Road Cycling: Mont Thou by the Route de Mont Thou - 586 m. (1,923 ft)

Sat, 7 January 2023


Minimum altitude: 148 meters

Distance: 35 km

Slope Aspect: Various

Vertical Climbed: 617 meters (2,024 feet)

Vertical Descended: 615 meters

Rating: 3


It might seem logical climbing Mt Thou via the eponymous road but it is around to the east side of the mountain so not totally convenient. I cycled along the river to Collonges au Mont Dore but should have carried on to St Romain where the climb starts. The climb is a series of steep hairpins, 220 meters as 7.5% or 370m to the top of Mont Thou. Not great on my 42x24 gears. I took a quick snap at the top towards the Alps then straight back down into Lyon with a very strong headwind.


Warmish but with a strong southerly wind.


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