Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Briançon
Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Briançon
Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Briançon
782
difficulty points
4%
avg. gradient
11.7%
steepest 100 meters
34.8km
length
1398m
total ascent

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Col du Galibier from Briançon is a climb in the region Briançon. It is 34.8km long and bridges 1398 vertical meters with an average gradient of 4%, resulting in a difficulty score of 782. The top of the ascent is located at 2642 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 5 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 19 photos.

Road name: D1091

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
This is not the difficult part. The climb to Lautaret is very easy, but what a view! The final stretch towards the Galibier, after the bend, is already more difficult. Be careful with the altitude and the slope after the stele.... read more
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Col du Galibier from Briançon
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Col du Galibier from Briançon
This climb
Briançon
90 climbs
Hautes Alpes
179 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
640 climbs
French Alps
1227 climbs
Alps
3601 climbs
France
6078 climbs
Europe
24150 climbs
Difficulty points
782
1
rank
7
rank
9
rank
37
rank
164
51% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
868
rank
241
51% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1266
Average gradient
4%
rank
77
rank
160
67% less steep than
Chemin Vieux from Briançon
rank
525
69% less steep than
Mur de Monieux from Monieux
rank
1068
76% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
3278
85% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
4485
rank
16746
87% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
34.8km
rank
1
rank
1
rank
1
rank
6
27% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
22
rank
9
27% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
58
Total ascent
1398m
rank
1
rank
1
rank
9
rank
30
32% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
139
34% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
43
32% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
254

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
9 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Climbing times

7 km/h 04:58:11
11 km/h 03:09:45
15 km/h 02:19:09
19 km/h 01:49:51

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Reviews/stories (5)

Aymericola
1 Mo 02:12:00 (15.8km/h)
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This is not the difficult part. The climb to Lautaret is very easy, but what a view! The final stretch towards the Galibier, after the bend, is already more difficult. Be careful with the altitude and the slope after the stele.

Ce n'est pas le côté difficile. La montée jusqu'au Lautaret est très roulante, mais quelle vue ! Le final vers le Galibier, après le virage est déjà plus corsé. Attention à l'altitude, et à la pente après la stèle.

Titouan-GBN
2 Mo 01:57:02 (17.8km/h)
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The climb is long but not difficult, following a wide and good road to the Col du Lautaret before turning right onto the narrower Galibier road. Once over the Lautaret, at each change of direction you can see an exceptional panorama in the middle of a peaceful nature.

Ascension longue mais pas difficile. évoluant sur une route large et en bon état jusqu'au col du Lautaret avant de tourner à droite et prendre la route plus étroite du Galibier. Une fois le Lautaret franchi, à chaque changement de direction on peut voir un panorama exceptionnel au sein d'une nature paisible.

Dje
3 Mo
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Beautiful and as the first mythical pass to go for when you are not yet a seasoned cyclist, it's perfect. The views are obviously breathtaking, especially on the Galibier.

Splendide et comme premier col mythique à aller décrocher quand on n'est pas encore un cycliste chevronné, c'est parfait. Les vues sont évidemment époustouflantes, surtout dans le Galibier.

Constance
1 y 02:35:00 (13.5km/h)
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Mythical ascent, you'll be amazed! Done in July, overcast, on a Sunday. I would separate it in 3 parts.
1. Up to the summit, flat and flat uphill, a fairly rolling part but be careful not to lose too much strength.
2. From Monetier to Lautaret. Gentle slope, with small bends at the beginning, the road is quite wide and allows to be overtaken quite easily by cars. The glacier du monetier stretches on the left, the Meije and the Galibier appear on the right.
3. From Lautaret to Galibier. The slopes become steeper, the temperature drops and the wind appears. There are many hairpin bends, which are almost restful because they are less steep. The last kilometer is for my taste the most difficult, both in terms of power (linked to the fatigue of the previous ones) and inclination (between 10 and 12%), it leaves time to admire the view over the valley and to savor the work once you reach the top.

Montée mythique, on en prend plein les yeux! Réalisée en juillet, temps couvert, un dimanche. Je la séparerais en 3 parties.
1. Jusqu'au monetier, plat et faux plat montant, une partie assez roulante mais attention à ne pas y laisser trop de forces.
2. Du monetier au Lautaret. Pente douce, avec des petits virages au début, la route est assez large et permet de se faire dépasser assez facilement par les voitures. Le glacier du monetier s'étend sur la gauche, la Meije et le Galibier font leur apparition au loin toit droit.
3. Du Lautaret au Galibier. Les pentes s'accentuent, la température diminue et le vent fait son apparition. De nombreux lacets, qui sont presque "reposants" puisque moins pentus. Le dernier kilomètre est à mon goût le plus difficile, tant en termes de puissance (liée à la fatigue des précédents) que de l'inclinaison (entre 10 et 12%), cela laisse le temps d'admirer la vue sur la vallée et de savourer le travail une fois arrivée en haut.

Col du Galibier from Briançon
Gmas999
1 y
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Mythical climb to do absolutely, especially on days reserved for cycling 👍
Superb Guisane valley with a busy but quite wide road, then Lautaret pass with magnificent view on the Meije😱. Then sublime👍👍👍👍 ascent of Galibier.

Montée mythique à faire absolument, surtout les jours réservés aux vélo 👍
Superbe vallée de la Guisane avec une route fréquentée mais assez large, puis col du Lautaret avec vue magnifique sur la Meije😱. Puis montée du Galibier sublime👍👍👍

Col du Galibier from Briançon
Col du Galibier from Briançon
Col du Galibier from Briançon
Col du Galibier from Briançon
Col du Galibier from Briançon

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