Minimum altitude: 228 meters
Distance: 52.4 km
Slope Aspect: WestTrip Reports
Vertical Climbed: 842 meters (2,763 feet)
Vertical Descended: 841 meters
I'd not ridden on the road much of late, bad back in July and lack of time in August. So it was nice to get out on a medium ride and I decided to throw in the climb to le Vernay via the Col de Morêtel but with a slight difference. I took an even more back road via the route de Berruer, this steep climb ends in 100 meters of gravel biking before rejoining the Morêtel road. At Morêtel I added on the Vernay climb which I'd last done on a mountain bike at least 15 years ago. It is a steep little climb, over 10% and finishes in a well surfaced gravel track that continues its climb to the Brame Farine at 1200 meters. I was pleased to ride back down to valley in the warm but breezy summer air.
Dry, not too warm, medium NE wind.