Col de Joux Plane

Elevation profile Col de Joux Plane
Elevation profile Col de Joux Plane
Elevation profile Col de Joux Plane
945
difficulty points
8.7%
avg. gradient
15.5%
steepest 100 meter
11.5km
length
997m
total ascent

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Col de Joux Plane is a climb in the region Haute Savoie. It is 11.5km long and bridges 997 vertical meters with an average gradient of 8.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 945. The top of the ascent is located at 1697 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 13 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 11 photos.

Road name: D354

by PONPON
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
Climb classified out of category by the Tour de France. A must do. The second part is the steepest because > 9%... read more
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Col de Joux Plane from Samoens
This climb
Haute Savoie
114 climbs
French Alps
1052 climbs
Alps
2707 climbs
France
4568 climbs
Europe
17101 climbs
Difficulty points
945
HC
rank
5
rank
63
41% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
427
rank
100
41% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
590
Average gradient
8.7%
rank
17
49% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
84
49% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
606
67% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
247
49% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
1604
68% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
11.5km
rank
28
rank
297
76% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
856
rank
715
76% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2119
Total ascent
997m
rank
6
27% less ascent than
Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée
rank
120
52% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
487
53% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
197
52% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
801
64% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
19 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

100% 0% 0%
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Traffic

67% 33% 0%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:38:28
11 km/h 01:02:40
15 km/h 00:45:57
19 km/h 00:36:16

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Reviews/stories (13)

Titouan-GBN
4 Mo 00:46:50 (14.7km/h)
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Very beautiful and intense ascent. The crossing of the forest leads to a magnificent panorama at the top.

Très belle ascension très intense. La traversé de la forêt mène à un magnifique panorama au sommet.

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Titouan-GBN
4 Mo 00:46:35 (14.8km/h)
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Short but intense climb!
Climb through a forest, magnificent arrival with a beautiful panorama.

Ascension courte mais intense !
Montée à travers une forêt, arrivée magnifique avec un très beau panorama.

JamieM
4 Mo

Very nice climb this. Great road surface, and at the start of September, only a small amount of traffic - although I heard from the locals that it's horrendous in the peak of summer!

The average gradient would put this at a fairly tough climb, but it's one you can take quite easily spinning in the lowest gear. Spoilt for views of the valley for the first half before you get high enough to see Mont Blanc in the distance. Amazing sight and you'll want to stop for a photo.

Great views at the top as well, and a nice cafe with spectacular views back across the valley.

While there is a reasonable amount of shade on this climb, best to tackle in the morning when it's cooler. Would be a nightmare during the afternoon heat with the sun on your back.

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pverkleij
5 Mo
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Wonderfully challenging climb where it's hard to get into your rhythm. Beautiful views and right in the sun, so vans fill up as you go up!

Prachtige uitdagende klim waar het moeilijk is om in je ritme te komen. Mooie uitzichten en pal in de zon, dus busjes vullen als je omhoog gaat!

ankertiel
8 Mo 00:55:00 (12.5km/h)
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Fully packed we arrived from Hotel de France in Thonon in a week of rain via a small collie of 1000m in Samoëns and asked the bicycle mechanic for the Joux Plane which seemed to be rather hidden.
Impossible with this luggage, we had no objections and accepted the challenge, after all, we had already cycled 1200km through the Ardennes, Vosges and Jura. The rain didn't feel like a day off and halfway I increased the pace and Koos had to let go, best to keep the engine warm because the rain turned into snow around 1000m, 26 was the max for the rear and 42 for the front.
In less than an hour and a nasty end, descending and climbing again.
Mountain restaurant made up for a lot with farmhouse crepes and a lovely Marianne with a group of drenched school children and another leader. Unfortunately due to limited budget I couldn't order a bus from the valley as I had to deal with the kids going back to Morzine. I saw her start the way back and hardly dared to look her in the eye "guilty" as I felt, and as in so many almost romances uphill, this one also fell apart. A week later we were back in Morzine with beautiful weather and she was replaced by la Dame and blanche in the disco in Morzine. Every day the legs grew stronger with so much resistance from 20kg of luggage.

Volbepakt kwamen we vanaf Hotel de France in Thonon al in een week lang regen via een colletje van 1000m in Samoëns en vroegen bij de fietsenmaker naar de de Joux Plane die nogal verdekt opgesteld leek.
Impossible il disait avec ce bagage, il faut aller aux Gets, daar hadden we weinig oren naar en gingen de uitdaging aan, we hadden er tenslot al zo'n 1200km op zitten door Ardennen, Vogezen en Jura. De regen had nog weinig zin in een snipperdag en halverwege verhoogde ik het tempo en Koos moest lossen, best de motor op temperatuur houden want de regen veranderde dra in sneeuw rond de 1000m, 26 was de max achter en voor 42.
In een klein uurtje en een vervelend eind, dalen en nog eens klimmen.
Bergrestaurant maakte veel goed met boeren crêpes en een mooie Marianne met een groep doordrenkte schoolkinderen en nog een leider. Door een beperkt budget kon ik helaas geen bus bestellen vanuit het dal want had het te doen met de kinderen die terug naar Morzine moesten. Zie haar nog de terugweg aanvangen en durfde haar amper aan te kijken "schuldig" als ik me voelde en zoals in zoveel bijna romances bergop ging ook deze teniet. Week later waren we terug in Morzine met prachtig weer en werd zij vervangen door la Dame en blanche in de disco in Morzine, wat nou fietsen afzien? Elke dag groeiden de benen bij zoveel.weerstand van 20kg bagage.

