Elevation profile Col Saint Jean
Elevation profile Col Saint Jean
Elevation profile Col Saint Jean
202
difficulty points
3.7%
avg. gradient
7.2%
steepest 100 meters
11.8km
length
435m
total ascent

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Col Saint Jean is a climb in the region Serre Ponçon. It is 11.8km long and bridges 435 vertical meters with an average gradient of 3.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 202. The top of the ascent is located at 1336 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 4 reviews of this climb and uploaded 2 photos.

Road name: D900

2.0 by Anthony
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Cycled up this road in 2018 because it belongs to "the 7 cols of the Ubaye valley". The climb is boring, the top uninspiring. The only nice thing is the view on Lac de Serre Poncon and Col de Pontis. A climb that is worth the effort!... read more
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Statistics

Col Saint Jean
This climb
Serre Ponçon
185 climbs
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
143 climbs
Provence
685 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
914 climbs
French Alps
1743 climbs
Alps
4948 climbs
France
11776 climbs
Europe
42404 climbs
Difficulty points
202
rank
124
rank
81
rank
276
rank
414
rank
1109
87% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
3680
rank
2881
87% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
11249
Average gradient
3.7%
rank
173
76% less steep than
Côte du Noyret
rank
122
68% less steep than
Plaine de Barbaro from Riez
rank
566
rank
777
rank
1582
rank
4623
86% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
9531
rank
32147
88% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
11.8km
rank
31
rank
22
rank
91
rank
117
rank
354
75% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
1183
rank
871
75% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
3652
Total ascent
435m
rank
71
73% less ascent than
Col de la Bonette
rank
45
73% less ascent than
Col de la Bonette
rank
170
rank
252
rank
742
79% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
2710
80% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
1663
79% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
6956

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

0% 75% 25%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:41:02
11 km/h 01:04:17
15 km/h 00:47:09
19 km/h 00:37:13

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Reviews (4)

Stefinho
8 Mo 3.0
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: German. Show original

You can drive up this pass quite relaxed, as the gradient is really not a big challenge and the traffic is okay overall. Coming from the reservoir, the traffic becomes calmer at the latest from the turn-off, as many do not continue towards the pass, but towards Gap.
Very beautiful views of the reservoir. During the ascent, I decided to take a tandem paragliding flight in Saint-Vincent-les-Forts. Highly recommended :)

Diesen Pass kann man recht entspannt hochfahren, da die Steigung wirklich keine große Herausforderung darstellt und der Verkehr insgesamt okay ist. Vom Stausee kommend wird der Verkehr spätestens ab der Abzweigung ruhiger, da viele nicht Richtung Pass, sondern in Richtung Gap weiterfahren.
Sehr schöne Ausblicke auf den Stausee. Ich habe mich während des Aufstiegs kurzerhand für einen Paragliding-Tandemflug in Saint-Vincent-les-Forts entschieden. Empfehlenswert:)

Col Saint Jean
patrickbaert
2 y 2.0
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

One of the several access routes to the Col de St.Jean, located along the reservoir of
Serre-Ponçon.
After a pleasant descent of 20 km. from Barcelonnette the wide climb starts in Le Lauzet-Ubaye on the D900 main road around the lake. You cycle along the cliffs and you must stop at the panorama parking (right side) with view on the lake and especially frontal view on the spectacular Pontis climb on the other side.
After turning off the main road, so that the lake is behind you, follows a not too difficult climb along a wide busy road with gentle curves and no extreme percentages to the sombre pass height. Fortunately there is a sign because you cycle past it without knowing.

Disappointing and boring climb.
Rightly removed from the "Brevet des 7 cols" of the l'Ubaye valley and replaced by the climb to Sainte Anne la Condamine (see CF)

Eén van de verschillende toegangsroutes tot de Col de St.Jean, gelegen langs het stuwmeer van
Serre-Ponçon,op gefietst.
Na een gemoedelijke afdaling van 20 km.vanuit Barcelonnette start de brede klim in Le Lauzet-Ubaye op de D900 hoofdweg rond het stuwmeer. Men fietst kronkelend langs de rotswanden en je moet zeker stoppen aan de panorama parking (rechter zijde) met uitkijk op het meer en vooral frontaal zicht op de spectaculaire Pontis klim aan de overzijde.
Na het afdraaien van de hoofdweg, zodat het meer achter je komt te liggen, volgt een niet al te moeilijke klim langs een brede drukke weg met flauwe bochten en zonder extreme percentages tot de sombere pashoogte. Er staat gelukkig een bord want je fietst er voorbij zonder het te weten.

Tegenvallende saaie klim.
Terecht afgevoerd van het "Brevet des 7 cols" van de l'Ubaye vallei en vervangen door de klim naar Sainte Anne la Condamine (zie CF)

Anthony
2 y 2.0
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Cycled up this road in 2018 because it belongs to "the 7 cols of the Ubaye valley". The climb is boring, the top uninspiring. The only nice thing is the view on Lac de Serre Poncon and Col de Pontis. A climb that is worth the effort!

In 2018 deze weg naar boven gefietst omdat deze nu eenmaal bij "de 7 cols van de Ubaye vallei" behoort. De klim is saai, de top weinig inspirerend. Het enige mooie onderweg is het uitzicht op Lac de Serre Poncon en Col de Pontis. Een beklimming die wél de moeite waard is!

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Mila Visser
6 y
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Today I climbed my first col.
The beginning was a bit hard but after that it was not so bad.
Nice views of the lake though
Greetings Mila

Vandaag mijn eerste col beklommen.
Het begin was even afzien maar daarna viel het mee.
Wel mooie uitzichten op het meer
Groetjes Mila