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Col de la Colombière

Elevation profile Col de la Colombière
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Elevation profile Col de la Colombière
594
difficulty points
6%
avg. gradient
16.6%
steepest 100 meters
11.8km
length
705m
total ascent

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Col de la Colombière is a climb in the region Annecy. It is 11.8km long and bridges 705 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6%, resulting in a difficulty score of 594. The top of the ascent is located at 1613 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 6 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 6 photos.

Road names: D4 & Route de Chinaillon

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
A very good memory of this climb. Accessible percentages, beautiful landscapes, especially at the end with this very beautiful panorama on the reliefs located after Cluses. There is a small raidar at 16 % at the entrance to chinaillon and be careful on the descent, there is a roundabout in chinail... read more
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Col de la Colombière from Le Grand Bornand
This climb
Annecy
69 climbs
Haute Savoie
119 climbs
French Alps
1174 climbs
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
1440 climbs
Alps
3169 climbs
France
5417 climbs
Europe
20708 climbs
Difficulty points
594
2
rank
24
rank
41
rank
288
63% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
244
63% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1230
rank
464
63% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1953
Average gradient
6%
rank
41
64% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
71
64% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
600
64% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
585
64% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
1981
77% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
1765
64% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
6887
80% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
11.8km
rank
23
rank
25
rank
303
75% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
327
75% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
921
rank
735
75% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2238
Total ascent
705m
rank
26
rank
33
48% less ascent than
Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée
rank
309
66% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
276
66% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1147
67% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
554
66% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
2055
74% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

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Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
13 hairpin turns

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:41:15
11 km/h 01:04:26
15 km/h 00:47:15
19 km/h 00:37:18

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Reviews/stories (6)

Pillulerouge
3 w
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A very good memory of this climb. Accessible percentages, beautiful landscapes, especially at the end with this very beautiful panorama on the reliefs located after Cluses. There is a small raidar at 16 % at the entrance to chinaillon and be careful on the descent, there is a roundabout in chinaillon so be careful especially as there can be many people in this area.

Un très bon souvenir de cette montée. Des pourcentages accessibles, des beaux paysages, surtout à la fin avec ce très beau panorama sur les reliefs situés après Cluses. Il y a un petit raidar à 16 % à l 'entrée de chinaillon et attention dans la descente, il y a un rond-point dans chinaillon qui arrive assez vite donc soyez vigilants et ne vous laissez pas trop griser par la descente, surtout qu'il peut y avoir du monde dans ce coin. Bon revêtement.

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sergenavetat
7 Mo
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The ascent to the Colombière pass by its southern side is not very difficult, 13 km long with a difference in height of 698 m, the average slope is only 5.4 %, the starting point is at the bridge over the Chinaillon at the bottom of the descent from St Jean de Sixt.
Only the last 3 kilometers are around 7 to 8 %
Note that on the entire climb there are no shady areas, in the middle of summer it's sunny from start to finish.
As for the water points, I didn't see any during the climb, I filled up with mineral water in St Jean de Sixt, welcome to those who can point out some.
As for the landscape, we are in the heart of the Aravis massif, lots of mountain pastures, and above all the magnificent chalets (which have nothing to envy to those of our Swiss neighbours) above Grand-Bornand and at Chinaillon, at the top of the pass, a view of the other side of the valley on the Cluses side.

La montée au col de la Colombière par son versant Sud n'est pas d'une grande difficulté, d'une lg de 13Kms pour une dénivellation de 698M, la pente moyenne est seulement de 5,4 %, le départ point bas se situe au pont sur le Chinaillon en bas de la descente de St Jean de Sixt.
Seulement les 3 derniers kilomètres avoisinent les 7 à 8 %
A noter que sur l'intégralité de l'ascension il n'y a pas de zone d'ombre, en plein été c'est soleil du début à la fin.
Pour les points d'eau je n'en ai pas aperçu pendant la montée, j'ai fait le plein en eau minérale à St Jean de Sixt, bienvenue à ceux qui peuvent en signaler.
Coté paysage, nous sommes au cœur du massif des Aravis, beaucoup d'alpages, et surtout les magnifiques chalets ( qui n'ont rien n'a envier à ceux de nos voisins suisses ) au dessus du Grand- Bornand et au Chinaillon, au sommet du col, vue sur l'autre coté de la vallée coté Cluses.

mikegeurtsen
8 Mo
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Nice climb, not too difficult.

You cycle through alpine meadows and ski villages.

View is beautiful!

Definitely a must.

Asphalt good

Mooi beklimming, niet al te moeilijk.

Je fietst door alpenweiden en skidorpen.

Uitzicht is mooi!!!

Zeker een aanrader.

Asfalt goed

ankertiel
10 Mo
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I once did it from Annecy via the Forclaz towards Aravis and from there via Cluses up the Colombière with my Bustraan Rih with 48/52 and max 6 I think, beautiful views on Mont Blanc and Lake Annecy perhaps, 2km before the top an emergency stop by a flock of sheep, gave me a nice piece of sheep cheese for the delay, arch can always.....
nice conversation with the shepherd who seemed to have passed the 4/20/10, more fun than a safari and then a long descent to Annecy to surf for an hour before we had dinner in picturesque vieux Annecy with the feeling that you lost 3 kg again. Swimming in the morning, then cycling and surfing / sailing, does not cost much, 1200fl budget for 3 weeks when there were giro payment cards and no flat tire.
Climbing time no idea, counted our omw , 180 was about a km.

Ooit gedaan vanaf Annecy via de Forclaz richting Aravis en vandaar via Cluses de Colombière op met mn Bustraan Rih met 48/52 en achter max 6 dacht ik, schitterende vergezichten op Mont Blanc en Meer Annecy wellicht, 2km voor de top een noodstop door een kudde schapen, leverde me een leuke stukje schapenkaas op voor het oponthoud, boog kannie altijd.....
leuk onderhoud met de schapenhoedster die de 4/20/10 al gepasseerd leek, leuker dan een safari en daarna aan een stuk afdalen naar Annecy om nog een uurtje te surfen voor we ging eten in het schilderachtige vieux Annecy met t gevoel alsof je weer 3kg kwijt was. 's ochtends zwemmen, daarna fietsen en surfen/zeilen, hoeft niet veel te kosten, 1200fl budget voor 3 weken toen er nog giro betaalkaarten waren en geen lekke band gehad.
Klimtijd geen idee, telden onze omw , 180 was ca een km.

Rodge
1 y
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A very nice climb in great landscapes (Massif des Bornes, Massif des Aravis...).

Une très belle montée dans des paysages grandioses ( Massif des Bornes, Massif des Aravis...) .

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Robbert
4 y
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Certainly not the toughest, but absolutely one of the most beautiful climbs I have done: from St. Jean de Sixt it is enjoyable from the first kilometer. Nowhere really steep, perfect tarmac and beautiful views. Highly recommended!

Zeker niet de zwaarste, maar absoluut één van de mooiste beklimmingen die ik gedaan heb: vanaf St. Jean de Sixt is het vanaf de eerste kilometer genieten. Nergens echt stijl, perfect asfalt en schitterende vergezichten. Aanrader!

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