Pra Loup

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Elevation profile Pra Loup
Elevation profile Pra Loup
Elevation profile Pra Loup
380
difficulty points
6.4%
avg. gradient
14%
steepest 100 meters
7.4km
length
480m
total ascent

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Pra Loup is a climb in the region Serre Ponçon. It is 7.4km long and bridges 480 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.4%, resulting in a difficulty score of 380. The top of the ascent is located at 1624 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 10 reviews of this climb and uploaded 11 photos.

Road name: D908

3.0 by keniske
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Not spectacular, had done the La Coyalle before and added this one and this really wasn't difficult at all, the road is pretty good and at the top you do see some tourists walking around... read more
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Pra Loup
This climb
Serre Ponçon
194 climbs
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
150 climbs
Provence
739 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
978 climbs
French Alps
1802 climbs
Alps
5172 climbs
France
13228 climbs
Europe
46796 climbs
Difficulty points
380
rank
64
rank
38
rank
132
rank
201
rank
680
rank
2690
rank
1294
rank
6272
Average gradient
6.4%
rank
104
58% less steep than
Côte du Noyret
rank
50
44% less steep than
Plaine de Barbaro from Riez
rank
175
rank
294
rank
824
rank
2995
76% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
4022
rank
14065
78% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
7.4km
rank
66
rank
56
rank
206
rank
284
rank
717
84% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
2367
rank
1983
84% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
7985
Total ascent
480m
rank
65
70% less ascent than
Cime de la Bonette
rank
41
70% less ascent than
Cime de la Bonette
rank
154
rank
226
rank
685
77% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
2530
77% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
1471
77% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
6426

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
5 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

100% 0% 0%
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Traffic

67% 22% 11%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:03:50
11 km/h 00:40:37
15 km/h 00:29:47
19 km/h 00:23:31

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Reviews (10)

keniske
7 h 3.0
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Not spectacular, had done the La Coyalle before and added this one and this really wasn't difficult at all, the road is pretty good and at the top you do see some tourists walking around

Niet spectaculair, had de La Coyalle ervoor al gedaan en deze nog erbij genomen en dit was echt niet moeilijk hoor, de weg is redelijk goed en boven zie je wel wat toeristen rondlopen

neel
1 Mo 4.0
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Very nice climb though a tough section of 10 per cent plus but definitely recommended if you are in the area

Zeer leuke klim wel een zwaar stuk van 10 procent plus maar zeker aante raden als je in de buurt bent

Jochen6911
2 Mo 3.0
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If you are in the area just ride up. A piece of tour history, Eddy Merckx was beaten (1975) by Bernard Thevenet. Nice climb

Als je in de buurt bent gewoon omhoog rijden. Een stuk tour geschiedenis, Eddy Merckx werd (1975) veslagen door Bernard Thevenet. Leuke klim

Cromagnon
10 Mo 2.0
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The climb is easy. The road is good. The views are not thrilling. The architecture up there is desolate and hideous. The resort was ghostly. Fortunately, there's this "portico" in homage to Thévenet, which feels good. Really, you can do without this climb.

L’ascension est facile. La route est bonne. Les vues ne sont pas palpitantes. L’architecture là haut est désolante et hideuse. La station était fantomatique. Heureusement, il y a ce « portique » en hommage à Thévenet qui fait du bien. Vraiment, on peut se passer de cette montée. Ce n’est pas à Praloup que j’irai skier…

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Kripz
1 y 3.0
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Beetje saaie klim, je denkt dat je er bent als je het bord Pra Loup 1500 ziet maar helaas. Het stijgingspercentage op het einde lijkt niet te kloppen, komt meer in de buurt van 8% ipv de beloofde 3 en 4%.
Asfalt op sommige plaatsen niet al te best, veel grind.
In de zomer niks te doen...

Beetje saaie klim, je denkt dat je er bent als je het bord Pra Loup 1500 ziet maar helaas. Het stijgingspercentage op het einde lijkt niet te kloppen, komt meer in de buurt van 8% ipv de beloofde 3 en 4%.
Asfalt op sommige plaatsen niet al te best, veel grind.
In de zomer niks te doen...
Door de brede weg is de afdaling is wel lekker.

