Road Cycling: Monts du Lyonnais, Lyon, France - 594 m. (1,949 ft)

Sat, 12 November 2022

Technical

Minimum altitude: 176 meters

Distance: 60.7 km

Slope Aspect: North-West

Vertical Climbed: 745 meters (2,444 feet)

Vertical Descended: 728 meters

Rating: 1

Description

The Monts du Lyonnais are a small mountain range to the SE of Lyon. The high point is the crĂȘt Malherbe at 946 meters but my objective was the  signal de Saint-AndrĂ© at 934 meters. Unfortunately there was a motor race which blocked the road and in the end it was a bit far with the daylight.

I also part of the Gier Aquadutc at Chaponost. AT 85km this Roman aquaduct is the longest of 4 aquaducts that supplied water to Lugdundum. Amazingly it starts at St Chamond in the Pilat mountain range near St Etienne and follows the contours to arrive in Lyon.

Conditions

Cold, a bit hazy, but still wearing shorts, night falling quite early now.

Route


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