Côte du Malgré-Tout

Elevation profile Côte du Malgré-Tout
Elevation profile Côte du Malgré-Tout
Elevation profile Côte du Malgré-Tout
270
difficulty points
6.5%
avg. gradient
12.9%
steepest 100 meter
4.9km
length
321m
total ascent

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Côte du Malgré-Tout is a climb in the region French Ardennes. It is 4.9km long and bridges 321 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.5%, resulting in a difficulty score of 270. The top of the ascent is located at 452 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 5 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 10 photos.

Road name: Rue George Sand

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Highly recommended! Beautiful hill to ride up. Start is in the Maas valley. It goes straight up and you get six hairpin bends in front of your wheels. In the curves you have a beautiful view of the valley. In this part you imagine yourself to be on an Alpencol. Once you get out of the hairpins, you ... read more
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Cycling routes

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Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
The marathon of the French Ardennes
The marathon of the French Ardennes
176.3km 3192m 13
The beautiful tour of Barrage du Ry de Rome
The beautiful tour of Barrage du Ry de Rome
128.7km 2104m 15
The best of the French Ardennes
The best of the French Ardennes
93.5km 1817m 5

Statistics

Côte du Malgré-Tout
This climb
French Ardennes
73 climbs
Ardennes
1647 climbs
France
4563 climbs
Europe
17062 climbs
Difficulty points
270
3
rank
1
rank
5
22% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
1437
83% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
4476
Average gradient
6.5%
rank
17
29% less steep than
Mur d'Aiglemont
rank
437
rank
1102
62% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
4555
76% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
4.9km
rank
12
rank
107
rank
2269
90% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
5880
Total ascent
321m
rank
4
18% less ascent than
La Croix Gillet from Haybes
rank
23
rank
1816
84% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
5119
88% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
6 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

67% 33% 0%
Based on 9 votes
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Traffic

100% 0% 0%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:42:00
11 km/h 00:26:43
15 km/h 00:19:36
19 km/h 00:15:28

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Reviews/stories (5)

haraldstieber
3 Mo

very nice climb, longer climb than on the Belgian side let’s you find your climbing rythm, beautiful views, looking forward to going back

VincentFrappart1007
5 Mo
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Very hard climb! The first 3 kilometers are very steep with passages beyond the 12-13%
A must do when you are in the French Ardennes

Montée très dure ! Les 3 premiers kilomètres sont très raides avec des passages au delà des 12-13%
À faire absolument quand on est dans les Ardennes françaises

lucrm58
1 y
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Quite steep, fortunately not as long as Mont Ventoux. It is worthwhile to visit the viewpoint on the way back. Beautiful view of the Meuse valley

Best pittig, gelukkig niet zo lang als de Mont Ventoux. Het is de moeite om op de terugweg het uitzichtpunt te bezoeken. Mooi zicht op de Maasvallei

Côte du Malgré-Tout
Côte du Malgré-Tout
Vonniee1
1 y
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Nice, short climb with some nice views. Going down is even nicer. Can agree with Jontkanon's experience, the part after the hairpin bends is the toughest, especially because it flattens out a bit beforehand. Once you're over the hairpin you can easily cycle the last bit of false flat. I once turned around and descended the same route again, beautiful views. I also cycled on to Monthermé and cycled back along the Meuse to, also a must in terms of beautiful views (but very flat)

Leuke, korte klim met een aantal mooie uitzichten. Naar beneden is nóg leuker. Kan de ervaring van Jontkanon beamen, het stuk na de haarspeldbochten is het pittigst, vooral omdat het ervoor even wat afvlakt. Zodra je eenmaal over het knikje heen bent fiets je gemakkelijk het laatste stukje vals plat. Ik ben een keer omgekeerd en weer via dezelfde route afgedaald, prachtig uitzicht. Ook een keer doorgefietst naar Monthermé en langs de Maas teruggefietst naar, ook een aanrader qua mooie uitzichten (wel erg plat)

Côte du Malgré-Tout
Côte du Malgré-Tout
Jontkanon
1 y
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Highly recommended! Beautiful hill to ride up. Start is in the Maas valley. It goes straight up and you get six hairpin bends in front of your wheels. In the curves you have a beautiful view of the valley. In this part you imagine yourself to be on an Alpencol. Once you get out of the hairpins, you have the feeling that the hardest part is over, but actually this is only starting now. This km is very steep and there seems to be no end to it. After 3 km of climbing, the hill flattens out. It still goes up gently for about 2 km. Even after that it takes a while before you are rewarded with a descent.

Een aanrader! Mooie heuvel om op te rijden. Start ligt in het Maasdal. Het gaat direct stijl omhoog en je krijgt een zestal haarspeldbochten voor de wielen. In de bochten heb je een mooi uitzicht op de vallei. In dit deel waan je je op een Alpencol. Eenmaal uit de haarspeldbochten heb je het gevoel dat het zwaarste gepasseerd is, maar eigenlijk begint dit nu pas. de laatste km loopt quasi rechtdoor. Deze km is heel stijl en er lijkt geen einde aan te komen. Na 3km klimmen vlakt deze heuvel af. Hij loopt nog een tweetal kilometer zacht op. Zelfs daarna duurt het nog even alvorens je beloont wordt met een afdaling.

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