Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon

Elevation profile Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Elevation profile Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Elevation profile Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
125
difficulty points
2.3%
avg. gradient
4.9%
steepest 100 meters
18.4km
length
423m
total ascent

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Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon is a climb in the region Provence. It is 18.4km long and bridges 423 vertical meters with an average gradient of 2.3%, resulting in a difficulty score of 125. The top of the ascent is located at 735 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 17 reviews of this climb and uploaded 38 photos.

Road names: Route de la Nesque & D942

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
A must do if you are in the Ventoux region. Everything is perfect and quite easy, the asphalt is great, the view is incredible.... read more
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Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
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Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
This climb
Provence
730 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
968 climbs
French Alps
1782 climbs
Alps
5066 climbs
France
12901 climbs
Europe
45502 climbs
Difficulty points
125
rank
395
rank
578
rank
1392
92% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
4281
rank
4394
92% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
17116
Average gradient
2.3%
rank
715
rank
949
87% less steep than
Barreau de Patac
rank
1763
rank
5028
91% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
12567
rank
43242
92% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
18.4km
rank
33
rank
38
rank
101
61% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
396
rank
234
61% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
1251
Total ascent
423m
rank
180
rank
271
rank
779
80% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
2816
80% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
1764
80% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
7594

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
11 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

94% 6% 0%
Based on 18 votes
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Traffic

85% 15% 0%
Based on 20 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 02:37:23
11 km/h 01:40:09
15 km/h 01:13:27
19 km/h 00:57:59

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Reviews (17)

martinrtr
6 d 5.0

Not much to add to what everyone else has to say about this stunning ride – one of the best in the region of its type. A gradient that makes it doable for almost anyone and scenery to marvel at.
Just be careful of the traffic, especially on the descent. Motorbikes LOVE this route and take the bends wide. In 2023 I witnessed a collision which sent a car over the edge - fortunately it's plummit to the river 200m below was arrested by the trees and the two occupants were shaken but unhurt. Nevertheless, because of the very smooth road surface it can feel like a race-track and drivers take advantage.

Braveheart
1 Mo 5.0
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The climb is an absolute MUST! It is not really steep and leads through a breathtaking landscape. There is a viewing platform at the summit. The car traffic was limited, but there were quite a few motorcyclists out and about in the fine weather today. The road surface is immaculate.

Der Anstieg ist ein absolutes MUSS! Er ist nicht wirklich steil und führt durch eine atemberaubende Landschaft. Am Scheitelpunkt ist eine Aussichtsplattform. Der Pkw-Verkehr hat sich in Grenzen gehalten, bei dem schönen Wetter heute, waren etliche Motorradfahrer unterwegs. Die Fahrbahnoberfläche ist einwandfrei.

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
hgrootenhaar
1 Mo 5.0 00:59:26 (18.5km/h)
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Highly recommended!!!
Super nice view.
Neggens steep, running climb .

Echt een aanrader !!
Super mooie uitzicht.
Neggens steil, lopende klim .

BerthaVision
5 Mo 5.0

if your in this region, you simply have to ride this gorge either as a warm-up for the Sault side of the Ventoux or as a brilliant way to end a ride doing either of the other two sides....or perhaps the circumnavigation of the Ventoux which is a solid 100km with the Nesque?

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Cromagnon
8 Mo 5.0
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Splendid! Not really a climb, but an absolutely essential walk.
To be done in both directions.

Splendide ! Pas vraiment une ascension, mais une balade absolument incontournable.
A faire dans les deux sens.

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Nicolaslepage97
1 y 5.0
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A must do if you are in the Ventoux region. Everything is perfect and quite easy, the asphalt is great, the view is incredible.

Ascension a faire absolument si l'ont est dans la region du ventoux. Tout est parfait et plutôt facile, le bitume est super, la vue est incroyable.

Friz1983
1 y 5.0 00:45:19 (24.3km/h)

Amazing view! I was here for the mount ventoux but I can advise you to try also the gorges. not too busy and good asphalt

Ertos
1 y 5.0
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Beautiful surroundings, you can't help but stare your eyes out. Easy climb, never gets really steep. The higher you climb through the gorge, the more beautiful the view becomes.

Prachtige omgeving, je kijkt je ogen uit. Makkelijke klim, wordt nergens echt steil. Naarmate je door de kloof hoger komt wordt het uitzicht mooier en mooier.

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Costa83
2 y 4.0 00:44:23 (24.8km/h)
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Very nice surroundings and good tarmac. Nice to drive. Never gets steep. The whole climb is mostly between 2 and 5 degrees. Little car and motorbike traffic. In some parts there is a lot of sun but there are also parts where there is more shade. You pass through several small tunnels. Although not very challenging in terms of climbing, definitely recommended. Good warm-up for the climb of the Ventoux from Sault.

Hele mooie omgeving en goed asfalt. Leuk om te rijden. Wordt nooit stijl. Hele klim veelal tussen de 2%-5%. Weinig auto- en motorverkeer. Op sommige delen veel zon maar wordt afgewisseld met stukken waar meer schaduw is te vinden. Je komt door verschillende kleine tunneltjes. Hoewel het qua klimwerk geen grote uitdaging is, zeker een aanrader. Goede opwarmer voor de klim van de Ventoux vanuit Sault.

