Road Cycling: Mont Narcel, Monts d'Or, Lyon - 565 m. (1,854 ft)

Sat, 3 December 2022


Minimum altitude: 130 meters

Distance: 32.3 km

Slope Aspect: East

Vertical Climbed: 574 meters (1,883 feet)

Vertical Descended: 569 meters

Rating: 3


A ride to Mont Narcel, one of the Monts d'Or. For a change I went by St Romain au Mont d'Or and the Thou road with its 8 hairpins.  17 minutes for the climb to the village on 7.3% gradient with a nasty 20% ramp at the end which I could only a third ride... on my other bike it would probably have been possible. Mont Narcel is some secret govt. base / listening post and well protected by barbed wire but no one visible but watchful security cameras.


Very cold. -1C. Some snow at the top of Mt Narcel.


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