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Vallée du Cristillan

CyclingUp: Vallée du Cristillan

Region: French Alps
Climbing effort: 719 cep
Elevation meters: 956
Steepest kilometer: 10.5%

Steepest 250 m: 13%
Foot: 1057 m    Top: 2009 m
Mean slope: 6.4%
Length: 14.8 km

From: Maison du Roi
Road conditions (2020): moderate
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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Vallée du Cristillan

Profile Vallée du Cristillan

The climb through the Vallée du Cristillan is very beautiful, especially the last part of the ascent, which starts at the turnoff into the Vallée de Mélezet. Mountains, a stream and tranquillity characterize this part of the climb. The turnoff to the Vallée de Mélezet is reached after eight kilometers of cycling, near Ceillac. Continue from there for about a kilometer on the D260, leaving Ceillac on your right-hand side and l'Ochette on your left-hand side. Then head into a narrow valley (Vallée du Cristillan) and you will have to climb a steep ramp, which includes a 250 meter segment of 13%. After that, the road, which is often of poor quality, gets less steep and this doesn't change anymore on the remaining five kilometers (4-7%). The finish lies at the end of the asphalt at an altitude of 2009 meters. The part of the climb described here above is preceded by a ride on the D60, starting in the valley of the Guil and ending at the turnoff mentioned above. In this first part the first six kilometers are quite steep (mostly 8-9%).

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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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