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Vollrather Höhe – Cols de Cologne

Vollrather Höhe – Cols de Cologne

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Location: Grevenbroich, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Best Race Bike Rides to Vollrather Höhe – Cols de Cologne
  • The spoil dump, located south of Grevenbroich in the Rhenish lignite mining area, is known to many as the "Mont Ventoux of the Rhineland". Its exposed location and the three possible driveways make the Vollrather Höhe a popular destination for cyclists in the region. In addition, there is no other way to go uphill here far and wide.

    The 1,700 meter long approach from Allrath to the hill is perhaps less attractive. But it offers more cycling ambience, because a mountain time trial takes place here every year. The increase is definitely not to be underestimated: it is irregular. A short descent pretends that it is now done, but behind the curve it goes uphill again until the plateau is reached.

    Incidentally, it is named after the Vollrath estate, which stood here until 1953.


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    • February 16, 2021

  • There are not many ways to go uphill in this area. And if so, they are usually not of natural origin. Just like here. This "mountain" would not exist without the former lignite mine Frimmersdorf-West and its unusable remains, which were tipped up here until the 1970s. Today it is beautifully wooded and somehow a nice contrast to the slippery surrounding area.

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    • November 28, 2019

  • Good opportunity to make a little difference in altitude in the otherwise flat surrounding area.
    The driveway has a decent asphalt and is in the shade on sunny days.

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    • June 26, 2020

  • One of the mythical climbs in the Rhenish energy flat pampas ;-) The Allrath side has good asphalt and a fairly even incline. The associated Strava segment has 2.43 km with 91 hm with an average gradient of 3.7%.

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    • November 5, 2020

  • I recommend approaching the mountain from Neuenhausen. The side is a bit steeper, but also more entertaining due to the curves. In addition, the road surface is not the best.
    Especially in the upper area, the asphalt ripples and breaks up in places, which slows you down on the descent.
    The descent towards Allrath compensates for this.

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    • June 10, 2022

  • Consistent, good to drive, surface okay.

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    • August 13, 2022

  • One of the most popular hills in the Cologne area. Here you can meet racing cyclists practicing on the ramp almost at any time of the day. But it is also very easy to drive on, very broad and hardly any bumpy spots.

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    • July 15, 2023

  • Highly exhausting, but downhill is great fun

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    • November 5, 2017

  • 50hm manageable in record time

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    • July 4, 2022

  • From here you have a nice view over the Rhineland.

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    • February 11, 2018

  • The climb from Welchenberg is a bit nicer and this side is more suitable for the descent solely from the asphalt.

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    • May 20, 2020

  • easy climb, good to drive, good surface

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    • June 21, 2018

  • Cool climbs, from easy (from Allrath) to challenging (from Neuenhausen). Departure to Neuenhausen then also drive accordingly.

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    • October 19, 2018

  • Nice climb ..... in our flat region, ideal for mountain training.

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    • June 7, 2020

  • To train a few meters in altitude, the altitude is not that bad. So 92 times and you have climbed 10,000 meters

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    • August 16, 2020

  • Nice long climb. Also for "inexperienced" climbers like me, really great to practice.

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    • March 22, 2021

  • nice ascent with 3 possibilities

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    • April 6, 2021

  • Really cool climbs, from easy (from Allrath) to demanding (from Neuenhausen). Departure to Neuenhausen then also drive carefully, I always drive all of them .... just nice to have a slope / descent

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    • April 6, 2021

  • is just the only mountain far and wide ...

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    • May 1, 2021

  • 100 m standard test route for flat lands

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    • July 25, 2021

  • Beautiful nature unfortunately no view of the country.

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    • June 9, 2023

  • Always good to test.

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    • January 7, 2019

  • Chamois and goats: chain on the left! Mountain time trial from the crossroads to the summit, 2.4 km, approx. 120 m elevation gain, best time under 5 minutes, more at quaeldich.de/paesse/vollrather-hoehe

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    • April 12, 2020

  • Nothing against Monte Glessano, but also super beautiful! ☺️☀️👌

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    • June 20, 2020

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Location: Grevenbroich, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Distance0.86 mi
  • Uphill200 ft
  • Downhill0 ft
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