Col de la Platta Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

7.7
FIETS
6.3 mi
DISTANCE
2,619 ft
GAINED
7.9 %
AVG. GRADE

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Page Contributor(s): Ties Arts, Brussem, Netherlands

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A true adventure in the French Alps. Starting in Courchevel Moriond (1650m) this climb is unique. 25% of the climb is gravel but manageable on a road bike. The climb is >8% average and has some very steep sections hitting 15-19%. The summit is dead-end at 2400 meters. You cycle through the landscape of ski slopes and lifts with beautiful views. This climb truly is a hidden gem in the Trois Vallees area. 

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Difficulty: Strenuous
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Sep 26, 2023
difficulty: Strenuous
scenery: 4
traffic: 5
road: 3
Sep 26, 2023
scenery: 4
traffic: 5
road: 3
Lovely climb. Lots of variety (scenery, road surface (paved, gravel), steepness (roller with view peaks). And very quiet.
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CLIMB SUMMARY

Cycling Col de la Platta

Ride 10.2 kilometers gaining 830 meters at 8.2% average grade.

Climb summary by PJAMM ambassador and Legendary Climbs collaborator Ties Arts, Busseum, Netherlands.

You start the climb at the junction in Courchevel Moriond (1650). The first 2.8km are between ski lodges with many hairpins and some steeper sections (10-12%). Then the first gravel kicks-in.  Until the restaurant La Casserole (4.9km) it is a continuous switch of gravel and paved roads.

Nearly half of the climb is gravel as of July, 2022.

Until the restaurant Alpage d’auberge d’Ariondaz (6.5km) the first real steep section is testing you: 18% for 100 meters. Then the final 3.5km starts with average 10.3% and many 15%+ sections. You almost always cycle next to ski lifts and cows.

Ferme auberge d'Ariondaz

4.1 of 5 from 79 Google Reviews

2 hairpins just before the summit - 200 meters at 12.7%

The summit is at 2400meters and gives you excellent views of the beauty of the area.

View south from the summit.