Croix de Coeur from Riddes

Elevation profile Croix de Coeur from Riddes
Elevation profile Croix de Coeur from Riddes
Elevation profile Croix de Coeur from Riddes
1363
difficulty points
8%
avg. gradient
11.2%
steepest 100 meters
21km
length
1677m
total ascent

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Croix de Coeur from Riddes is a climb in the region Valais. It is 21km long and bridges 1677 vertical meters with an average gradient of 8%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1363. The top of the ascent is located at 2175 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews of this climb and uploaded 3 photos.

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Not for nothing the favourite climb of olympic champion Anna Kiesenhofer. The first half is a wide track with gooey tarmac up to La Tzoumaz. This can be slightly busier than the rest of the climb, but still much quieter than the Verbier side or then cycling to Nendaz first. There are some tunnels w... read more
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Croix de Coeur from Riddes
Croix de Coeur from Riddes
Croix de Coeur from Riddes

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Croix de Coeur from Riddes
This climb
Valais
122 climbs
Swiss Alps
634 climbs
Switzerland
804 climbs
Alps
5066 climbs
Europe
45438 climbs
Difficulty points
1363
rank
7
rank
20
rank
20
rank
118
rank
193
Average gradient
8%
rank
48
55% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
302
55% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
342
55% less steep than
La Montau from Ardon
rank
1664
70% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
6647
73% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
21km
rank
15
rank
44
rank
44
rank
266
rank
836
Total ascent
1677m
rank
7
rank
9
rank
9
rank
43
21% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
107

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
22 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

0% 100% 0%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 03:00:11
11 km/h 01:54:40
15 km/h 01:24:05
19 km/h 01:06:23

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Reviews (2)

WilliamThienpont
1 y 5.0
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

Not for nothing the favourite climb of olympic champion Anna Kiesenhofer.
The first half is a wide track with gooey tarmac up to La Tzoumaz. This can be slightly busier than the rest of the climb, but still much quieter than the Verbier side or then cycling to Nendaz first. There are some tunnels where a tail light is advisable though, even if they are quite straight and quite short.
It really is a long climb, so definitely consider refilling a drink can at the little fountain right opposite the big ski lift in La Tzoumaz. Drinking a cola't on a terrace is of course never a mistake there either.
The second half is truly prodigious. It becomes a smaller asphalt track of lesser quality but with no traffic. This one takes you up above the tree line, be sure to look out for marmots. At the very top you are rewarded with a stunning view of the Combin massif in front of you, with the Mont-Blanc massif further to your right. At the top there is a car park with 50 flat metres of Gravel, but nothing that a normal racing bike with normal tyres can't cross without a problem.

Niet voor niets de favoriete klim van de olymisch kampioene Anna Kiesenhofer.
De eerst helft is een brede baan met goeie asfalt tot in La Tzoumaz. Deze kan ietsje drukker zijn dan de rest van de beklimming, maar nog steeds veel rustiger dan de kant van Verbier of dan eerst naar Nendaz te fietsen. Er zijn wel enkele tunnels waar een achterlicht wel aangewezen is, ook al zijn ze vrij recht en vrij kort.
Het is echt wel een lange beklimming, dus overweeg zeker om een drinkbus bij te vullen aan het fonteintje recht tegenover de grote skilift in La Tzoumaz. Een cola'tje drinken op terras is natuurlijk ook nooit een vergissing daar.
De tweede helft is pas echt wonderbaarlijk mooi. Het wordt een kleinere asfalt baan van mindere kwaliteit maar zonder verkeer. Deze brengt je tot boven de boomgrens, kijk zeker uit om marmotten te kunnen zien. Helemaal bovenaan word je beloond met een prachtig zicht op het Combin-massief voor je, met verder rechts van je het Mont-Blanc massief. Boven is er wel een parking met 50 platte meter Gravel, maar niets waar een normale koersfiets met normale banden niet probleemloos over kan.

Croix de Coeur from Riddes
Croix de Coeur from Riddes
Croix de Coeur from Riddes
gaugau7
2 y 5.0
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It's also a very nice climb to do in the area. The route is good and the scenery superb throughout. There is a bit more traffic on the first half, up to Tsoumaz. However, lighting is essential as there are several tunnels in the first half, where there are frequently cars and visibility is reduced.
There is a beautiful view of Verbier at the top.

C'est aussi une très belle montée à faire dans la région. La route est bonne et les paysages superbes tout au long de l'ascension. Il y a un peu plus de trafic sur la première moitié, jusque la Tsoumaz. Par contre, un éclairage est indispensable car il y a plusieurs tunnels dans la première moitié, où il y a fréquemment des voitures et où la visibilité est réduite.
Il y a une très belle vue sur Verbier au sommet.