Col du Sapey East Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

4.7
FIETS
5.6 mi
DISTANCE
2,082 ft
GAINED
7 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Erwan Treguier, Brittany, France

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Our favorite lesser known Col in the Saint Jean de Maurienne area. 

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Difficulty: Moderate
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Jun 12, 2023
difficulty: Moderate
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 2
Jun 12, 2023
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 2
First couple km's the road is in poor condition, cracked, pitted, potholes. It get's slightly better for a while, but the last 1.2km were really bad except for the 400-500m of repaved section. I descended the west side and the top of that is even worse. I can see why not many do this on Strava.
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CLIMB SUMMARY

Cycling Col du Sapey from the east.

Ride 9 kilometers gaining 635 meters at 7% average grade.

This is our favorite lesser known climb in the Saint Jean de Maurriene cycling climbing hub.  This side of Col du Sapey overlaps most of the Montdenis climb - go left at the fork to Sapey and right to Montdenis.

The hairpins on the side of the mountain are stark and easily distinguishable from the Maurienne Valley - 11 hairpins over 5.6 kilometers averaging 7.1%.

While this climb is little known, it has a great set of features at the top.  By the way, “le grand domaine cyclable du monde” means “the great cycling area of the world” in French, and we wholeheartedly agree.