Vieille Route de France from Bouillon

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Elevation profile Vieille Route de France from Bouillon
Elevation profile Vieille Route de France from Bouillon
Elevation profile Vieille Route de France from Bouillon
199
difficulty points
8.3%
avg. gradient
12.9%
steepest 100 meters
2.5km
length
211m
total ascent

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Vieille Route de France from Bouillon is a climb in the region Semois Valley. It is 2.5km long and bridges 211 vertical meters with an average gradient of 8.3%, resulting in a difficulty score of 199. The top of the ascent is located at 432 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 7 reviews of this climb and uploaded 3 photos.

Road names: Vieille Route de France & Moulin à Vent

5.0 by jboesman
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
The appreciation of a slope often depends on a piece of personal sentiment. The Vieille Route reminds me of the many scouting camps we did in the early nineties along the Semois river (Frahan, Dohan, Poupehan, ...).), during which we regularly had to cross this little mountain (because "safer t... read more
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Vieille Route de France from Bouillon
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Cycling routes

Personally mapped out and verified by climbfinder!
Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
The big tour of Bouillon
The big tour of Bouillon
5.0
131.5km 2526m 14
The unknown walls of Bouillon
The unknown walls of Bouillon
3.0
89.2km 1669m 8

Statistics

Vieille Route de France from Bouillon
This climb
Semois Valley
70 climbs
Belgian Luxembourg
840 climbs
Belgian Ardennes
2810 climbs
Ardennes
3414 climbs
Wallonia
5121 climbs
Belgium
7939 climbs
Europe
41914 climbs
Difficulty points
199
rank
2
7% easier than
Les Enclaves
rank
11
42% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
34
42% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
65
42% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
35
42% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
35
42% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
11258
Average gradient
8.3%
rank
6
40% less steep than
La Cornette
rank
42
40% less steep than
La Cornette
rank
188
53% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
222
65% less steep than
Kuesselt from Welscheid
rank
337
53% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
408
53% less steep than
La Goulette from Olloy-sur-Viroin
rank
5134
72% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
2.5km
rank
32
rank
287
84% shorter than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
811
85% shorter than
Pannensterzkopf via Ternell
rank
1019
85% shorter than
Pannensterzkopf via Ternell
rank
1041
85% shorter than
Pannensterzkopf via Ternell
rank
1150
85% shorter than
Pannensterzkopf via Ternell
rank
19159
Total ascent
211m
rank
9
13% less ascent than
Côte de Rochehaut from Poupehan
rank
37
53% less ascent than
Baraque de Fraiture
rank
120
56% less ascent than
Signal de Botrange from Membach
rank
213
56% less ascent than
Signal de Botrange from Membach
rank
119
56% less ascent than
Signal de Botrange from Membach
rank
120
56% less ascent than
Signal de Botrange from Membach
rank
13686

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
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Road surface condition

63% 38% 0%
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Traffic

71% 29% 0%
Based on 7 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:21:43
11 km/h 00:13:49
15 km/h 00:10:08
19 km/h 00:08:00

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Reviews (7)

jboesman
1 y 5.0
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The appreciation of a slope often depends on a piece of personal sentiment. The Vieille Route reminds me of the many scouting camps we did in the early nineties along the Semois river (Frahan, Dohan, Poupehan, ...).), during which we regularly had to cross this little mountain (because "safer than the busy road"), on a normal city bike (on which most of us had only three gears at the most), sometimes with a backpack (when we were on a two/three day hike), and sometimes even at night (when we were on the rags in Bouillon). I still remember heated discussions with comrades who were panting, firmly convinced that in the Tour de France this would be "at least"a col outside the category, and who saw any putting this into perspective as a personal insult to their efforts.

Years later, on a racing bike, it all goes a lot smoother, but it's still a tough one, and seeing Bouillon get smaller and smaller remains a special experience.

