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Semnoz

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Elevation profile Semnoz
557
difficulty points
5.8%
avg. gradient
13%
steepest 100 meters
13.9km
length
800m
total ascent

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Semnoz is a climb in the region Annecy. It is 13.9km long and bridges 800 vertical meters with an average gradient of 5.8%, resulting in a difficulty score of 557. The top of the ascent is located at 1695 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 17 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 5 photos.

Road names: D110 & D41

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Beautiful climb. In my opinion the ideal climb to learn how to climb. It is not very steep, and the view is great. Highly recommended. Last time I did it from Annecy, I think my preference would be to take it from the Col de Leschaux, because then you have the (better and more beautiful) descent tow... read more
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Semnoz from Col de Leschaux
This climb
Annecy
69 climbs
Haute Savoie
119 climbs
French Alps
1172 climbs
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
1439 climbs
Alps
3165 climbs
France
5413 climbs
Europe
20676 climbs
Difficulty points
557
2
rank
27
rank
48
rank
323
65% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
274
65% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1334
rank
525
65% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2154
Average gradient
5.8%
rank
44
66% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
77
66% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
654
66% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
641
66% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
2095
78% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
1940
66% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
7451
80% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
13.9km
rank
18
rank
15
rank
203
71% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
214
71% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
658
rank
507
71% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
1619
Total ascent
800m
rank
19
rank
24
41% less ascent than
Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée
rank
247
61% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
211
61% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
936
62% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
424
61% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1611
71% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
9 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:58:48
11 km/h 01:15:36
15 km/h 00:55:26
19 km/h 00:43:46

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Reviews/stories (17)

Himmelsbla
8 Mo
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Beautiful climb. In my opinion the ideal climb to learn how to climb. It is not very steep, and the view is great. Highly recommended. Last time I did it from Annecy, I think my preference would be to take it from the Col de Leschaux, because then you have the (better and more beautiful) descent towards Annecy.

Prachtige klim. Wat mij betreft de ideale klim om te leren klimmen. Het is niet bijzonder steil, en het uitzicht is geweldig. Een aanrader. De vorige keer vanuit Annecy gedaan, ik denk dat mijn voorkeur zou hebben om hem vanaf de Col de Leschaux te pakken, omdat je dan de (betere en mooiere) afdaling richting Annecy hebt.

KuuKen1981
9 Mo
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Long climb in combination with Col de Leschaux. Last piece about 5 km are the hardest. View was beautiful but was very cloudy, more fog than view. Descent to Annecy is really nice.

Lange klim i.c.m. met Col de Leschaux. Laatste stuk circa 5 km zijn het lastigst. Uitzicht was mooi maar was zeer bewolkt, meer mist dan uitzicht. Afdaling naar Annecy is echt leuk.

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FRW
9 Mo
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Like most we started from the lake via the Col de Leschaux. The road surface has been partly replaced but not in other places. All in all a nice climb to do.

Zoals de meesten begonnen vanaf het meer via de Col de Leschaux. Het wegdek is gedeeltelijk vervangen maar op andere plekken is dit niet het geval. Al met al een leuke klim om te doen.

gaugau7
10 Mo
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Nice climb, and quite long if you do it after having already climbed the col de Leschaux. During the ascent and the arrival, superb view on the lake of Annecy

Montée agréable, et assez longue si on l'enchaîne après avoir déjà onté le col de Leschaux. Lors de la montée et l'arrivée, superbe vue sur le lac d'Annecy

Tomaskrak
1 y
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Tomaskrak
1 y
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Stefanofiets
1 y
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Nice climb, first you cycle the col de Leschaux. And then you start the Semnoz climb. Road surface is probably renewed last year because it looks like new. From this side I found it an easy climb. But long including the col de Leschaux is so'n 23 km climb. From the top you have an insanely beautiful view over the mountains and you can also see Mont Blanc. Also beautiful hiking at the top.

Mooie klim, eerst fiets je de col de Leschaux over. En dan begin je aan de Semnoz klim. Wegdek is denk ik afgelopen jaar vernieuwd want ziet er als nieuw uit. Vanaf deze kant vond ik het een makkelijke klim. Wel lang inclusief de col de Leschaux is het zo'n 23 km klimmen. Vanaf de top heb je een waanzinnig mooi uitzicht over de bergen en zie je ook de Mont Blanc. Ook prachtig wandelen op de top.

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Raymond
2 y
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Today I also did this climb indeed a nice one to start with. Like many say to get to the starting point you just start climbing by the lake. Beautiful panoramas where you can really enjoy.

Vandaag ook deze klim gedaan inderdaad een mooie om mee te beginnen. Zoals velen zeggen om bij het startpunt te komen begin je gewoon lekker bij het meer te klimmen. Prachtige panorama''s waar je echt van kunt genieten.

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Thimo Petri
2 y
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I can agree with the words of Bram, because to get to the start indicated here you start somewhere near the lake. However, there are many roads to get to this point.
My Garmin also sent me in a circle a couple of times. This side of the road is a bit less paved and narrow at the end, and I descended towards Annecy, but halfway I took the D241 towards Quintal and then towards Seynod/Annecy.

