Col Agnel Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Col Agnel

France

Gorgeous and peaceful climb to the French/Italian border

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Climb Summary


Climb Summary

This gorgeous climb begins in Chateau-Ville-Vieille in the Alpes-Cote d’Azur provence of France and ends at the border of France and Italy (the Italian side is an equally wonderful climb - Colle dell Agnello).  This is not one of your most difficult European climbs, but what it lacks in challenge it makes up for in beauty.

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The climb is moderately long at 12.7 miles and rises to a respectable 8,700’, gaining 4,220’ at 6.24% average grade.  The grade is never hits double figures and is relatively constant with the steepest mile hitting only 8.5%.  

Clearly visible from the roadway to our right during the first few miles of the climb is Demoiselle Coiffé which is a French Natural Monument created by the erosion of glacial deposits - be sure to stop and admire this beautiful creation of nature.

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We travel through several quaint villages along the climb:

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We end at the border of Italy and France:

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