Col du Mollard: an iconic road in the French Alps
Col du Mollard is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.638m (5,374ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The road to the summit is totally paved but narrow. It's called D80. The pass has often featured in the Tour de France race. At the top there is a small village which acts as a ski resort in the winter months. Located in the French Alps, there are a few ways to climb up Col du Mollard and can be reached via the Col de la Croix de Fer.
The road to the summit is steep, hitting an 11.3% through some of the ramps. Starting from D926-D80, the ascent is 5.7 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 390 meters. The average percentage is 6.8 %. And starting from Montrond, the ascent is 5.69 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 393 meters. The average percentage is 6.9 %.