De waardering voor een helling is vaak ook afhankelijk van een stuk persoonlijk sentiment. Mij herinnert de "Vieille Route" aan de vele scoutskampen in de vroege jaren 90 aan de Semois (Frahan, Dohan, Poupehan, ...) , waarbij we geregeld ook dit bergje over moesten (want "veiliger dan de drukke baan"), op een gewone stadsfiets (waar de meesten van ons hooguit drie versnellingen op hadden steken), soms met trekrugzak (als we op twee/driedaagse waren), en soms zelfs 's nachts (als we op de lappen waren geweest in Bouillon). Ik herinner me nog verhitte discussies met uithijgende kameraden, er stellig van overtuigd dat dit in de Tour de France "minstens" een col buiten categorie zou zijn, en elke relativering daarvan aanzagen als een persoonlijke belediging voor hun inspanningen.

Jaren later, met de racefiets, gaat het allemaal een stuk soepeler, maar het blijft toch een pittig ding, en het steeds kleiner zien worden van Bouillon blijft een bijzondere ervaring.

Matthieu08
1 y 3.0
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BOUILLON IS A BELGIAN VILLAGE NOT TO BE MISSED IN THE REGION. AFTER A WALK ALONG THE SEMOIS RIVER THE ROAD RISES SHARPLY TO START A NICE LITTLE CLIMB TOWARDS THE CHAPEL.

BOUILLON EST UN VILLAGE BELGE INCONTOURNABLE DE LA REGION . APRES S ETRE PROMENER LE LONG DE LA SEMOIS LA ROUTE S ELEVE BRUTALEMENT POUR COMMENCER UNE JOLIE PETITE ASCENSION DIRECTION LA CHAPELLE.

devision2002
2 y 4.0
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I have always had a soft spot for the town of Bouillon and the Semois valley. This climb that starts at the foot of the castle is quite difficult. You have to wait a good kilometre before you see the gradients decrease. In the middle of the climb, the houses become smaller and in theory there are fewer cars. In the first hectometres, the view is beautiful over the town and the castle of Bouillon. One of my favourite climbs in Belgium

J'ai toujours eu un faible pour la ville de Bouillon et la vallée de la Semois. Cette côte qui commence au pied du château est assez difficile. Il faut attendre un bon kilomètre avant de voir les pourcentages diminuer. Au milieu de la côte, les habitations diminuent, et on croise en théorie moins de voiture. Dans les premiers hectomètres, la vue est belle sur la ville et le château de Bouillon. Une de mes côtes préférées en Belgique

Elflamenco
2 y 4.0
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One of the standard climbs I do when I'm in the area. Always a test for yourself. Very steep and no respite until after about a kilometre a hundred. Then it flattens out a bit to get back to serious climbing until the transmitter mast, after which there is an easier part, followed by a final three hundred meters that again look for double percentages.

Een van de standaardklimmen die ik doe als ik in de buurt ben. Telkens een test voor jezelf. Erg steil en geen verpozing tot na ongeveer een kilometer honderd. Dan vlakt het wat af om opnieuw serieus te stijgen tot de zendmast, waarna er een makkelijker stuk komt, gevolgd door een laatste driehonderd meter die opnieuw de dubbele percentages opzoeken.

Robertb
2 y 3.0
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nice quiet climb until the top in the forest, then best direction Corbion, because the first right to return is nice but is a MTB trail through the forest.

mooie rustige klim tot bovenaan in bos, daarna best richting Corbion, want eerste rechts om terug te keren is mooi maar is een MTB trail door het bos

Maarten
2 y 3.0
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Don't forget to look back every now and then for the view! Because in front of you is only a long steep road with 1 curve in it.

Vooral niet vergeten af en toe om te kijken voor het uitzicht! Want voor je ligt alleen maar een lange steile weg met 1 bocht erin.

Fausto
3 y 3.0 00:10:15 (14.8km/h)
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Not the most beautiful of climbs, but it's nice to leave Belgium via this wall. It's a very straight road, so maybe not very encouraging because all you see in front of you is a slope. Just before the transmitter mast the road flattens out, but the last part is a bit steeper again. Bienvenue en France!

Niet de allermooiste klim, maar het heeft wel wat om via deze muur België uit te rijden. Het is een erg rechte weg, dus misschien niet erg bemoedigend omdat je voor je alleen maar een helling ziet. Iets voor de zendmast vlakt het af, maar het laatste stukje wordt toch weer iets steiler. Bienvenue en France!