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les Confins

CyclingUp: les Confins

Region: French Alps
Climbing effort: 353 cep
Elevation meters: 508
Steepest kilometer: 10.3%

Steepest 250 m: 11%
Foot: 959 m    Top: 1464 m
Mean slope: 5.6%
Length: 9.1 km

From: St-Jean-de-Sixt
Road conditions (2019): average
Other race bikers: 0-1 per hour
Motor vehicles: >180 per hour
Scenery and road: circle landscape (2/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no

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les Confins

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The climb from St-Jean-de-Sixt to les Confins is not really difficult with only 508 elevation meters. The first three kilometers from St-Jean to La Clusaz are even easy (2-4%). After this winter sports resort, the road becomes a little steeper (6-7%) and two kilometers further on, just before the first hairpin turn, the hardest part of the ascent begins. Here the steepest kilometer of the trip (10.3%) is found. After that, the remaining more than two kilometers are not really hard (4-8%). Unfortunately there are buildings along the street almost everywhere. In addition, the road is quite busy so the tour is not the most scenic one. However, after Clusaz there is a beautiful view of the Chaîne des Aravis.

The climb can be extended with the ride from Thônes to St-Jean-de-Sixt. That adds another 164 climb effort points (cep) and 332 elevation meters. Unfortunately, this extension takes place on a road with a lot of fast driving traffic in an unimpressive landscape.

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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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