Ook deze kant gedaan.Ik kan me heel goed vinden in de woorden van Bram, want om bij deze aangegeven start te komen start je toch ergens bij het meer. Echter zijn er tal van weggetjes om bij dit punt te komen.
Mijn Garmin stuurde me ook een aantal keer in een rondje. Deze kant is qua wegdek wel wat minder en smal op het einde, en ik ben afgedaald richting Annecy, echter heb ik halfverwege de D241 genomen richting Quintal en dan zo richting Seynod/Annecy

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bas
2 y
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Ridden it today. Fantastic climb to warm up. Less difficult than from Annecy, but much more varied and with beautiful panoramas. The descent to Annecy is wonderful.

Vandaag gereden. Fantastische klim om op te warmen. Minder zwaar dan vanuit Annecy, maar veel afwisselender en met mooie panorama's. De afdaling naar Annecy is heerlijk.

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Bram
3 y
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Too bad the climb to col de leschaux is not counted here. There is nobody who only does the Semnoz from this side. Everyone starts at the lake...

Jammer dat hier de klim naar col de leschaux niet bijgeteld wordt. Er is niemand die alleen de Semnoz doet vanaf deze kant. Iedereen begint bij het meer...

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Ricardo
4 y
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Nice warming-up for the heavier alpine work. From this side is climb nowhere really difficult and because the asphalt on this side is significantly worse than the Annecy side, you can better from this side so you can descend to Annecy on good asphalt.
I did the climb last week with 35 degrees and many people with me...

Mooi opwarmertje voor het zwaardere alpenwerk. Vanaf deze kant is klim nergens echt lastig en omdat het asfalt aan deze kant aanzienlijk slechter is dan aan de Annecy-kant, kun je hem beter vanaf deze kant oprijden zodat je over goed asfalt kunt dalen naar Annecy.
Heb de klim vorige week gereden met 35 graden en velen met mij...

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Hans Kruijt
5 y
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Nice climb in the afternoon mostly in the shade. Boring long pieces, but the signs help you from km to km. Last four km very nice and spicy at the end. Nicest moment was the cowbells. You could hear them in the forest and they sounded louder and louder. A nice distraction from the toiling and another km to go. On top I got myself a coke. Bit of sugar supplement. Before that I had climbed from St. Jorioz so almost 22 km in total.

Mooi klim s middags grotendeels in de schaduw. Wel saaie lange stukken, maar de bordjes helpen je van km naar km. Laatste vier km erg mooi en pittig op te einde. Leukste moment vond ik de koeien bellen. Die hoorde je in het bos steeds harder klinken. Leidt mooi af van het zwoegers en hup weer een km. Bovenop ff een colaatje gescoord. Beetje suikers aanvullen. Had daarvoor al een klim genomen uit St. Jorioz dus bijna 22 km totaal geklommen, best pittig.

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Bram Bouwman
5 y
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First we did the col de Leschaux which after a short descent turns into the semnoz. No heavy climb more nice gradually. The other side is a lot harder. Descent to Annecy is tough, many sharp turns and with heavy rainfall very carefully descended. All in all a beautiful route.

Eerst de col de Leschaux gedaan die na een korte afdaling overloopt in de semnoz. Geen zware klim meer mooi geleidelijk lopend. De andere kant is een stuk zwaarder. Afdaling naar Annecy is pittig, veel scherpe bochten en met zware regenval erg voorzichtig afgedaald. Al bij al mooie route.

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Jan Huizenga
5 y
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This is a very nice route to cycle, but the tarmac is not as good everywhere. The last 3 km below the top is even oppressive because there the road surface has been pounded down and cars can hardly pass each other. (Route from Leschaux)
Last km is really heavy.
Is beautiful mountain to cycle.
08-08-2016

Dit is een hele mooie route om te fietsen, waarbij het asfalt niet overal even mooi is. De laatste 3 km onder de top is zelfs benauwend omdat daar het wegdek is neergekwakt en auto's elkaar nauwelijks kunnen passeren. ( route vanaf Leschaux )
Laatste km is echt zwaar.
Is mooie berg om te fietsen.
08-08-2016

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Jan Huizenga
5 y
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This is a very nice route to cycle, but the tarmac is not as good everywhere. The last 3 km below the top is even oppressive because there the road surface has been pounded down and cars can hardly pass each other. (Route from Leschaux)
Last km is really heavy.
Is beautiful mountain to cycle.

Dit is een hele mooie route om te fietsen, waarbij het asfalt niet overal even mooi is. De laatste 3 km onder de top is zelfs benauwend omdat daar het wegdek is neergekwakt en auto's elkaar nauwelijks kunnen passeren. ( route vanaf Leschaux )
Laatste km is echt zwaar.
Is mooie berg om te fietsen.

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Van Dessel Jos
7 y
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This was my first climb. Directly from Annecy seemed a bit difficult, via Col de Leschaux it was doable. Hardest kilometres are at the very end. Friday 25th july 2014

Was mijn eerste klim. Direct vanuit Annecy leek me wel wat moeilijk, via Col de Leschaux was het wel te doen. Moeilijkste kilometers liggen helemaal op het einde. Vrijdag 25 juli 2014

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