FR-70 Great East Meeting 2023 – Road 51 Km, D+1474m, 2 cols

Author’s description

Author : Philippe Pillet

Completed 27 may 2023

Départ : Car park in the community of Plancher les Mines, at the canal cul de sac (turn right on the Rue du Pont du Var, the car park is on the left after the little bridge). Alt : 500 m

General description

The route crosses the highest community commune in the Vosges massif, Belfahy and continues towards Miellin. The valley of Melisey (Thibaud Pinot’s birthplace), has a beautiful 12th century romanesque church, and follows the plateau of 1000 lakes that’s worth an extra day to discover. The climb to the Col de la Chevestraye goes through Fresse, a typical village of the Saône Vosges. The final part of the ride has become historic as the Planche des Belles Filles has been climbed 6 times by the mens’ Tour de France and has become a can’t miss

2 cols

Col de la Chevestraye FR-70-0640
Col des Chevrères       FR-70-0914

Technical description

The section of the road between Belfahy and Miellin is very steep and potholed. The D486 is quite busy with traffic in the opposite direction to the circuit. The gradients of the Planche are record breaking at more than 20 % (24 % at the finish)

Openrunner link, interactive map, profile, gpx track

Key words: Plancher les mines, Belfahy, Haute Saône, Planches des belles filles, Chevrères

This itinerary is offered as an indication. The author disclaims his responsibility and that of the Club des Cent Cols by virtue of imponderables due to the cyclist himself, the equipment used and everything concerning the road, tracks and paths, their surroundings and other users of them.

Here, a complete overview of the Club des Cent Cols’  members routes


Tke last km
From the Super Planche, view of the Trouée de Belfort.
On the way down from the Super Planche
Col de la Chevestraye
Col des Chevrères