Col du Romme

Col du Romme 1291 metres
Start and finish Cluses
13.7 Miles round trip
974 metres climb

A rude awakening. Yet a stunning ride with mostly 10 percent climb all the way from the first ramp to the summit of the col. Starting in Cluses over the bridge and leave the busy traffic behind for the slow slog towards the  sleepy village of Nancy sur Cluses. This tough little climb, known to be one of the hardiest in the Haute Savoie clings steeply to the rock face for the first couple of kilometres.

 

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With markers at every kilometre and a brief 7% into the village of Nancy. Irises and wild flowers add lots of colour along the way and Beaufort Cows sitting in the meadows and alongside the hairpin bends.

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At last the village of Romme is seen with Mountains of snow above showing gently the ski runs in this very pretty plateau village.

 

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A Cross and Bench make the hard  journey all worth while and a vista to enjoy and watch the world go by.

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Exif_JPEG_PICTUREDown hill all the way round many hairpins and steep ramps but wonderful tarmac. Why of course the Tour de France passed this way in 2009 and I’m sure Franck Schleck went at a quicker pace than I.

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