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Col de la Cayolle-south

CyclingUp: Col de la Cayolle-south

Region: French Alps
Climbing effort: 912 cep
Elevation meters: 1290
Steepest kilometer: 8.7%

Steepest 250 m: 10%
Foot: 1036 m    Top: 2326 m
Mean slope: 6.4%
Length: 20.3 km

From: Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes
Road conditions (2013): average
Other race bikers: 1-5 per hour
Motor vehicles: 10-30 per hour
Scenery and road: circle landscape (3/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no

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Col de la Cayolle-south

Profile Col de la Cayolle-south

This climb bridges a large number of elevation meters (1290 m). Since there are few cars and road conditions are fair, it certainly is appropriate for race bikers. The first 6 kilometers with a slope between 3 and 5% are not but a warming up. Then, in Entraunes climbing becomes more serious with a slope of 8% for most of the remaining 13 kilometers and ~1000 elevation meters. With ~5 km to go, the road bends to the left to aim for the col making some hair pin turns. Road conditions are fair and, perhaps because I was late, I saw no other race bikers.

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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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