Road Cycling: Chantemerle, Chartreuse, French Alps - 709 m. (2,326 ft)

Tue, 1 May 2012


Minimum altitude: 288 meters

Distance: 12.3 km

Slope Aspect: South

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 445 meters (1,460 feet)

Vertical Descended: 436 meters

Rating: 3


A difficult back climb, favourite of Jeanne Longpoe back in the day. The appetizer is the Chemin de St Bruno from Haut Meylan. A km of climbing at 12.5%. A traverse lets you recover a bit then the main course, the Chemin de Chantemerle (Singing Blackbird) 3km at 9% with a ramp of 1km at 13%... or more. Return via the main road to Grenoble or Meylan via Rochasson.

Not much shade, not a ride for midday in summer !!!

Lunch at the Cafe des Alpes - omlette as usual. I had to cut through a garden at the end as the road got too steep > 20%


Dry and sunny.


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