 139-390 11.3 4.6 5.5
30 Mont le Soie-west 172 251 324-570 9.9 5.5 4.5
31 Mur des Sept Meuses 170 157 97-254 13.8 9.4 1.7
32 Heiderscheid-north 170 245 254-499 10.1 5.2 4.8
33 Triple Mur de Monty 170 141 114-255 14.3 10.1 1.4
34 Goesdorf-east 169 251 251-495 8.9 5.7 4.3
35 Lorcé 168 234 181-415 10.6 5.2 4.5
36 Heiderscheid-northeast 167 255 254-509 10.5 5.1 5.0
37 Ancienne Barrière-northwest 164 268 222-490 9.0 5.5 4.9
38 Rosier-east 162 255 307-562 8.4 5.9 4.4
39 Nocher-north 161 201 280-481 11.3 7.3 2.7
40 Les Deux Tiennes 161 179 84-251 13.9 4.6 3.7
41 Hoscheid 161 246 232-478 8.1 5.9 4.1
42 Bourscheid-south 158 256 249-497 9.3 4.7 5.3
43 Masseler 157 220 251-471 9.4 6.5 3.4
44 Alerberg 157 152 363-515 12.7 8.4 1.8
45 Banneux-northwest 153 201 102-295 14.3 3.7 5.2
46 Drolenval 152 130 133-263 13.2 11.2 1.2
47 Haute Levée 151 202 305-507 11.4 5.6 3.6
48 Parc Artisanale de Harzé-northwest 149 199 211-396 11.1 5.6 3.3
49 Goesdorf-south 146 221 274-495 8.4 5.9 3.8
50 Wanne-north 145 143 334-477 12.4 9.8 1.5
51 Wanne-west 143 199 286-485 9.6 6.7 3.0
52 Bois d'Olne 143 172 116-284 14.1 4.1 4.1
53 Bierleux Haut 142 137 220-357 12.6 7.0 2.0
54 Hiereberg 141 152 347-499 12.2 8.2 1.9
55 Amermont 139 130 311-441 13.0 9.7 1.3
56 Werbomont-northeast 137 280 181-461 7.7 4.0 7.0
57 Cornesse 136 132 139-269 11.6 9.2 1.4
58 Monument Saint-Donat-east 135 193 270-463 8.6 5.7 3.4
59 Circuit de Francorchamps-southwest 134 155 318-471 13.3 6.1 2.5
60 Monument Saint-Donat-south 133 192 274-463 9.4 5.1 3.7
61 Saint-Roch 133 106 350-456 15.1 11.7 0.9
62 Hansez 133 138 116-254 13.4 7.3 1.9
63 Hédomont-southwest 131 182 313-493 10.1 5.4 3.3
64 Tancrémont 131 159 140-295 13.1 7.1 2.2
65 Val de Wanne 130 231 254-485 7.5 5.1 4.6
66 Col de Rideux-south 130 153 217-367 10.9 6.6 2.3
67 Rondehaie 130 167 157-321 13.3 6.4 2.6
68 Oneux 130 184 111-292 11.6 5.1 3.6
69 Mont 128 181 355-534 13.7 5.2 3.4
70 Maspelt-south 127 128 392-516 14.3 6.7 1.9
71 Ourberg-east 127 141 360-496 13.6 6.3 2.2
72 Ourberg-northeast 124 113 367-480 14.1 8.8 1.3
73 Tienne de Mont 120 192 87-274 11.2 4.4 4.2
74 Rüfensberg 120 185 368-521 8.9 4.5 3.4
75 La Fagnoul 119 163 219-380 10.7 5.4 3.0
76 Hédomont-north 118 144 350-494 11.0 5.5 2.6
77 Ancienne Barrière-west 117 233 259-490 6.1 4.8 4.8
78 Chemin de Haras 115 139 155-294 10.6 6.6 2.1
79 Habémont 114 126 261-385 12.0 6.6 1.9
80 Chemin des Moutons 113 101 269-370 14.1 9.0 1.1
81 Thier de la Principauté 112 105 340-445 11.8 10.1 1.0
82 Les Quartiers 112 181 313-494 9.4 5.0 3.6
83 Ancienne Barrière-southeast 112 163 327-483 12.2 4.8 3.3
