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Col de Pontis-north

CyclingUp: Col de Pontis-north

Region: French Alps
Climbing effort: 419 cep
Elevation meters: 496
Steepest kilometer: 11.2%

Steepest 250 m: 12%
Foot: 805 m    Top: 1301 m
Mean slope: 7.1%
Length: 7.0 km

From: les Eygoires
Road conditions (2020): average
Other race bikers: 1-5 per hour
Motor vehicles: <10 per hour
Scenery and road: circle landscape (4/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no

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Col de Pontis-north

Profile Col de Pontis-north

From the north the climb to the Col de Pontis (419 climb effort points or cep) is easier than from the south (492 cep). Because the number of meters in altitude is almost the same, the difference is caused by the slope. While in the ascent from the south the slope mostly fluctuates around 10%, in the ascent from the north 9% are only exceeded in a section just past the hamlet of Pontis. However, this section includes a kilometer with a gradient of 11.2%. The ride begins on the road (D954), which runs from Savines-le-Lac along the south coast of the reservoir, in the locality of Les Eygoires. From there we first cycle 2.5 kilometers on the D954 (2-9%) and then turn sharply to the left. During the next 2.5 kilometers a narrow road, surrounded by meadows and some forest (including a beech forest), leads to Pontis. After Pontis the already mentioned steepest part of the ride with a breathtaking panorama over the reservoir and the mountains beyond follows. The final half kilometer of the climb is almost horizontal and ends at the pass, which is only indicated with a tiny sign.

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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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