Day 4: Saarlouis (DU) – Colroy-la-Roche (FR)

Distance: 170 Kilometers
Height: 1.657 Altimeters

Stage-sponsor

Shuttlewise wants to develop high quality container-shuttles by rail on strategic European corridors. Aim is to link together parties with common interest in a specific destination where Shuttlewise will be the director and organizer of this new service. Shuttlewise is responsible for a reliable service and decent execution and is taking financial risk on rest-capacity of shuttle.

We currently run daily trains from Rotterdam to Morata, from Krefeld to Mortara and from Gent to Mortara. Besides that we run 3 times per week trains between Duisburg and Melzo and 3 trains per week between Rotterdam and Dourges with stop in Antwerp and ongoing connections to France and Spain.

Shuttlewise is celebrating her 10th anniversary with La Grande Corsa, an unique combination of work, relationship and passion!

Route description

Stage four is a tough day. First of all the length of 170 km and then again we will reach the 1.600 metres climbing. We cross the famous Moselle-area, slightly touching the Vosges and arriving at the beginning of the Ballon des Vosges natural park. After a calm start with a lot of climbing we head towards the French Vosges. We will have a lunch in Langatte. Also after lunch we will start in a Dutch way (no mountains) until the last 30 kilometers where we entre the Vosges Natural Parque des Ballons. Here we start climbing with the Col du Donon (722m) as the highest one. After a descent we arrive in the beautiful hotel in Colroy.

Col du Don0n (727m)

Average grade: 1,8% – Length: 24 km – Altitude start: 290m – top: 727m -Ascent: 537m

10 years Shuttlewise by bike from Oss to Mortara. Who dares to join me on a stage of this heroic ride with 1.362 km and 19.170 metres climbing crossing 7 countries?? Or become a sponsor and support the Richard Nomden Foundation.