84 Dorinne 111 116 167-278 11.2 9.6 1.2
85 Hives 111 186 225-406 7.8 4.7 3.8
86 Circuit de Francorchamps-south 110 134 337-471 10.2 7.7 1.7
87 Consthum-southwest 109 237 254-489 7.6 3.9 6.1
88 Xhierfomont-south 109 138 222-360 11.2 6.0 2.3
89 Steinkopf-north 107 140 367-507 10.5 6.3 2.2
90 Xhierfomont-north 107 171 189-360 8.3 5.3 3.2
91 Banneux-north 105 189 110-295 7.5 3.4 5.4
92 Arimont 105 153 395-537 8.6 4.7 3.0
93 Nocher-southwest 103 162 318-480 9.4 5.2 3.1
94 Ôneux-west 103 162 165-327 9.6 5.3 3.1
95 Gotale 102 136 120-256 10.5 6.8 2.0
96 Thömmerberg 101 120 392-512 12.3 6.7 1.8
97 Hazeilles 101 135 260-383 10.2 5.0 2.5
98 Xhierfomont-east 100 182 205-360 7.9 2.7 5.8
99 Mont le Soie-south 99 122 448-570 10.8 6.8 1.8
100 Chession-northwest 97 182 181-363 7.3 4.3 4.2
101 Wegnez 96 114 139-253 11.4 6.7 1.7
102 Chevofosse 96 135 300-427 9.8 4.4 2.9
103 Forêt 94 162 95-255 6.6 5.4 3.0
104 Bonnerue 94 172 302-472 6.5 4.0 4.3
105 Grihanster 93 102 116-218 13.4 6.3 1.6
106 Warnant 92 112 137-249 10.5 6.6 1.7
107 Maspelt-north 91 129 387-516 9.4 6.2 2.1
108 Etteberg 89 117 393-510 10.7 6.7 1.7
109 Eden Haute Meuse 89 89 119-206 12.6 9.2 0.9
110 Les Trys de Malonne 89 89 112-201 12.7 8.4 1.1
111 Ovifat 88 129 476-605 9.2 5.1 2.5
112 Les Waides 86 105 138-243 11.0 7.3 1.4
113 Malempré 86 78 444-522 13.5 9.3 0.8
114 Froisheid 85 114 116-228 11.5 5.0 2.2
115 Odeigne 80 112 422-530 8.8 5.6 1.9
116 Mormont 78 133 231-356 10.5 3.3 3.8
117 Fond de la Biche 77 84 99-183 12.2 7.9 1.1
118 Biertasètsche 76 74 349-423 13.4 8.8 0.8
119 Les Trys de Godinne 76 96 87-183 11.6 5.4 1.8
120 Gérin 75 153 119-267 6.4 4.2 3.6
121 Ferme de Haut 75 94 106-200 8.8 5.5 1.7
122 La Rouge Minière 73 110 218-328 8.9 5.9 1.9
123 Wavreumont 72 102 329-427 8.2 5.6 1.8
124 Barvaux 72 83 141-224 11.8 7.1 1.2
125 Durnal 71 117 175-286 8.5 4.8 2.3
126 les Camps-north 71 132 82-214 7.6 4.4 3.0
127 Mormont-west 71 147 271-418 6.1 4.3 3.4
128 Warre 69 118 152-270 7.0 5.5 2.2
129 Berg Clouse 69 70 220-290 13.4 7.1 1.0
130 Froidbermont 66 122 116-236 8.4 3.7 3.2
131 Mormont-southeast 66 114 302-416 7.5 5.4 2.1
132 Vaalserberg-west 63 102 221-321 7.8 4.6 2.2
133 Avenue des Trieux 62 64 143-207 10.9 9.5 0.7
134 Foy 62 81 138-219 11.1 4.7 1.7
135 Chêne 62 74 203-275 11.1 7.1 1.0
136 Route Merveilleuse 61 107 83-190 6.4 5.6 1.9
137 Rullen 61 64 183-247 12.0 5.4 1.2
138 Werbomont-north 60 163 309-470 5.4 2.4 6.8
139 Sy 59 104 127-231 6.7 5.4 1.9
140 Sur les Gevrais 59 99 298-397 7.0 4.9 2.0
141 Ulvend 56 92 130-219 8.3 4.9 1.8
