Cycling route The best of the French Ardennes

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93.5km
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1817m
total ascent
34km
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Starting point Starting point: Les Hauts Buttés. However, you can start anywhere along the route.

The best of the French Ardennes is a 93.5 kilometer bicycle route with a total ascent of 1817 meters.34 kilometers of the tour are uphill. There are 5 official climbs on the route. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews/stories of this route and uploaded 2 photos.

Climbs on the route

Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Roc la Tour from Monthermé
Roc la Tour from Monthermé ▲12.9km
1 hidden
3.6km
7.4%
7.4% 206
3
Col du Loup from Navaux
Col du Loup from Navaux ▲21.4km
3.1km
7.6%
7.6% 198
3
Côte de la Neuville aux Haies from Linchamps
Côte de la Neuville aux Haies from Linchamps ▲36km
3
4.7km
5.8%
5.8% 194
3
La Croix Gillet from Haybes
La Croix Gillet from Haybes ▲65.7km
7.2km
5.1%
5.1% 268
3
Côte du Malgré-Tout
Côte du Malgré-Tout ▲86.9km
10 beautiful hidden
4.9km
6.5%
6.5% 270
3
5 climbs 4.7km 6.5% 227

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Regions you cross

Region Other routes Route in region
French Ardennes 4 92.6km
Ardennes 24 92.6km

Time on bike

15 km/h 06:13
20 km/h 04:40
25 km/h 03:44
30 km/h 03:06

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Reviews/stories (2)

willardvanooij
4 Mo
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Beautiful route with unknown, but nevertheless tough climbs. The views are fantastic. Côte du Malgré-Tout remains a topper!

Prachtige route met onbekende, maar toch pittige klimmetjes. De uitzichten zijn fantastisch. Côte du Malgré-Tout blijft een topper!

DeLorre
5 Mo
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Very beautiful and for me less known region. We found what we were looking for, namely a series of long and fairly steep slopes to prepare for our first ascent of the Mont Ventoux in a few weeks. Lots of forests, roads in good shape (except for the descent after le Croix Gillet, where there was some typical french gravel on the road), wonderfully long descents, little traffic ... I think you can do the same route in the other direction in equally good conditions. We stayed at hotel Robinson, located along the route.

Heel mooie en voor mij minder gekende streek. We hebben er gevonden wat we zochten, nl. een reeks lange en vrij steile hellingen ter voorbereiding van onze eerste beklimming van de Mont Ventoux binnen enkele weken. Veel bossen, wegen in goede staat (op de afdaling na le Croix Gillet na, waar wat typisch Frans fijn steenslag op de weg lag), zalig lange afdalingen, weinig verkeer ... Volgens mij kan je dezelfde route ook in de andere richting afleggen in even goede omstandigheden. Wij verbleven in hotel Robinson dat langs het parcours ligt.

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