Colle della Maddalena from Borge San Dalmasso / Cuneo

Elevation profile Colle della Maddalena from Borge San Dalmasso / Cuneo
Elevation profile Colle della Maddalena from Borge San Dalmasso / Cuneo
Elevation profile Colle della Maddalena from Borge San Dalmasso / Cuneo
592
difficulty points
2.4%
avg. gradient
10.2%
steepest 100 meters
58.3km
length
1419m
total ascent

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Colle della Maddalena from Borge San Dalmasso / Cuneo is a climb in the region Piedmont. It is 58.3km long and bridges 1419 vertical meters with an average gradient of 2.4%, resulting in a difficulty score of 592. The top of the ascent is located at 2001 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 3 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 2 photos.

Road name: SS21

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Italian.
A beautiful climb, never difficult and steep. Very fun to descend as well. From Vinadio onwards there is also little traffic... read more
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Colle della Maddalena from Borge San Dalmasso / Cuneo
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Colle della Maddalena from Borge San Dalmasso / Cuneo
This climb
Piedmont
290 climbs
Italian Alps
1177 climbs
Alps
3601 climbs
Italy
2441 climbs
Europe
24107 climbs
Difficulty points
592
2
rank
92
71% easier than
Colle delle Finestre
rank
534
rank
1380
rank
728
rank
2221
Average gradient
2.4%
rank
287
84% less steep than
Acquarossa from Borgata Fornello
rank
1169
91% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
3563
91% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
2423
91% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
22420
92% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
58.3km
rank
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1
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1
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1
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3
Total ascent
1419m
rank
14
33% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
67
33% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
125
33% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
78
33% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
227

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
17 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

0% 67% 33%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 08:19:55
11 km/h 05:18:07
15 km/h 03:53:17
19 km/h 03:04:10

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Reviews/stories (3)

MarcoBardo89
3 Mo
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A beautiful climb, never difficult and steep. Very fun to descend as well. From Vinadio onwards there is also little traffic

Una bellissima salita, mai difficile e ripida. Molto divertente anche da scendere. Da Vinadio in poi c'è anche poco traffico

patrickbaert
1 y
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If you come from the Col de la Lombarde you turn left at the end of the descent on the climbing route of the Italian side of the cross-border Colle della Maddalena, with 31 km to go to the top.
You cycle slowly uphill from village to village along the Sturo mountain river on a wide road with lots of new asphalt and 5 tunnels (4 short / 1 long). After the last village Argentera, where a fixed traffic light with countdown timer makes the traffic go alternating up/down through the narrow village street, the road goes slightly uphill and the last 16 numbered hairpin turns follow shortly after each other.
The last kilometer is almost flat along a mountain lake in pure mountain nature including marmots.
Italian-French border at the top is an open plateau with shops/cafés on both sides for supplies. Also on the road this is not a problem.
Despite the fact that freight traffic is allowed up to 35 tonnes the traffic was not too bad on a Wednesday morning (August 2018). You will have to have some luck with this!
Excellent long warm up col without extremes.

Note: French side of this climb is called Col de Larche

Als je komt van de Col de la Lombarde draai je op het einde van de afdaling links op de klimroute van de Italiaanse zijde van de grensoverschrijdende Colle della Maddalena, met nog 31 km te gaan tot de top.
Je fietst rustig stijgend van dorpje tot dorpje langs de Sturo bergrivier op een brede weg met veel nieuw asfalt en 5 tunnels (4 korte / 1 lange). Na het laatste dorpje Argentera, waar een vast verkeerslicht met aftelklok het verkeer alternerend bergop/af door de enge dorpsstraat laat rijden, gaat het iets meer bergop en volgen de 16 laatste genummerde haarspeldbochten kort op elkaar.
De laatste kilometer is zo goed als vlak langs bergmeertje in puur bergnatuur inclusief marmotten.
Italiaans-Franse grens op de top is een open plateau met langs beide zijden winkel/café voor bevoorrading. Ook onderweg is dit geen probleem.
Ondanks dat vrachtverkeer tot 35 ton is toegelaten viel de verkeersdrukte op een woensdagochtend (Augustus 2018) heel goed mee. Je zal hiermee wat geluk moeten hebben!!
Prima lange opwarm col zonder extremen.

opmerking : Franse zijde van deze klim wordt Col de Larche genoemd

Martino
2 y
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After the winter of 2020 the road will be asphalted again. Because there is freight traffic and an avalanche rushes over the top every now and then, the road will need frequent maintenance. Nice combination to cycle from Barcelonnette to the colle de Lombarda.

Na de winter van 2020 opnieuw geasfalteerd. Omdat er vrachtverkeer overheen gaat en bovenin zo nu en dan een lawine overheen raast zal de weg wel vaak aan onderhoud onderhevig zijn. Leuke combinatie om vanuit Barcelonnette naar de colle de Lombarda te fietsen.

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