142 Mabrouck 55 101 201-281 7.4 2.7 3.0
143 Bois du Roi 53 90 113-203 7.7 4.3 2.1
144 Bovenste Bos 52 80 166-246 7.5 6.4 1.3
145 Marie-Thérèse 52 78 196-274 8.2 5.3 1.5


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Rank Name of climb Diffi-
culty
(cep)
Height
(m)
foot-top
(m)
Steepest
300 m (%)
Mean
slope (%)
Length
(km)
1 Haussire par Rue Marguerite 313 303 226-503 13.0 6.8 4.1
2 Stockeu 257 227 281-508 15.4 10.2 2.2
3 Heiderscheid-northwest 241 254 263-517 12.2 8.7 2.9
4 Les Hézalles 218 241 257-494 16.9 5.2 4.6
5 Thier de Coo 217 214 252-466 14.6 8.3 2.6
6 Hénumont-north 214 229 281-508 12.5 8.7 2.6
7 Bourscheid-east 208 272 225-497 11.0 6.7 4.1
8 Kehmen-north 206 249 243-492 10.8 6.8 3.7
9 Bourscheid-northwest 205 254 243-497 10.8 7.6 3.3
10 Bourscheid-north 202 259 243-497 12.3 5.8 4.4
11 Rosier-southwest 201 368 205-562 8.8 3.8 9.5
12 Ferme Libert 199 149 355-504 16.2 12.0 1.2
13 sur Steppes 197 185 104-282 13.3 8.3 2.1
14 Rosier-north 195 302 260-562 10.5 5.5 5.5
15 Montagne de la Croix 194 148 101-249 17.6 9.9 1.5
16 Wèrhai 192 227 334-557 10.5 6.6 3.4
17 Ancienne Barrière-east 189 223 245-466 11.1 7.3 3.0
18 Col de Rideux-north 187 197 170-367 13.2 8.2 2.4
19 Schlindermanderscheid 187 224 236-460 10.9 8.0 2.8
20 Redoute 185 180 133-313 14.7 8.8 2.0
21 Hubermont 184 185 241-416 16.4 5.6 3.1
22 Lipperscheid-Dellt 182 255 225-478 9.5 6.5 3.9
23 Kehmen-southeast 181 262 249-508 10.0 5.2 5.0
24 La Vecquée-north 179 265 260-525 11.0 5.8 4.6
25 Ster-south 177 178 289-465 12.7 9.0 2.0
26 Wanne-south 176 213 318-495 11.6 5.0 3.6
27 La Vecquée-south 176 318 199-517 7.6 4.6 6.9
28 Ouren 176 168 327-495 13.3 7.4 2.3
29 Havelange-north 173 255 139-390 11.3 4.6 5.5
30 Mont le Soie-west 172 251 324-570 9.9 5.5 4.5
31 Mur des Sept Meuses 170 157 97-254 13.8 9.4 1.7
32 Heiderscheid-north 170 245 254-499 10.1 5.2 4.8
33 Triple Mur de Monty 170 141 114-255 14.3 10.1 1.4
34 Goesdorf-east 169 251 251-495 8.9 5.7 4.3
35 Lorcé 168 234 181-415 10.6 5.2 4.5
36 Heiderscheid-northeast 167 255 254-509 10.5 5.1 5.0
37 Ancienne Barrière-northwest 164 268 222-490 9.0 5.5 4.9
38 Rosier-east 162 255 307-562 8.4 5.9 4.4
39 Nocher-north 161 201 280-481 11.3 7.3 2.7
40 Les Deux Tiennes 161 179 84-251 13.9 4.6 3.7
41 Hoscheid 161 246 232-478 8.1 5.9 4.1
42 Bourscheid-south 158 256 249-497 9.3 4.7 5.3
43 Masseler 157 220 251-471 9.4 6.5 3.4
44 Alerberg 157 152 363-515 12.7 8.4 1.8
45 Banneux-northwest 153 201 102-295 14.3 3.7 5.2
46 Drolenval 152 130 133-263 13.2 11.2 1.2
47 Haute Levée 151 202 305-507 11.4 5.6 3.6
