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CyclingUp: Wilhelmshöhe-west

Region: Black Forest
Climbing effort: 307 cep
Elevation meters: 513
Steepest kilometer: 9.5%

Steepest 250 m: 11%
Foot: 470 m    Top: 974 m
Mean slope: 4.3%
Length: 11.7 km

From: Oberprechtal-Dorf
Road conditions (2014): good
Other race bikers: 0-1 per hour
Motor vehicles: 10-30 per hour
Scenery and road: circle landscape (4/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes

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Profile Wilhelmshöhe-west

The Prechtal is an utterly beautiful, typical Black Forest valley. There is, of course, a small river (Elz) and the road is tranquil. The largest part of the climb to the Wilhelmshöhe-west follows this valley southward, beginning in Oberprechtal-Dorf. The first few kilometers are characterized by farmlands and a gently sloping road (mostly 2-3%). More towards the head of the valley forests replace the farmlands and there is a steeper part (8%). An abrupt end to this peaceful way of climbing comes when we take, on the left hand side, a unsigned shortcut to the pass. Suddenly, climbing becomes a challenge with a slope of approximately 10% during some 1500 meters. A few hundred meters after this stretch the col is reached (974 m). For those, who find this shortcut to hard, the main road offers a good alternative.

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