Col des Montets from Chamonix

Elevation profile Col des Montets from Chamonix
Elevation profile Col des Montets from Chamonix
Elevation profile Col des Montets from Chamonix
272
difficulty points
3.7%
avg. gradient
13.8%
steepest 100 meter
11.7km
length
443m
total ascent

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Col des Montets from Chamonix is a climb in the region French Alps. It is 11.7km long and bridges 443 vertical meters with an average gradient of 3.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 272. The top of the ascent is located at 1469 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 4 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 9 photos.

Road name: D1506

by JamieM

Not great this climb. From a stats point of view, it's really easy and not really a challenge, but it's just loaded with traffic. Everything from speeding holiday-goers to massive trucks with building materials. Without the traffic, this would be a lovely climb, but if you're keen to... read more

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Col des Montets from Chamonix
Col des Montets from Chamonix
Col des Montets from Chamonix
Col des Montets from Chamonix
Col des Montets from Chamonix

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Statistics

Col des Montets from Chamonix
This climb
French Alps
1041 climbs
Alps
2672 climbs
France
4397 climbs
Europe
16096 climbs
Difficulty points
272
4
rank
601
83% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1903
rank
1409
83% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
4229
Average gradient
3.7%
rank
906
78% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
2415
83% less steep than
Muro di Lundo from Lundo
rank
3382
78% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
11902
87% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
11.7km
rank
282
75% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
814
rank
690
75% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
1969
Total ascent
443m
rank
528
79% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1667
79% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
1209
79% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
3574
84% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
3 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:40:18
11 km/h 01:03:49
15 km/h 00:46:48
19 km/h 00:36:57

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Reviews/stories (4)

JamieM
2 Mo

Not great this climb. From a stats point of view, it's really easy and not really a challenge, but it's just loaded with traffic. Everything from speeding holiday-goers to massive trucks with building materials. Without the traffic, this would be a lovely climb, but if you're keen to get over the border to do a few of the Swiss climbs, you have to do this Montets one.

Despite not being the best, it is worth it to get over and do Barrage d'Emosson, and also experience the descent back into Chamonix - that is pretty special with the mountains as your constant view.

Col des Montets from Chamonix
Col des Montets from Chamonix

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mrustenhoven
3 Mo 00:34:25 (20.4km/h)

Drukke weg vanuit Chamonix richting de Zwitserland, geen aanrader. Hoewel het wegdek meer dan prima is, kan men deze route beschouwen als een noodzakelijk kwaad om andere beklimmingen te bereiken. Tevens goed opletten bij zebrapaden in Argentière en Chamonix.

Devin
7 Mo 00:36:00 (19.5km/h)

Heb deze Col gereden op weg van Servoz naar Barrage d'Emosson. De laatste 3 kilometer zijn wel aardig, een paar haarspeldbochten en wat uitzichten, maar daarvoor is het een vervelend stuk om te fietsen. Een saaie en erg drukke weg en dus continu opletten op auto's.

Xim
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Drukke baan tot Argentière, dan heb je twee leuke haarspeldbochten.
Deze "col" heeft niets speciaal maar moet je over als je Chamonix wil verlaten richting Zwitserland (bv om de zeer mooie barrage d'Emosson te beklimmen).

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