Robert
8 Mo
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There are some mountains that are just not comfortable. For me, this is definitely one of them, although the scenery is really beautiful. There is just no rhythm and the course is completely unpredictable. Finding the start is a bit tricky, but with the help of some locals I managed. Well, and then the climb. Parts of the climb were constant, parts of the climb were suddenly very steep, there were some crazy corners; I felt like I was being taken for a ride all the time. And then, when you reach the top, you can descend a bit and then you have to go up again. Typical! But it is an evocative climb with a lot of history and therefore an absolute must-do! Look around you, because the views are spectacular. Descent to Morzine is just as unpredictable, but fun to do!

Je hebt van die bergen, die gewoon niet lekker liggen. Voor mij is dit daar zeker één van, alhoewel het qua omgeving echt prachtig is. Er zit gewoon geen enkel ritme in en het verloop is volkomen onvoorspelbaar. Het vinden van de start is al wat lastig, maar met behulp van een paar locals lukte dat. Tsja, en dan de klim. Stukken constant, stukken met opeens hele steile passages, gekke bochten; ik had het idee continu in de maling te worden genomen. En dan ben je bij de top, mag je een stuk dalen en moet je toch weer een stuk omhoog. Kenmerkend! Maar wel een tot de verbeelding sprekende klim met veel historie en daarom absoluut een must-do! Kijk ook om je heen, want de uitzichten zijn spectaculair. Afdaling naar Morzine is trouwens net zo onvoorspelbaar, maar leuk om te doen!

TomLabeeuw
8 Mo
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Very hard climb, especially if you do it at the end of your ride. Be sure to fill up the water bottles in Samoëns, because the climb is right in the sun.
Climb begins in the village itself and later come the hairpin bends. Definitely a beautiful view, but unfortunately I was at the end of m's rope because of too little fluid. At the top of the mountain hut I drank a lot and enjoyed the view. Descent towards Morzine is careful because of irregular bends. Very good road surface, definitely not to be missed climb.

Loodzware klim, zeker als je hem op het einde van je rit doet. Vul zeker de waterflessen bij in Samoëns, want de klim ligt pal in de zon.
Klim begint al in het dorp zelf en wat later komen de haarspeldbochten. Vast en zeker een prachtig uitzicht, maar ik was helaas op het einde van m'n latijn wegens te weinig vocht. Boven aan de berghut veel gedronken en genoten van het uitzicht. Afdaling richting Morzine is opletten wegens onregelmatige bochten. Heel goed wegdek, zeker niet te missen klim.

PONPON
9 Mo
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Climb classified out of category by the Tour de France.
A must do. The second part is the steepest because > 9%

Montée classée hors catégorie par le tour de France.
A faire absolument. la seconde partie est la plus raide car > 9%

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PelotonDesArdennes
1 y
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Ridden in September 2020. Can agree that it is a beautiful col - definitely put it on your bucket list!
At the top there is a small lake to take a breather and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

in september 2020 gereden. Kan beamen dat het pracht van een col is - zeker op je bucketlist zetten!
bovenaan een meertje om even uit te blazen en te genieten van de geweldige omgeving.

Inuk
1 y
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What a beautiful climb. Spectacular views of Mont Blanc in good weather. Regularly 13% and longer parts 11. Great to do and hardly any traffic.

Wat een prachtige klim. Met mooi weer spectaculaire uitzichtennover de Mont Blanc. Regelmatig 13% en langere delen 11. %. Geweldig om te doen en nauwelijks verkeer.

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BRB
2 y
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The road surface is renewed for the tour in 2015. In short, good road surface and nice in terms of environment varied climb. From Morzine it's a different story, a lot of variation and a lot harder.

Het wegdek is vernieuwd t.b.v. de tour in 2015. Kortom goed wegdek en leuke qua omgeving variërende klim. Vanuit Morzine is het andere koek, veel afwisselingen en een stuk moeilijker

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Albert
3 y
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August 2018. Road surface is of excellent quality. Highly recommended lunch at the top of the restaurant with great views of Mont Blanc in clear weather.

Augustus 2018. Wegdek is van prima kwaliteit. Aanrader is een lunch boven in het restaurant met bij helder weer een prachtig uitzicht op de Mont Blanc.

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Arthur
4 y
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For the start of the 'official' climb you need to cycle from Taninges all the way through the village of Samoëns until you reach the D354. From here, the climb starts. The climb is very steady and the percentage varies between 7 and 9 percent. The climb is a 'runner' as former cyclist and commentator Maarten Ducrot would indicate. Nowhere really difficult but by the length (13 km) and steepness you will feel this climb!
In contrast to what this site says, the road surface (2017) is fantastic!

Voor het begin van de 'officiële' klim moet je vanuit Taninges even helemaal door het dorpje Samoëns fietsen totdat je bij de D354 bent. Vanaf hier begint de klim. De klim is heel gelijkmatig en het percentage varieert tussen de 7 en 9 procent. De klim is een 'loper 'zoals oud wielrenner en commentator Maarten Ducrot zou aangeven. Nergens echt moeilijk maar door de lengte (13 km) en stijgingspercentage ga je deze klim wel voelen!
In tegenstelling wat er op deze site staat ligt het wegdek (2017) er fantastisch bij!

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