48 Parc Artisanale de Harzé-northwest 149 199 211-396 11.1 5.6 3.3
49 Goesdorf-south 146 221 274-495 8.4 5.9 3.8
50 Wanne-north 145 143 334-477 12.4 9.8 1.5
51 Wanne-west 143 199 286-485 9.6 6.7 3.0
52 Bois d'Olne 143 172 116-284 14.1 4.1 4.1
53 Bierleux Haut 142 137 220-357 12.6 7.0 2.0
54 Hiereberg 141 152 347-499 12.2 8.2 1.9
55 Amermont 139 130 311-441 13.0 9.7 1.3
56 Werbomont-northeast 137 280 181-461 7.7 4.0 7.0
57 Cornesse 136 132 139-269 11.6 9.2 1.4
58 Monument Saint-Donat-east 135 193 270-463 8.6 5.7 3.4
59 Circuit de Francorchamps-southwest 134 155 318-471 13.3 6.1 2.5
60 Monument Saint-Donat-south 133 192 274-463 9.4 5.1 3.7
61 Saint-Roch 133 106 350-456 15.1 11.7 0.9
62 Hansez 133 138 116-254 13.4 7.3 1.9
63 Hédomont-southwest 131 182 313-493 10.1 5.4 3.3
64 Tancrémont 131 159 140-295 13.1 7.1 2.2
65 Val de Wanne 130 231 254-485 7.5 5.1 4.6
66 Col de Rideux-south 130 153 217-367 10.9 6.6 2.3
67 Rondehaie 130 167 157-321 13.3 6.4 2.6
68 Oneux 130 184 111-292 11.6 5.1 3.6
69 Mont 128 181 355-534 13.7 5.2 3.4
70 Maspelt-south 127 128 392-516 14.3 6.7 1.9
71 Ourberg-east 127 141 360-496 13.6 6.3 2.2
72 Ourberg-northeast 124 113 367-480 14.1 8.8 1.3
73 Tienne de Mont 120 192 87-274 11.2 4.4 4.2
74 Rüfensberg 120 185 368-521 8.9 4.5 3.4
75 La Fagnoul 119 163 219-380 10.7 5.4 3.0
76 Hédomont-north 118 144 350-494 11.0 5.5 2.6
77 Ancienne Barrière-west 117 233 259-490 6.1 4.8 4.8
78 Chemin de Haras 115 139 155-294 10.6 6.6 2.1
79 Habémont 114 126 261-385 12.0 6.6 1.9
80 Chemin des Moutons 113 101 269-370 14.1 9.0 1.1
81 Thier de la Principauté 112 105 340-445 11.8 10.1 1.0
82 Les Quartiers 112 181 313-494 9.4 5.0 3.6
83 Ancienne Barrière-southeast 112 163 327-483 12.2 4.8 3.3
84 Dorinne 111 116 167-278 11.2 9.6 1.2
85 Hives 111 186 225-406 7.8 4.7 3.8
86 Circuit de Francorchamps-south 110 134 337-471 10.2 7.7 1.7
87 Consthum-southwest 109 237 254-489 7.6 3.9 6.1
88 Xhierfomont-south 109 138 222-360 11.2 6.0 2.3
89 Steinkopf-north 107 140 367-507 10.5 6.3 2.2
90 Xhierfomont-north 107 171 189-360 8.3 5.3 3.2
91 Banneux-north 105 189 110-295 7.5 3.4 5.4
92 Arimont 105 153 395-537 8.6 4.7 3.0
93 Nocher-southwest 103 162 318-480 9.4 5.2 3.1
94 Ôneux-west 103 162 165-327 9.6 5.3 3.1
95 Gotale 102 136 120-256 10.5 6.8 2.0
96 Thömmerberg 101 120 392-512 12.3 6.7 1.8
97 Hazeilles 101 135 260-383 10.2 5.0 2.5
98 Xhierfomont-east 100 182 205-360 7.9 2.7 5.8
99 Mont le Soie-south 99 122 448-570 10.8 6.8 1.8
100 Chession-northwest 97 182 181-363 7.3 4.3 4.2
101 Wegnez 96 114 139-253 11.4 6.7 1.7
102 Chevofosse 96 135 300-427 9.8 4.4 2.9
