Col de la Lombarde Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Col de la Lombarde

France

Climb through a long canyon, past a ski resort before breaking above tree line with spectacular views of surrounding mountains to the French/Italian border.

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Climb Summary


Climb Summary

A top French climb beginning in the lovely little ski town of Isola that winds its way through a canyon to, through a ski resort, up through wide open range land to the French/Italian border.

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Start in the quaint Ski town of Isola

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Ride through deep canyon on the way to Isola 2000 Ski Resort (below)

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  Above treeline

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  The Col

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The climb is manageable, but is not a slouch at 7.1% average grade for a healthy 12.4 miles.  The steepest mile is 9.3% and there is an 11% ¼ mile stretch.  This is a fun climb that is worth your while if you are in the Nice and southeastern area of France.  This is also a high hairpin zone with roughly 42 of those beauties on the way to the Italian border.

Steepest kilometer begins at 600 m (11.64%)