Road Cycling: Fourviere via St Just - 204 m. (669 ft)

Fri, 7 October 2022


Minimum altitude: 66 meters

Distance: 22.1 km

Slope Aspect: North

Vertical Climbed: 334 meters (1,096 feet)

Vertical Descended: 324 meters

Rating: 2


I decided to attack the Fourviere hill from a different angle. Ride down the Rhone to the Confluence and then climb via la Mulatiere (the mule?) along a balcony road called the Chemin de la Fontaines. Not a car on this road it is was like being out in a country village somewhere in the south of France. Then a short climb up to the "village" of St Just before a long, fast descent to the Gorge du Loup (Wolf's Throat). The road has a wide cycle path but I took it easy as there were some roads entering from the right. I climbed to Fourviere mountain via the Fort de Vaise before dropping back down to the Saone to ride back to the office. A nice urban training route without too much traffic. Will combine with la Croix Rousse next time.


A pleasant high of 21C at midday.


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