Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians

Elevation profile Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
Elevation profile Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
Elevation profile Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
852
difficulty points
4.8%
avg. gradient
11.3%
steepest 100 meters
28km
length
1355m
total ascent

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Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians is a climb in the region Alpes-Maritimes. It is 28km long and bridges 1355 vertical meters with an average gradient of 4.8%, resulting in a difficulty score of 852. The top of the ascent is located at 1678 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews of this climb and uploaded 5 photos.

Road name: D28

4.0 by achatelet
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
One of the longest passes I have climbed. The landscape is magnificent, especially because of its originality and the diversity of its fauna and flora.... read more
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Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians

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Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
This climb
Alpes-Maritimes
177 climbs
Provence
730 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
968 climbs
French Alps
1782 climbs
Alps
5066 climbs
France
12901 climbs
Europe
45502 climbs
Difficulty points
852
rank
18
rank
24
rank
29
rank
144
47% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
859
rank
212
47% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1351
Average gradient
4.8%
rank
130
rank
423
rank
606
72% less steep than
Barreau de Patac
rank
1324
rank
4153
82% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
7713
rank
25384
84% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
28km
rank
5
rank
7
rank
8
rank
24
41% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
80
rank
42
41% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
246
Total ascent
1355m
rank
7
rank
12
rank
14
rank
50
35% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
196
36% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
66
35% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
387

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
4 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Climbing times

7 km/h 04:00:17
11 km/h 02:32:54
15 km/h 01:52:08
19 km/h 01:28:31

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Reviews (2)

achatelet
2 y 4.0
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One of the longest passes I have climbed. The landscape is magnificent, especially because of its originality and the diversity of its fauna and flora.

Un des cols les plus long que j'ai gravi. Le paysage est magnifique notamment du fait de son originalité et la diversité de sa faune et flore.

Jeroen
2 y 5.0
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The climb through the Gorges de Cians is breathtakingly beautiful. The gorge gives you a continuous view on the fast flowing water in a very red tinted rock area. One part is even more beautiful than the other.
Don't be mistaken about this climb. The beginning is easy, but the middle part is really tough for about 4 km. After those kilometres the steepness only decreases slowly. This feeling is reinforced by the fact that the temperature in the gorge is extremely high and that there are almost no shady spots. There is no water in the gorge. I was lucky to run into a small waterfall where I took a cold shower and filled my water bottles. It is also advisable to bring a small bicycle light because of the tunnels on the route.

De klim door de Gorges de Cians is adembenemend mooi. De kloof geeft je continue zicht op het snelstromende water in een zeer rood getint rotsgebied. Het ene stuk is nog mooier dan het andere.
Vergis je niet in deze klim. Het begin is gezapig, maar het middenstuk is een kilometer of 4 echt pittig. Na die kilometers neemt de steilte maar langzaam af. Dit gevoel wordt versterkt omdat het in de kloof ronduit loeiheet is en er bijna geen plekken met schaduw zijn. Er is in de kloof geen water te krijgen. Ik had het geluk tegen een mini-watervalletje aan te lopen waar ik even koud heb gedoucht en mijn bidons heb gevuld. Ook is het meenemen van een klein fietslampje aan te raden vanwege de tunnels op het traject.

Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians
Valberg / Col de Sainte Anne from Pont de Cians via Les Gorges du Cians