Elevation profile Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Elevation profile Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Elevation profile Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
696
difficulty points
5.7%
avg. gradient
10%
steepest 100 meters
18.9km
length
1079m
total ascent

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Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay is a climb in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is 18.9km long and bridges 1079 vertical meters with an average gradient of 5.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 696. The top of the ascent is located at 1236 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 5 photos.

Road names: D 7 & Route du Col de l'Œillon

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
Hello cycling friends. I know this climb well as I ride it regularly. Without any major difficulty from Chavannay to Pelussin where the percentages do not exceed 5%, the climb remains gentle for 3 kms after Pelussin. Then we turn left and things start to get serious, it's time to face the ... read more
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Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay

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Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
This climb
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
1559 climbs
Massif Central
1082 climbs
France
6153 climbs
Europe
24931 climbs
Difficulty points
696
1
rank
186
57% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
5
rank
338
57% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1683
Average gradient
5.7%
rank
760
66% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
353
rank
2393
rank
9749
81% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
18.9km
rank
81
60% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
42
46% shorter than
Mont Aigoual from Le Vigan
rank
190
60% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
796
Total ascent
1079m
rank
87
48% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
7
rank
169
48% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
795

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
5 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Climbing times

7 km/h 02:42:11
11 km/h 01:43:12
15 km/h 01:15:41
19 km/h 00:59:45

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Reviews/stories (2)

COLETMONTEE
3 Mo 00:55:00 (20.6km/h)
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Hello cycling friends.
I know this climb well as I ride it regularly.
Without any major difficulty from Chavannay to Pelussin where the percentages do not exceed 5%, the climb remains gentle for 3 kms after Pelussin.
Then we turn left and things start to get serious, it's time to face the 10kms of climb "non stop" that is to say one hour at 10km/h of average or 41 min at 15 km/h...
A straight line of 2 kms at 7% with no shadow to start with (up to the farm) sets the tone where a small flat spot of 50m allows you to take a breather before starting again for 1.5kms still at 7% up to the right-hand bend where another 2 kms in a quasi straight line will be crossed up to the Collet crossroads (the "Chalet Reynard de l'oeillon!), which marks a new 50m flat spot, a welcome break.
Up to now the surface was of good quality and allowed a good performance, from the Collet onwards the rest will be different with a kind of corrugated iron that will make you feel like you are climbing a 9% slope when in reality it is only 7,5%, in short you will lose at least one km/h with the same effort!
It's the halfway point and 5 kms remain to be covered with only 2 bends that will give you the impression of going up in a straight line, (plus the corrugated iron!) it's interminable!
The only good news will be the milestone that marks the last kilometre which announces a 2% slope to finish which will allow you to show off if your wife or girlfriend is waiting for you at the pass!
You will be able to make her believe that you have ridden "full ball" if you still have some juice left to accelerate on the finish.
For me, this is a fantastic climb, the most beautiful and the most difficult in the region with more than 1000m of difference in altitude from the bottom and for the amateurs, the possibility of going back down the other side to join Pelussin via Varane because the road is magnificent on this side too.
Have a good time.
Col et Montée.

Bonjour amis cyclistes.
Je connais bien cette montée pour la faire régulièrement.
Sans difficulté majeure de Chavannay à Pelussin où les pourcentages ne dépassent pas 5%, la montée reste encore douce sur 3 kms après Pelussin.
La on tourne à gauche et les choses sérieuses commencent, c'est parti pour affronter les 10kms de montée "non stop" soit une heure à 10km/h de moyenne ou 41 min à 15 km/h...
Une ligne droite de 2 kms à 7% sans ombre pour commencer (jusqu'à la ferme) donne le ton où un petit replat de 50m permets de souffler un peu avant de reprendre pour 1,5kms toujours à 7% jusqu'au virage à droite où à nouveau 2 kms en quasi ligne droite seront a franchir jusqu'au croisement du Collet (le "Chalet Reynard de l'oeillon!) qui marque un nouveau petit replat de 50m bienvenu pour souffler.
Bon jusque la le revêtement était plutôt de bonne qualité et permettait un bon rendement, à partir du Collet la suite sera différente avec une espèce de tôle ondulée qui vous fera l'impression de gravir une pente à 9% alors qu'elle ne fait en réalité que 7,5%, bref vous perdrez au moins un km/h à effort identique!
C'est la mi parcours et 5 kms restent à franchir avec 2 virages seulement qui vous donneront l'impression de monter en ligne droite, (plus la tôle ondulée!) c'est interminable!
La seule bonne nouvelle sera la borne qui marque le dernier kilomètre qui annonce une pente à 2% pour finir ce qui vous permettra de faire le beau si votre femme ou votre copine vous attend au col!
Vous pourrez lui faire croire que vous avez monté "pleine balle" s'il vous reste encore un peu de jus pour accélérer sur le finish.
Voilà pour moi c'est une formidable ascension, la plus belle et la plus difficile de la région avec plus de 1000m de dénivelé depuis le bas et pour les amateurs une possibilité de redescendre par l'autre versant pour rejoindre Pelussin par Varane car la route est magnifique de ce côté la aussi.
Amusez vous bien.
Col et Montée.

Weebridge
5 Mo 01:43:00 (11km/h)
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Long climb, clear indication of how steep the next km is, starts calm last 7km are 7% and more and at 4km you get a stretch of 8.5%. In the first part there is some traffic, after one third it is very quiet.

Lange klim, duidelijke aanduiding hoe stijl volgende km is, begint rustig laatste 7km zijn 7% en meer en op 4km krijg je een stuk van 8,5%. In eerste deel nog wat verkeer na een derde heel rustig

Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay
Col de l'Oeillon from Chavanay

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