103 Forêt 94 162 95-255 6.6 5.4 3.0
104 Bonnerue 94 172 302-472 6.5 4.0 4.3
105 Grihanster 93 102 116-218 13.4 6.3 1.6
106 Warnant 92 112 137-249 10.5 6.6 1.7
107 Maspelt-north 91 129 387-516 9.4 6.2 2.1
108 Etteberg 89 117 393-510 10.7 6.7 1.7
109 Eden Haute Meuse 89 89 119-206 12.6 9.2 0.9
110 Les Trys de Malonne 89 89 112-201 12.7 8.4 1.1
111 Ovifat 88 129 476-605 9.2 5.1 2.5
112 Les Waides 86 105 138-243 11.0 7.3 1.4
113 Malempré 86 78 444-522 13.5 9.3 0.8
114 Froisheid 85 114 116-228 11.5 5.0 2.2
115 Odeigne 80 112 422-530 8.8 5.6 1.9
116 Mormont 78 133 231-356 10.5 3.3 3.8
117 Fond de la Biche 77 84 99-183 12.2 7.9 1.1
118 Biertasètsche 76 74 349-423 13.4 8.8 0.8
119 Les Trys de Godinne 76 96 87-183 11.6 5.4 1.8
120 Gérin 75 153 119-267 6.4 4.2 3.6
121 Ferme de Haut 75 94 106-200 8.8 5.5 1.7
122 La Rouge Minière 73 110 218-328 8.9 5.9 1.9
123 Wavreumont 72 102 329-427 8.2 5.6 1.8
124 Barvaux 72 83 141-224 11.8 7.1 1.2
125 Durnal 71 117 175-286 8.5 4.8 2.3
126 les Camps-north 71 132 82-214 7.6 4.4 3.0
127 Mormont-west 71 147 271-418 6.1 4.3 3.4
128 Warre 69 118 152-270 7.0 5.5 2.2
129 Berg Clouse 69 70 220-290 13.4 7.1 1.0
130 Froidbermont 66 122 116-236 8.4 3.7 3.2
131 Mormont-southeast 66 114 302-416 7.5 5.4 2.1
132 Vaalserberg-west 63 102 221-321 7.8 4.6 2.2
133 Avenue des Trieux 62 64 143-207 10.9 9.5 0.7
134 Foy 62 81 138-219 11.1 4.7 1.7
135 Chêne 62 74 203-275 11.1 7.1 1.0
136 Route Merveilleuse 61 107 83-190 6.4 5.6 1.9
137 Rullen 61 64 183-247 12.0 5.4 1.2
138 Werbomont-north 60 163 309-470 5.4 2.4 6.8
139 Sy 59 104 127-231 6.7 5.4 1.9
140 Sur les Gevrais 59 99 298-397 7.0 4.9 2.0
141 Ulvend 56 92 130-219 8.3 4.9 1.8
142 Mabrouck 55 101 201-281 7.4 2.7 3.0
143 Bois du Roi 53 90 113-203 7.7 4.3 2.1
144 Bovenste Bos 52 80 166-246 7.5 6.4 1.3
145 Marie-Thérèse 52 78 196-274 8.2 5.3 1.5

Geologically the Ardennes is a fairly flat area that has been uplifted since the Cretaceous period (110 million years ago). The resulting "plateau" is dissected by deep, often steep valleys eroded by rivers during the last few million years. It is striking that in Luxembourg villages often lie on the plateau and in Belgium along the rivers. Hence, in Belgium climbs tend to start in or near a village, while they tend to finish there in Luxembourg. The collection of climbs (most are called "côtes") on this website is not yet complete. For now, one of the rides to la Haussire is the hardest (313 cep), the Montagne de la Croix the steepest (17,6%) while the climb to the Rosier from the southwest wins in terms of elevation meters (368).