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Daems
2 y 1.0
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Aug 2021 climbed because mercx lost the tour here once. Other than that it's a gribus climb. Wasted time with all the other beauty around. Pra Loup is the ugliest ski village I've ever seen. The climb was a bit harder than expected due to strong headwind from the fohn from the allos and because garmin indicated 34.5 degree. I understood that if you are even slightly less here, that you have spicy. Pieces 10 and 8, not long. Climb is continuous by anyway in the back of the village

Aug 2021 beklommen omdat mercx de tour eens verloor hier. Verder dan dat is het een gribus klim. Verloren tijd met al het andere mooie in de buurt. Pra Loup is het lelijkste skidorp wat ik ooit heb gezien. De klim was iets zwaarder dan verwacht door harde tegenwind van de fohn vanaf de allos en omdat garmin 34,5 graad aangaf. Ik begreep dat als je ook maar iets minder bent hier, dat je toch pittig hebt. Stukjes 10 en 8 , niet lang. Klim stijgt wel continue door toch achterin het dorp

patrickbaert
3 y 3.0
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August 2017 cycled up the climb that was already 3x Tourfinish.
When you turn right off the wide road (Barcelonnette-Col d'Allos) it is quite uphill via some hairpin turns and briefly a 10% stretch. You get beautiful panoramas of the valley. The architects artificially developed "Pra Loup 1600" (apartments / ski catering) is less beautiful and one reaches this end via a
one-way traffic loop.
Contrary to other reviews, in my case there was summer activity here (mtb/beachvolley/tennis/hiking) so provisioning was not a problem. There are also kilometer markers along the route.
Just like nearby Super Sauze, this is the ideal (not too long or too steep) warm-up climb for more solid cycling in the Barcelonnette region.

Augustus 2017 de klim die reeds 3x Tourfinish was op gefietst.
Wanneer je de brede weg (Barcelonnette-Col d'Allos) rechts afdraait is het behoorlijk bergop via enkele haarspeldbochten en even een 10% strook. Men krijgt mooie panorama's op het dal. Het door architecten kunstmatig ontwikkelde "Pra Loup 1600" (appartementen/skihoreca) is minder fraai en men bereikt dit eindpunt via een
éénrichtings verkeerslus .
In tegenstelling tot andere reviews was er hier in mijn geval wel zomerse bedrijvigheid (mtb/beachvolley/tennis/wandelen) zodat bevoorrading geen probleem was. Er zijn ook kilometerpaaltjes langs de route.
Net zoals nabijgelegen Super Sauze is dit de ideale (niet te lang of te steil) opwarmingsklim voor steviger fietswerk in de regio van Barcelonnette.

Bob
4 y 3.0
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Climbed Pra Loup with my girlfriend in July 2019. Nice clear climb with occasional nice views of Barcelonette. Taking a photo at the monument where Thevenet beat Merckx was the highlight. Other than that, the village of Pra Loup itself is a runaway ski village, where they come downhilling like crazy on their mountain bikes.

Pra Loup beklommen met mijn vriendin in Juli 2019. Mooie overzichtelijke klim met af en toe mooi uitzicht op Barcelonette. Een foto nemen bij het monument waar Thevenet Merckx versloeg was het hoogtepunt. Verder is het dorp Pra Loup zelf een uit de grond gestampt Fans skidorp, waar ze als gekken naar beneden komen downhillen op hun mountainbike.

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henk
6 y
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Last year 1st week of September. Spicy but short. Was hot, nothing open. Above picture at the Wolf and further there is nothing to do

Verleden jaar 1e week september gedaan. Pittig maar kort. Was bloedheet, niks open. Bovenaam fotootje bij de Wolf en verder is er helemaal niks te beleven

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Edmond Heijboer
8 y
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A not too difficult climb, with a very good road surface, which of course makes the descent fun.
Arriving in Pra Loup, it appears that this is Pra Loup 1500, keep on cycling and you will reach the top: Pra Loup 1600.
In the summer there is nothing to do, but in the winter it will be fun.

Een niet te moeilijke klim, met en erg goed wegdek, wat de afdaling natuurlijk weer leuk maakt.
Aankomend in Pra Loup, blijkt dat dit Pra Loup 1500 is, even door fietsen en je bent aan de top: Pra Loup 1600.
In de zomer is er niets te beleven, in de winter zal het best leuk zijn daar.