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Col de la Biche-west

CyclingUp: Col de la Biche-west

Region: French Alps
Climbing effort: 814 cep
Elevation meters: 1067
Steepest kilometer: 11.8%

Steepest 250 m: 13%
Foot: 247 m    Top: 1298 m
Mean slope: 5.6%
Length: 18.7 km

From: Artemare
Road conditions (2020): average
Other race bikers: 5-10 per hour
Motor vehicles: 10-30 per hour
Scenery and road: circle landscape (3/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes

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Col de la Biche-west

Profile Col de la Biche-west

The climb to the Col de la Biche from the west consists of two parts with different characters. The first part from Artemare to Brénaz (12.5 km) takes place between the meadows of the Valromey, offers panoramic views, especially to the south, and is, with the exception of the first 4.5 kilometers ending at Champagne-en-Valromey (4-8%), easy with an average gradient of 4.0%. The second part (another 6 kilometers), which begins a few hundred meters after Brénaz, runs through the forest on a narrow, almost continuously steep road. So you have to pedal hard for a while with an average slope of 8.8% and a steepest kilometer of 11.8%. The ride ends at the pass, which offers no view at all. The big asset of this climb is the almost complete lack of motorized traffic.

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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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