Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon

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Elevation profile Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Elevation profile Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Elevation profile Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
565
difficulty points
10.1%
avg. gradient
17.2%
steepest 100 meters
5km
length
504m
total ascent

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Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon is a climb in the region Briançon. It is 5km long and bridges 504 vertical meters with an average gradient of 10.1%, resulting in a difficulty score of 565. The top of the ascent is located at 1844 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 5 reviews of this climb and uploaded 4 photos.

Road name: Route de Poët Ollagnier

5.0 by Cromagnon
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
It is difficult to climb and difficult to descend... In short, this climb is fantastic! The effort is tough, especially as it actually starts much further down from the centre of Briançon. The road is tiny, winding every 10 metres. A concentration of hairpins. The road is bumpy, so watch out on t... read more
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Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon

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Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
This climb
Briançon
95 climbs
Hautes Alpes
235 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
978 climbs
French Alps
1801 climbs
Alps
5171 climbs
France
13191 climbs
Europe
46699 climbs
Difficulty points
565
rank
13
45% easier than
Col du Granon
rank
26
rank
86
rank
396
rank
1824
rank
640
rank
3481
Average gradient
10.1%
rank
6
17% less steep than
Chemin Vieux from Briançon
rank
8
34% less steep than
Côte du Noyret
rank
30
rank
72
rank
568
62% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
523
rank
2375
66% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
5km
rank
46
rank
130
rank
477
rank
1094
90% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
3283
rank
3287
90% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
12257
Total ascent
504m
rank
25
64% less ascent than
Col du Galibier from Briançon
rank
63
64% less ascent than
Col du Galibier from Briançon
rank
206
rank
638
76% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
2391
76% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
1326
76% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
5982

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
25 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

0% 75% 25%
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Traffic

100% 0% 0%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:42:35
11 km/h 00:27:06
15 km/h 00:19:52
19 km/h 00:15:41

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Reviews (5)

Cromagnon
1 Mo 5.0
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It is difficult to climb and difficult to descend... In short, this climb is fantastic!
The effort is tough, especially as it actually starts much further down from the centre of Briançon. The road is tiny, winding every 10 metres.
A concentration of hairpins. The road is bumpy, so watch out on the way down.
After passing a hamlet (4 houses, 0 inhabitants), the road is totally gravel for the last kilometre. The view of the Cité Vauban and the whole mountain range is breathtaking. The little chapel is full of charm. A beautiful but demanding climb. Definitely worth doing.
No photos today: I'd forgotten my cable at the campsite. It's a pity because there was plenty of photographic material.
Just one photo taken with the phone of Micheline, a hiker. It was near the little hamlet.
The descent is fantastic. But watch out for all the pitfalls (the bumps in particular). It's a very technical descent and potentially dangerous if you're not careful.

Elle est difficile à monter et difficile à descendre…
Bref, cette montée est formidable !
L’effort est rude d’autant qu’en réalité il commence bien plus bas depuis le centre de Briançon.
La route est minuscule et elle serpente tous les 10 mètres…
Un véritable concentré d’épingles à cheveux.
Et cette route est aussi bosselée donc gaffe en redescendant.
Après avoir dépassé un hameau (4 maisons 0 habitants) la route est totalement gravel sur le dernier kilomètre. Et ça continue à grimper durement.
La vue sur la Cité Vauban et sur toute la chaîne de montagnes est saisissante.
La petite chapelle décatie est pleine de charme. Une très belle mais exigeante ascension.
À faire, sans aucun doute.
Pas de photo aujourd’hui : j’avais oublié ma batterie externe au camping. C’est regrettable parce qu’il y avait de la belle matière photographique.
Juste une photo prise avec le téléphone de Micheline, randonneuse. C’était au niveau du petit hameau.
La descente est fantastique. Mais attention à toutes les embûches (les bosses notamment). Une descente bien technique et potentiellement dangereuse si vous n’êtes pas vigilant.

Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Kevin
11 Mo 5.0 00:35:37 (8.4km/h)
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Hairpin paradise! By gravel bike, I conquered this short, steep climb in July 2023. Where the tarmac stops, I scrambled up another one-and-a-half km on a (tricky) gravel path. Once at the top, you are rewarded with phenomenal views of Briancon.

Haarspeldbochtenparadijs! Met de gravel bike deze korte, steile klim bedwongen in juli 2023. Waar het asfalt stopt, ben ik nog een anderhalve km omhoog geklauterd via een (lastig) gravelpaadje. Eens boven op de top word je beloond met een fenomenaal uitzicht op Briancon.

cjgeugies
1 y 4.0
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Know what you are getting into! One hairpin bend follows the next and at each one it goes up gigantically. In short: magnificent!

Weet waar je aan begint! De ene haarspeldbocht volgt de andere op en bij elke gaat het gigantisch stijl omhoog. Kortom: prachtig!

patrickbaert
3 y 5.0
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Briançon has next to its 3 big climbs (Izoard/Granon/Galibier) also this hidden unknown climb.
At the start it is already steep up via hairpin bends and this will remain the constant throughout the climb. In the first phase you pass a medical center located on the mountainside and then dive alone and without traffic on a narrow road into the pine forest.
The views on Briançon and the surrounding mountain peaks are just as breathtaking as the route and make you forget the double digit percentages and the sore legs.
It's a shame that for racing bikes the road stops in Serre Lan before you reach the panoramic Croix de Toulouse (1962m), but nevertheless this short adventurous climb is not to be missed!

Briançon heeft naast de 3 grote fietskleppers (Izoard/Granon/Galibier) waarmee ze op spandoeken uitpakken, ook nog deze verborgen onbekende klim.
Bij de start gaat het al direct steil omhoog via haarspeldbochten en dit zullen de constanten blijven gedurende de hele klim. In de aanvangsfase fiets je nog een op de bergflank gelegen Medisch Centrum voorbij om daarna eenzaam en zonder verkeer op smalle weg het naaldwoud in te duiken.
De uitzichten op Briançon en de omringende bergpieken zijn net zoals de route adembenemend en doen je de dubbele cijfers percentages en de pijnlijke benen vergeten.
Spijtig dat voor racefietsen de weg stopt in Serre Lan voor je het panoramapunt Croix de Toulouse (1962m) bereikt, maar desondanks mag je deze korte avontuurlijke klim absoluut niet aan je laten voorbij gaan!

Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Croix de Toulouse / Route de Poët Ollagnier from Briançon
Rogier
3 y 4.0
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Unknown but an absolute must near Briançon you are here alone (with some hikers and some mountain bikers) the road is steep and the view is phenomenal. Anyone who is in the vicinity of Brainçon and loves secret tips should definitely do this climb!

Onbekend maar een absolute aanrader nabij Briançon je bent hier alleen (met wat wandelaars en wat mountainbikers) de weg is steil en het uitzicht is fenomenaal. Iedereen die in de buurt van Brainçon zit en van geheimtips houdt moet deze klim zeker doen!