Col de la Biche

2022
Elevation profile Col de la Biche
Elevation profile Col de la Biche
Elevation profile Col de la Biche
947
difficulty points
7.7%
avg. gradient
13.1%
steepest 100 meters
13.2km
length
1019m
total ascent

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2022

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Col de la Biche is a climb in the region Ain. It is 13.2km long and bridges 1019 vertical meters with an average gradient of 7.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 947. The top of the ascent is located at 1309 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 3 reviews of this climb and uploaded 2 photos.

Road names: Au granges de la Ladaz & D123

3.0 by Jparr
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
A not so well known climb, but nevertheless pretty tough. I did it in combination with the Grand Colombier (this one started from Artemare). This climb starts with a small road from Gignez where the percentages are immediately quite high (about 12%). Recovering is difficult because the rest of the... read more
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Col de la Biche
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Statistics

Col de la Biche from Gignez
This climb
Ain
144 climbs
Jura
463 climbs
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
2656 climbs
France
12901 climbs
Europe
45506 climbs
Difficulty points
947
rank
5
rank
15
rank
85
41% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
148
41% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
972
Average gradient
7.7%
rank
24
rank
94
rank
514
rank
2003
rank
7597
74% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
13.2km
rank
22
rank
45
rank
307
72% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
665
72% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
3019
Total ascent
1019m
rank
6
20% less ascent than
Col du Grand Colombier
rank
10
20% less ascent than
Col du Grand Colombier
rank
128
51% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
235
51% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1283

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
18 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:53:08
11 km/h 01:11:59
15 km/h 00:52:47
19 km/h 00:41:40

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Reviews (3)

WormDictateur
11 Mo 3.0
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What a piece of shit!
The first slopes at 13% get you into the swing of things straight away, after that it's with what's left...
There are no great views up there, but there are some pretty mountain pastures.
Big gravel section in July 2023 :(

Une belle saloperie!
Les premières pentes à 13% vous mettent tout de suite dans le bain, après c'est avec ce qu'il reste...
Pas de grand panorama là-haut mais de jolis alpages.
Grosse section gravillonnée en juillet 2023 :(

jurgend
1 y 3.0

100% accurate review from Jparr
Nice climb, road in pretty good condition, very little traffic.
Did it on a very sunny and hot day....best is do take the climb in the morning, and you get plenty of sections in the shade of the trees.

the view at the top is....well...nothing to see :-) , for views goto the nearby Grand Colombier ... nevertheless the climb is a nice one

Col de la Biche
Col de la Biche
Jparr
2 y 3.0
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A not so well known climb, but nevertheless pretty tough. I did it in combination with the Grand Colombier (this one started from Artemare). This climb starts with a small road from Gignez where the percentages are immediately quite high (about 12%). Recovering is difficult because the rest of the climb you will be cycling at about 10%%. The signs along the road telling you what is coming up the next kilometre are not really motivating.
The climb has two peaks. The first comes after the tough 10 km, after which a short descent and last few hundred meters you ride to the second top. I cycled the climb at the end of the morning and it can be very hot in summer. In some parts you can take shelter under the trees, also on the other side of the road. There is hardly any traffic. You have at times a beautiful view over the Rhone. Despite the fact that there are two summits, neither has a beautiful view, which was disappointing after 10 km.

Een niet zo bekende klim, maar desalniettemin behoorlijk zwaar. Ik deed hem in combinatie met de Grand Colombier (deze gestart vanuit Artemare). Deze klim begint met een smal straatje vanuit Gignez waar de percentages meteen flink hoog zijn (ongeveer 12%). Herstellen is lastig, want de rest van de klim blijf je tegen ongeveer 10% op fietsen. De bordjes langs de weg met wat er de komende kilometer volgt motiveren dan ook niet echt.
De klim kent twee "pieken". De eerste komt na de zware 10 kilometer, waarna een korte afdaling en laatste venijnige paar honderd meter rijd je naar de tweede top. Ik fietste de klim aan het eind van de ochtend en het kan dan in de zomer erg warm zijn. Op sommige stukken kun je wel beschutting zoeken onder de bomen, ook aan de andere kant van de weg. Verkeer is er namelijk nauwelijks. Je hebt bij tijd een wijlen een mooi uitzicht over de Rhone. Ondanks dat er twee "toppen" zijn heeft geen van beiden een mooi uitzicht, dat was teleurstellend na 10 kilometer afzien.