Col de la Chaudière from Saillans

Elevation profile Col de la Chaudière from Saillans
Elevation profile Col de la Chaudière from Saillans
Elevation profile Col de la Chaudière from Saillans
558
difficulty points
6.7%
avg. gradient
11.6%
steepest 100 meter
11.5km
length
770m
total ascent

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Col de la Chaudière from Saillans is a climb in the region French Alps. It is 11.5km long and bridges 770 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 558. The top of the ascent is located at 1046 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 8 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 4 photos.

Road name: D156

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
I have ridden this col several times in recent years. Very difficult but very satisfying when you get to the top. In the last 3 kilometres, there is a tricky part of 11%. This year, it is back on the agenda. Be sure to go early. ... read more
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Col de la Chaudière from Saillans
Col de la Chaudière from Saillans
Col de la Chaudière from Saillans
Col de la Chaudière from Saillans

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Statistics

Col de la Chaudière from Saillans
This climb
French Alps
1042 climbs
Alps
2673 climbs
France
4403 climbs
Europe
16199 climbs
Difficulty points
558
2
rank
287
65% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1162
rank
477
65% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1868
Average gradient
6.7%
rank
352
60% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
1291
69% less steep than
Muro di Lundo from Lundo
rank
923
60% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
3938
76% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
11.5km
rank
294
76% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
841
rank
706
76% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2032
Total ascent
770m
rank
232
63% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
867
64% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
416
63% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1513
72% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
5 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

88% 13% 0%
Based on 8 votes
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Traffic

100% 0% 0%
Based on 7 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:38:51
11 km/h 01:02:54
15 km/h 00:46:08
19 km/h 00:36:25

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Reviews/stories (8)

BasdeZwart
5 Mo
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I have ridden this col several times in recent years. Very difficult but very satisfying when you get to the top. In the last 3 kilometres, there is a tricky part of 11%. This year, it is back on the agenda. Be sure to go early.

Ik heb deze col de laatste jaren verschillende keren gereden. Erg lastig maar wel een grote voldoening als je boven bent. In de laatste 3 kilometer zit een lastig stuk van 11%. Ook dit jaar staat hij weer op de agenda. Ga vooral vroeg.

Servaas
1 y
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Good climb, here and there a bit steeper than the graph indicates.

Prima klim, hier en daar wat steiler dan de grafiek aangeeft

NielsV
1 y 00:51:20 (13.5km/h)
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Today I climbed this climb 2x from the south side (saillans). Nice climb. Little traffic. Asphalt on this side is fine. Unlike the north side from Bourdeaux, there is much loose gravel, especially in the descent is dangerous.
From Saillans beautiful climb. Bit irregular. Parts of 11-13pct are followed by parts of 3-4 pct. All in all a nice climb.

Vandaag deze klim 2x vanaf de zuidkant (saillans) beklommen. Mooie klim. Weinig verkeer. Asfalt aan deze kant is prima. In tegenstelling tot de noordkant vanuit Bourdeaux, daar ligt veel Los grind, wat zeker in de afdaling gevaarlijk is.
Vanuit Saillans prachtige klim. Beetje onregelmatig. Stukken van 11-13pct worden opgevolgd door stukken van 3-4 pct. Al met al een leuke klim.

Andre
10 Mo
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Hey Niels , I climbed the col de la Chaudiere 3 times in July 2020 from Bourdeaux and at the top, the 3rd time I met a pro from South America and he also told me that from Saillans, there were some quite steep parts in it of more than 10% and it was also harder from Saillans ( also more altimeters , 770 versus 647 ). But it is a beautiful area for cycling. This year, if corona allows it, I'm going to cycle in the area around Sahune and apparently even more beautiful surroundings than around Bourdeaux and also in the Drome.

Hey Niels , ik heb in juli 2020 3 keer vanuit Bourdeaux de col de la Chaudiere beklommen en boven was ik de 3de keer een prof uit Zuid-Amerika tegen gekomen en hij zij me ook dat er vanuit Saillans enkele vrij steile stukken in zaten van meer dan 10% en hij vanuit Saillans ook zwaarder was ( ook meer hoogtemeters , 770 tegenover 647 ). Maar een prachtige omgeving om te fietsen . Dit jaar, als corona het toelaat, ga ik fietsen in de streek rond Sahune en blijkbaar nog een mooiere omgeving dan rond Bourdeaux en tevens ook in de Drome.

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Coen Hogers
2 y
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It is indeed a nasty climb if you leave late. There are some really tough kilometers. Nice to have done though

Het is inderdaad een vervelende klim als je laat vertrekt. Er zitten echt lastige kilometers bij. Wel mooi om gedaan te hebben

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Ruud Zanders
4 y
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My first Col. I have cycled before in southern Limburg and around Liege. I cycled up it with a mountain bike and that went well. Started from Saillans. Beautiful surroundings, good road surface and no extreme percentages. Because of the heat it is wise to take enough water with you.

Mijn eerste Col. Wel al vaker in zuid Limburg en rondom Luik gefietst. Ik ben er met een mountainbike tegenop gefietst en dat ging prima. Gestart vanaf Saillans. Mooie omgeving, goed wegdek en geen extreme percentages. Vanwege de warmte is het wel verstandig om voldoende water mee te nemen.

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Joris van Enst
4 y
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I climbed this col on the same day from both sides on my /santos touring bike. It went very well. Warm, but if you can handle it, it is not so bad. View is great. in descent a bit of caution, because road surface is not super. Highly recommended. If you at the foot of the mountain, in Saillans, sharp right turn the D776 on you come in Chastel Arnoud. Beautiful whole village with clear (potable) water from the source. There is also a good restaurant. So.....

Ik heb deze col op dezelfde dag van beide kanten beklommen op mijn /santos tourfiets. Ging erg lekker. Wel warm, maar als je daar tegen kan dan valt het wel mee. Uitzicht geweldig. bij afdaling wel een beetje oppassen, want wegdek is niet super. Wel een aanrader. Als je aan de voet van de berg, in Saillans, scherp rechts gaat de D776 op kom je in Chastel Arnoud. Prachtig heel dorpje met helder (potable) water uit de bron. Er is ook een goed restaurant. Dus.....

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Bert Broekema
6 y
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Very nice climb, but because of the heat during the day quite heavy. I have climbed it 3 times now and once from Bourdeaux, very nice, fantastic nature and good road with little traffic. Also recommended and even quieter: col de penne beautiful nature and super quiet.

Erg leuke klim, maar door de warmte overdag best zwaar. Heb hem nu 3 keer beklommen en 1 keer vanuit Bourdeaux, erg mooi, fantastische natuur en goed wegdek met weinig verkeer. Ook aan te raden en nog rustiger: col de penne schitterende natuur en super rustig.

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