Agostinho53
2 y 5.0 01:16:17 (14.4km/h)
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A mini Grand Canyon.... Breathtakingly beautiful. Can serve as a warm-up for the harder work or just include it in a longer ride. On the whole climb, there is only one cottage with a shop where you can taste/buy dozens of types of honey.

Een mini Grand-Canyon.... Adembenemend mooi. Kan als opwarmer dienen voor het zwaardere werk of gewoon opnemen in een langere rit. Op de hele klim is er slechts een huisje met een winkeltje waar je tientallen soorten honing kan proeven/kopen.

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
pedalpower73
2 y 4.0

Lovely route to stretch your legs if you have done Ventoux or considered doing it. Use this loop to take you to Sault where you can re-fuel before tackling Ventoux from the easier side.

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Renep
2 y 5.0
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Fantastically beautiful with stunning views of the Gorge de la Nesque. I have descended this one, coming from Sault. You don't do this one for the slope, because that is low everywhere, but because it is so beautiful.
Excellent new road surface.

Fantastisch mooi met prachtig zicht op de Gorge de la Nesque. Ik heb deze gedaald, komende vanuit Sault. Deze doe je niet voor de helling, want dat is overal gering, maar omdat het zo mooi is.
Uitstekend nieuw wegdek.

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
MarcelLeNoble
2 y 5.0
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Not because of the percentages, it is nowhere steep, but just for the natural beauty you should ride Gorges de la Nesque. You come for the Mont Ventoux and this you take as a gift. What a landscape!

Niet vanwege de percentages, het is immers nergens steil te noemen, maar alleen al om de natuurschoon moet je Gorges de la Nesque rijden. Je komt voor de Mont Ventoux en deze neem je er als kadootje bij. Wat een landschap!

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
MartijnZ
2 y 5.0
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Beautiful route along a super nice environment. Not necessarily a challenge as a climb but therefore also good to do for non-climbers. Good to combine with the Ventoux from Sault, where you can descend to Chalet Reynard or further to the top can. Absolute must!

Prachtige route langs een super mooie omgeving. Niet perse een uitdaging als klim maar daardoor juist ook goed te doen voor niet klimmers. Goed te combineren met de Ventoux vanuit Sault, waar je bij Chalet Reynard kan afdalen of verder naar de top kan. Absolute aanrader!

Opeka
2 y 5.0
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A must do, accessible to all types of cyclists, few cars in the morning, a gentle slope to the viewpoint on the magnificent Gorges de la Nesque

À faire absolument, accessible à tous types de cyclistes, peu de voitures le matin, une pente douce jusqu'au point de vue sur les magnifiques Gorges de la Nesque

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Conrad
3 y 5.0
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Just outside the violence of the Ventoux but it remains in the background, easily accessible from Sault and Bedoin and with a detour over the Madelaine also from Malaucene a beautiful route.
At the end of the sleeping Villes sur Auzon you turn into the Gorges, the top is about 20 km away but with an average of less than 4% it is a nice warm-up.
You meander along the walls and you go higher and higher above the Nesque river. The views vary and there is even some shade in the far corners of this gorge. The last part is a bit steeper and there are some cut-outs, little traffic and many cyclists enjoying themselves.
At the top there's a viewpoint to take a rest and don't be surprised if a wild boar nibbles at your bike.
Descend to Monieux and the choice to ride back via the south side to Methamis or through Sault and either via the Col d'Abeilles back to Villes sur Auzon or via Sault to Chalet Reynard and then descend to Bedoin.

Net buiten het geweld van de Ventoux maar hij blijft op de achtergrond, makkelijk bereikbaar vanuit Sault en Bedoin en met een omweg over de Madelaine ook vanuit Malaucene een mooie route.
Aan het eind van het slapende Villes sur Auzon draai je de Gorges op, de top ligt zo'n 20 kilometer verder maar met gemiddeld nog geen 4% is het een mooie opwarmer.
Je meandert langs de wanden en je gaat steeds hoger boven de Nesque rivier fietsen. Het uitzicht varieert en er is zelfs wat schaduw in de uithoeken van deze kloof. Het laatste stuk is iets steiler en er zijn wat uitgehakte korte doorgangen, weinig verkeer en veel fietsers die aan het genieten zijn.
Boven een uitzichtpunt om even te rusten en schrik niet als er opeens een wild zwijn aan je fiets staat te knabbbelen.
Afdalen naar Monieux en de keus om via de zuidkant naar Methamis terug te rijden of door naar Sault en hetzij via de Col d'Abeilles retour naar Villes sur Auzon of via Sault naar Chalet Reynard en dan afdalen naar Bedoin.

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
KarelOverbeeke
3 y 5.0
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Easy climb through a beautiful area, really worth it. little traffic, beautiful panoramas and ideal for Sault to climb the Ventoux (possibly to Chalet Reynard).

Makkelijke klim door een schitterende omgeving, echt de moeite waard. weinig verkeer, mooie panorama's en ideaal om via Sault de Ventoux te beklimmen (evt tot Chalet Reynard).

Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon
Gorges de la Nesque from Villes-sur-Auzon