Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

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Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby KR1S » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:03 am

Just stumbled across this the other day - an alternative route to Col de la Madeleine - looks like there may be paved and unpaved alternatives, and looks quite spectacular.

Anyone here done it?

http://www.cycling-challenge.com/col-de ... chaussy-2/

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Karza » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:10 am

On our route 2018....did it many years ago...not for speeding but for scenery, YESS! :wink: Next July on our route from south up to north...

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Michael J » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:01 am

Almost. I rode the Lacets de Montvernier in 2016, but didn't know about the road to Montpascal. Definitely would have ridden it.

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Rasher » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:07 pm

Now on my list too :mrgreen:

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Ludwig » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:02 am

A specific thread with all these hidden gems would be nice ..

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby The raven » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:14 am

I Have done "up and back" on the hairpin section a few times. Hilarious article to read.
they obviously dont know what Bonking means in England !!
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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Torque » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:07 pm

Done it twice allready, nothing to worry about. The unpaved section of Col du Chausy towards the Madeleine is ok on any all-road, and on a dry day I'd even do it on a roadbike.
The hairpins are nuts, going up is in first gear, no use of going to second gear. Going down gives you a wee bit more time to look around and enjoy the view, riding up is just focussing on the road, fingers crossed no cager is coming down :mrgreen:

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Karza » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:15 pm

From Col du Chaussy to Madeleine, is it still unpaved? :x

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Torque » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:00 am

There's still a few km's of unpaved part yes.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/My-tr ... 333-X2.jpg

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Michael J » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:39 am

Great pic!
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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Karza » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:05 pm

So whats that location of the unpaved section? Is it in the end near Col de la Madeleine?

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Re: Alternative to Col de la Madeleine

Postby Torque » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Yep, I'd say about the last five km's before you reach the second to last hairpin (45.426288, 6.373275) on the southside of the Madeleine. I think my picture was taken on this point: 45.401248, 6.358523
In Bonvilard you keep right instead of following the D99, you pass a small lake, still tarmac, road keeps climbing and I guess from Chapelle Saint Marguerite it becomes an unpaved road.

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