Elevation profile Grand Colombier from Lochieu
Elevation profile Grand Colombier from Lochieu
Elevation profile Grand Colombier from Lochieu
783
difficulty points
7%
avg. gradient
13.5%
steepest 100 meters
12.8km
length
892m
total ascent

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Grand Colombier from Lochieu is a climb in the region Ain. It is 12.8km long and bridges 892 vertical meters with an average gradient of 7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 783. The top of the ascent is located at 1499 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews of this climb and uploaded 0 photos.

Road names: Route d'Arvières, D 120, D 120 & Route du Grand Colombier

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
The Grand Colombier is a must-see before you die for all passionate cyclists. It's.the.Mecca.of cycling. You have slopes that are found in very few places, 4 sides with each one its particularity. If you climb by Anglefort no pass will frighten you it is also true by virieu the small one so rai... read more
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Statistics

Grand Colombier from Lochieu
This climb
Ain
144 climbs
Jura
463 climbs
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
2656 climbs
France
12901 climbs
Europe
45506 climbs
Difficulty points
783
rank
8
rank
23
rank
165
51% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
284
51% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1721
Average gradient
7%
rank
40
rank
149
rank
791
rank
2974
rank
10639
76% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
12.8km
rank
23
rank
46
rank
335
73% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
723
73% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
3216
Total ascent
892m
rank
7
30% less ascent than
Col du Grand Colombier
rank
18
30% less ascent than
Col du Grand Colombier
rank
184
57% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
365
57% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1919

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
6 hairpin turns

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:49:44
11 km/h 01:09:50
15 km/h 00:51:12
19 km/h 00:40:25

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Reviews (2)

Arnaud01200
2 y 5.0
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The Grand Colombier is a must-see before you die for all passionate cyclists. It's.the.Mecca.of cycling. You have slopes that are found in very few places, 4 sides with each one its particularity. If you climb by Anglefort no pass will frighten you it is also true by virieu the small one so raid on 1.5km. It's a pass I do every week and it's a drug, one side calls for a second...etc. See you soon on the slopes of the G.C.

Le grand colombier est a faire avant de mourir pour tput cycliste passionné. C est.la Mecque du velo. Vous avez des pentes qu on trouve ennpeu d endroit, 4 faces avec chacune.sa.particularité. si tu grimpes par Anglefort aucun col ne t effraie ca vaut aussi par virieu le petit tellement raid sur 1.5km. C est un col que je fais toutes les semaines et c est une drogue un versant appelle un 2nd...etc. a bientot sur les pentes du G.C.

Arnaud01200
2 y 5.0
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Passes in stages so the average % is to be taken with distance. There is a resting place every 3kms or so to recharge the batteries that the rest of the slope has well diminished. When it's uphill it's between 9 and 10.5% but the climb isn't very long which makes it a nice training hill. For a large dovecote it's a hump that it's possible to do regularly in training unlike the one at Virieu de le petit or Anglefort which makes you go very less in the effort against yourself. Shady wilderness with a small river. The atmosphere changes when you come out of the woods, but the road is deserted and there's nothing rural about the approach. Everything I love about cycling. Watch out for the Canadian barriers. The.summit.of.the.pass.in.good.weather.offers.a.view.of.high.alpine.peaks.(mt blanc).and.lakes. You can't be a cyclist and die without having done one of the faces. I would put Culoz on the 2nd side, Anglefort on the 3rd and Virieu le Petit on the 4th. Culoz is the most beautiful for the view.

Col par palliers ainsi le % moyen est à prendre avec distance. On a un replat tous les 3kms environ pr recharger les batteries que le reste de la pente a bien diminué. Quand ca monte c est.entre 9 et 10.5% mais la montee n est pas tres longue ce qui en fait une belle bosse d entrainement. Pour un grand colombier c est une bosse qu il est possible de faire regulierement a l entrainement contrairement a celle de Virieu de le petit ou d Anglefort qui bous fait aller tres moin dans l effort contre vous meme. Sauvage ombragé avec une petite riviere. L ambiance change quand on sort du bois.mais route deserte l approche sans la ruralité. Tout ce que j aime.a velo. Attention aux barrieres canadiennes. Le.sommet du col par beau temps offre une vue mêlant lacs hauts sommets alpins (mt blanc) et lacs. Incontournable vous ne pouvez pas etre cycliste et mourir sans avoir fait l une des faces. Je placerais Culoz en 2e versant Anglefort en 3e et virieu le petit en 4e. Culoz pour la vue c est le plus beau.