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Col d'Ornon-south

CyclingUp: Col d'Ornon-south

Region: French Alps
Climbing effort: 304 cep
Elevation meters: 574
Steepest kilometer: 7.9%

Steepest 250 m: 9%
Foot: 806 m    Top: 1367 m
Mean slope: 3.9%
Length: 14.5 km

From: Entraigues
Road conditions (2015): good
Other race bikers: 5-10 per hour
Motor vehicles: 30-60 per hour
Scenery and road: circle landscape (2/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes

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Col d'Ornon-south

Profile Col d'Ornon-south

This is actually a fairly easy ascent but this is not true for someone who is already really tired at the foot of the climb, like me in 2015. The ride can be divided into two sections. For the first nine kilometers the more or less straight road heads northward through the valley of the Malsanne and has a small gradient (mostly 3%). Then a gradual transition takes place to somewhat more serious climbing in the last three or four kilometers, which run up to the pass in some big zigzags. This part looks less steep than it really is because the open landscape offers little reference. Meanwhile, the slope secretly reaches 7 to 8%.

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Camping Les Erables . Tip! Ideal starting point for Col du Grand Colombier and Col de la Biche. Warm hospitality and swimming pool nearby.

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