Elevation profile Col de Notre Dame des Abeilles from Monieux
Elevation profile Col de Notre Dame des Abeilles from Monieux
Elevation profile Col de Notre Dame des Abeilles from Monieux
376
difficulty points
5%
avg. gradient
18.9%
steepest 100 meters
7.7km
length
384m
total ascent

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Col de Notre Dame des Abeilles from Monieux is a climb in the region Provence. It is 7.7km long and bridges 384 vertical meters with an average gradient of 5%, resulting in a difficulty score of 376. The top of the ascent is located at 974 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 7 reviews of this climb and uploaded 1 photo.

Road names: Mur de Monieux & D 1

by Ildib
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
From Monieux not doable, so incredibly steep over 1.3km, over 20%. Better take the outside bend on the main road. Otherwise it is walking or zigzagging.... read more
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Col de Notre Dame des Abeilles from Monieux
This climb
Provence
738 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
976 climbs
French Alps
1797 climbs
Alps
5155 climbs
France
13102 climbs
Europe
46433 climbs
Difficulty points
376
rank
133
rank
202
rank
685
77% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2706
rank
1307
77% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
6334
Average gradient
5%
rank
378
rank
553
rank
1260
rank
4068
81% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
7279
rank
24167
83% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
7.7km
rank
190
rank
266
rank
691
84% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
2289
rank
1895
84% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
7654
Total ascent
384m
rank
207
rank
309
rank
864
81% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
3035
82% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
2048
81% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
8576

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

75% 25% 0%
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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:05:42
11 km/h 00:41:48
15 km/h 00:30:39
19 km/h 00:24:12

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Reviews (7)

Ullrich97
4 Mo 5.0
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Ideally combined with the Gorges de la Nesque, getting to the top here without having to dismount is more difficult than going up the Ventoux. A steep wall that doesn't stop would not look out of place in the Tour and would immediately lead to big differences there. Much tougher than the Redoute, really worth it!

Ideaal te combineren met de Gorges de la Nesque, hier boven komen zonder af te moeten stappen is moeilijker dan de Ventoux op. Een steile wand die niet ophoudt, zou niet misstaan in de Tour en zou daar direct tot grote verschillen leiden. Veel zwaarder dan de Redoute, echt de moeite waard!

Cromagnon
9 Mo 3.0
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TERRIBLE! REDOUTABLE!
The difficult part is really very difficult! I waddled along on the bike at 4km/h zigzagging! Quite a test. But if I grit my teeth, I got through it. The rest was pretty insignificant.
Would you settle for the Monieux wall?

TERRIBLE ! REDOUTABLE !
Le passage difficile est réellement très difficile ! Je me suis dandiné sur le vélo à 4km/h en zigzaguant ! Un sacré test. Mais, en serrant des dents, ça passe. La suite est plutôt insignifiante.
Se contenter du mur de Monieux ?

Col de Notre Dame des Abeilles from Monieux
tomvdvreken
4 y 3.0
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The start was a bit of a search, because it was not signposted. Once on the climb, the first 1200 meters are doable. But then the gates of hell open. From 1200 m to 1800 m my Garmin indicated percentages of 16 to 19. And that is until the junction with the D1. This surpasses the heaviest I've had in the Ardennes and Flanders. Once you set foot on the ground, it's game over. Even with a 32 at the back I couldn't get going.

De start was al even zoeken, want niet aangeduid. Eenmaal op de klim zijn de eerste 1200 meter doenbaar. Maar dan gaan de poorten van de hel open. Van 1200 m tot 1800 m gaf mijn Garmin percentages van 16 tot 19 aan. En dat tot aan het kruispunt met de D1. Dit overtreft het zwaarste dat ik al in de Ardennen en Vlaanderen voor de wielen heb gehad. Als je voet aan de grond zet, is het game over. Zelfs met een 32 achteraan raakte ik niet meer vertrokken.

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Ruud
4 y
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The first part is very steep and also the road surface is dramatic. Especially the last part before you get to the public road is super steep with 23+% Once at the top, watch out for the cyclists/cars that come flying by. This steep part downhill is not recommended at all. Not for nothing that Red Bull does their downhill challenge here.

Het eerste stuk is enorm stijl en ook nog eens dramatisch wegdek. Vooral het laatste stukje voor je op de openbare weg komt is supersteil met 23+% Eenmaal boven, goed uitkijken voor de wielrenners/auto's die voorbij komen gevlogen. Dit steile stuk afdalen is helemaal af te raden. Niet voor niets dat Red Bull hier hun downhill challenge doet.

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Ildib
5 y
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From Monieux not doable, so incredibly steep over 1.3km, over 20%. Better take the outside bend on the main road. Otherwise it is walking or zigzagging.

Vanuit Monieux niet te doen, zo ongelooflijk stijl over 1.3km, boven de 20%. Beter neem je de buitenbocht over de grote weg. Anders is t wandelen of zigzaggen.

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Tom
6 y
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What a terribly steep part! Don't misjudge those 500 meters, it's really much longer. According to Strava, the last 300 metres are even 23.5% on average. I really broke down. The Wall of Huy, the Ferme Libert, it's all peanuts with this steep part. And if you have survived, the col will continue for a few kilometers. I broke down more here than on the Ventoux from Bedoin.

Wat een vreselijk steil stuk! Verkijk je niet op die 500 meter, het is echt veel langer. Volgens Strava is de laatste 300 meter er van zelfs 23,5% gemiddeld. Ik ging echt kapot. De Muur van Huy, de Ferme Libert, het is allemaal peanuts met dit steile stuk. En als je het hebt overleefd gaat de col nog gewoon een paar kilometer door. Ik ging hier meer kapot dan op de Ventoux vanuit Bedoin.

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Ties
7 y
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I rode from Sault so I missed the heaviest kilometre and a half. After leaving Sault, the climb starts after about 3 km and goes up for 1,5 km at 7,5%. Then you continue the climb as indicated above. What initially seems the top is not yet, 2 times a short descent and a meter of 200 to 8%. The descent to Villes-sur-Auzon is very clear so you can go down nice and fast, road surface is not too good though.
Today I cycled in combination with the Gorges de la Nesque (D942 from Villes-sur-Auzon to Monieux). The circuit as a whole is worthwhile, although I would recommend climbing from Villes-sur-Auzon and cycling through the Gorges on the way back.

Vanaf Sault gereden dus de zwaarste anderhalve kilometer eigenlijk gemist. Na Sault uit te rijden begint de klim na een kilometer of 3 en ga je 1,5 kilometer á 7,5% omhoog. Daarna vervolg je de klim zoals hierboven aangegeven. Wat in eerste instantie de top lijkt is het nog niet, 2 keer een korte afdaling en een meter of 200 á 8%. De afdaling naar Villes-sur-Auzon is erg overzichtelijk dus kan je lekker naar beneden knallen, wegdek ligt er daarentegen niet al te goed bij.
Vandaag gefietst in combinatie met de Gorges de la Nesque (D942 vanaf Villes-sur-Auzon tot Monieux). Het rondje als geheel is zeker de moeite waard al zou ik dan aanraden vanuit Villes-sur-Auzon te klimmen en op de terugweg door de Gorges te fietsen.