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Col du Mollard Height Climbing height - length
1634m
Sign 1638m
1083m - 17.1 km (St. Jean de Maurienne)
1052m - 18.1 km (Villargondran)
413m - 5.9 km (Belleville)
Difficulty Beauty
3-4 (5) (North); 1-2 (5) (South) 3-4 (5)
How to get there

From the north the climb starts either in St. Jean de Maurienne (568m) or below Villargondran (582m). The first road goes perfectly straight up the valley for some time before many curves up to Le Collet (1150m) (a minor pass) and later to another minor pass, La Cochette (1355m) before it joins the road with the climb from Villargondran. The later climb starts more eastwards, where you can climb up the road Google maps suggest or the normal D80 road (I have not done this climb/descent myself).

If you are coming down from the Col de la Croix de Fer (2064m), then there is only a 413m climb from Belleville (1221m) to the pass.

Other comments The views are great at the pass height (apart from the ski resort buildings). This pass is of course nearly always combined with a visit to the Col de la Croix de Fer (2064m), so see there for more information.
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