Col de Novel

Saint-Gingolph, Switzerland

The Col de Novel is a col with a length of 5.2 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Saint-Gingolph, Valais, Switzerland. The average grade of this col is 9.5% with a maximum of 11.7%. The Col de Novel ascents from 409 meter at the start, to 910 meter at the top, with a total of 501 ascending meters.


Col de Novel Profile


Distance 5.2 km
Elevation gain 501 m
Average grade 9.5 %
Maximum grade 11.7 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 409 m
Maximum elevation 910 m

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The village of St-Gingolph is situated at the very end of the canton of Valais on the shores of Lake Geneva at the Swiss-French border. The climb to the Col de Novel is just over five kilometres long, but the road is steep, making this ascent quite demanding despite its reduced distance. All along the route you are taken through the Novel pastures where you can take advantage of a superb view over Lake Geneva and the coastline around Montreux. Novel is undoubtedly a small pass that is worth the effort to discover!