Col de Vence Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

4.1
FIETS
6 mi
DISTANCE
2,074 ft
GAINED
6.6 %
AVG. GRADE

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This 6 mile bike climb is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. The average gradient is 6.6% and there is a total elevation gain of 2,074 ft, finishing at 3,171 ft.

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Difficulty: Moderate
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Dec 1, 2022
difficulty: Moderate
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 5
Dec 1, 2022
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 5
A very popular local climb starting in the center of Vence. Hundreds of cyclists do this on the weekend. Traffic is light Monday to Friday. Great views to the south of Nice and Cote D'Azur. Having done it a few times, frankly the descent is more fun. Only a couple hairpins (laces in French), it's non-technical. Whichever way one does it, the col makes part of a great loop, so continue over the col and check out Coursegoules and continue descending to Carros and back down the Var. OR, do this counter-clockwise, in which case the Col is almost an afterthought as Coursegoules is higher, and you've only 50-60 meters climbing to summit the col from that direction.
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Cycling Col de Vence

Ride 9.7 kilometers gaining 632 meters at 6.6% average grade.

Col de Vence is a popular cycling route located in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southeastern France. It is a well-known climb among cyclists due to its challenging terrain and stunning scenic views. Here's what it's like to cycle Col de Vence:

Scenic Beauty: The ride up Col de Vence offers breathtaking views of the French Riviera and the surrounding countryside. As you ascend, you'll be able to see the Mediterranean Sea, picturesque villages, and lush green landscapes, making the challenging climb a rewarding experience.

Challenging Ascent: The climb is approximately 9.7 kilometers  long with an average gradient of around 6%. While this may not seem too steep, the ascent can be physically demanding, especially for inexperienced or unprepared cyclists. The road winds its way up the mountain, so be prepared for several hairpin turns and changing gradients.

Popular with Cyclists: Col de Vence is a well-known spot for cyclists, both local and visiting from around the world.

Overall, cycling Col de Vence is a memorable experience for cyclists of all levels. The challenging climb, combined with the stunning views, makes it a popular destination for cyclists seeking both physical and visual rewards.

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