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Glessener Höhe – Cols de Cologne

Glessener Höhe – Cols de Cologne

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Recommended by 213 out of 218 road cyclists

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  • ROAAR

    Don't trust anyone who claims the Glessener Höhe is just a spoil dump. Fake news! The "Monte Glessano" is the place of pilgrimage for cyclists in the otherwise flat west of Cologne. With a height of 205 meters, it is not only the highest point in the Rhein-Erft district, its two-kilometer-long, even incline is said to have served one or two professionals as preparation for the difficult mountain stages of the tour.

    The only curve on the way up, where a little gravel lurks for the pilgrims, is legendary.

    #rideroaarsome
    #colsdecologne

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    • February 16, 2021

  • Komooto-Waran Gunther

    The Glessener Höhe, a 205m high spoil dump from the surrounding opencast mines, is the highest point in the Rhein-Erft district.
    While the plateau above is used more by gravelers and rabbits, the ascent is also very popular with racing cyclists.

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    • May 15, 2019

  • Komooto-Waran Gunther

    It wouldn't be a highlight in the Alps, but we don't have that many gradients here.
    So let's make it ourselves!
    Even ascent with a single curve - always lurking gravel ...

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    • August 21, 2019

  • Thorst

    The Glessener Höhe is used by all cyclists (RR & MTB) as a mountain training session.

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    • April 13, 2017

  • Thorst

    Recommendation: Collect 3 x Mont Glessen for the elevation gain.

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    • June 13, 2017

  • Andreas

    the only umm here in the corner

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Andreas

    A must if you want to gain altitude in the corner. Happy a few times in a row.

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    • December 11, 2018

  • Porcupine Crimson

    A classic in the region. But has the disadvantage that it is a dead end for racing bikes. Everything is "shattered" above

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    • June 12, 2020

  • Komooto-Waran Gunther

    The Glessener Höhe, a 205m high spoil dump from the surrounding opencast mines, is the highest point in the Rhein-Erft district.
    While the plateau above is used more by gravelers and rabbits, the ascent is also very popular with racing cyclists.

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    • March 5, 2021

  • Andreas

    The only hm in a row here in the corner

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Joseba

    If the Allrather / Vollrather Höhe is the Galibier of the local turnip taiga, the Glessener Höhe is the Col du Lautaret ;-)

    The paved route offers a good opportunity to collect a few meters in altitude and is an option for most cyclists, whether the moderate gradient.
    Very popular segment with the local Strava community.

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    • March 5, 2020

  • Leonard Kaiser

    Nice view, also the only "real" climb far and wide

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    • June 19, 2020

  • Patrick Schröder

    Super incline, very good way to do interval training.

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    • April 22, 2020

  • CYCLITS CYCLING COLLECTIVE

    Monte Glessano 💚 Cologne's highest point in front of the Eifel - a quasi a must 😜

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    • May 29, 2020

  • Porcupine Crimson

    The classic in the region. Unfortunately dead end for racing bikes.

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    • June 12, 2020

  • Andreas

    here you can do at least a few vertical meters in the region. Without cars

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    • March 26, 2020

  • Michael Reinartz

    Ideal to make for a few meters of altitude Watch out for pedestrians on the descent, they come out of the green straight onto the train!

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    • July 19, 2020

  • CYCLITS CYCLING COLLECTIVE

    The climb to the amontr Glessano is definitely worth it ☀️

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    • May 29, 2020

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Location: Bergheim, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Distance1.29 mi
  • Uphill0 ft
  • Downhill250 ft

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