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Col du Wettstein-south

CyclingUp: Col du Wettstein-south

Region: Vosges
Climbing effort: 238 cep
Elevation meters: 432
Steepest kilometer: 6.4%

Steepest 250 m: 8%
Foot: 450 m    Top: 882 m
Mean slope: 5.3%
Length: 8.2 km

From: Stosswihr
Road conditions (2014): good
Other race bikers: 0-1 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 du Wettstein-south

Profile Col du Wettstein-south

This is not a very exiting climb. The elevation gain is limited (432 m) and the slope is mostly 6% and hardly more than that. The trip begins just south of Stosswihr where the D417 starts to get somewhat steeper (4%). During the first 3 kilometers we follow the D417, which is, due to the still densely populated area, quite busy here. The character abruptly changes when we take the D48 where it bifurcates from the D417. From there up to the col the road gains elevation with a number of hairpin bends (6), passing through farmlands. There are beautiful panoramas of the Vallée de Munster and traffic is scarce. A military cemetery for French soldiers perished during the First World War is situated at the col.

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