Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
1257
difficulty points
4.7%
avg. gradient
11.4%
steepest 100 meters
42.4km
length
2012m
total ascent

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Col du Galibier from Le Clapier is a climb in the region Bourg d'Oisans. It is 42.4km long and bridges 2012 vertical meters with an average gradient of 4.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1257. The top of the ascent is located at 2642 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 3 photos.

Road names: D 1091, Route de Briançon, D 1091 & D 902

by Fausto
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
The main road to the Col du Lautaret is very busy. Nevertheless, it offers very nice views. It only becomes really beautiful from the Col du Lautaret to the top of the Galibier. You really feel here that you are high up in the mountains. Very nice views, really a must! But that 'recommended... read more
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Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier

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Statistics

Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
This climb
Bourg d'Oisans
79 climbs
Isère
197 climbs
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
1559 climbs
French Alps
1237 climbs
Alps
3643 climbs
France
6153 climbs
Europe
24982 climbs
Difficulty points
1257
HC
rank
4
22% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2
rank
15
22% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
19
22% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
175
rank
21
22% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
251
Average gradient
4.7%
rank
72
68% less steep than
Montée de la Rhine
rank
153
68% less steep than
Montée de la Rhine
rank
1062
72% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
935
72% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
3034
82% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
3633
rank
14066
84% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
42.4km
rank
1
rank
1
rank
2
10% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2
10% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
4
rank
3
10% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
19
Total ascent
2012m
rank
2
3% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1
rank
3
3% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
3
3% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
4
5% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
3
3% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
21

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
18 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 06:03:46
11 km/h 03:51:29
15 km/h 02:49:45
19 km/h 02:14:01

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Reviews/stories (2)

Fausto
3 Mo
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

The main road to the Col du Lautaret is very busy. Nevertheless, it offers very nice views. It only becomes really beautiful from the Col du Lautaret to the top of the Galibier. You really feel here that you are high up in the mountains. Very nice views, really a must! But that 'recommended' applies mainly to the last part from the Col du Lautaret.

De grote weg naar de Col du Lautaret is erg druk. Desalniettemin levert het erg mooie uitzichten op. Het wordt pas écht mooi vanaf de Col du Lautaret naar de top van de Galibier. Je voelt hier echt dat je enorm hoog in de bergen zit. Heel mooie uitzichten, echt een aanrader! Maar dat 'aanrader' geldt dus wel vooral voor het laatste gedeelte vanaf de Col du Lautaret.

Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Franck_Pastor
9 Mo
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This is a very long climb, which has the disadvantage of suffering from heavy traffic, at least until the Lautaret pass, and of passing through several long tunnels where good lighting is not superfluous. The proposed slopes are not particularly steep either, except at the very beginning (the "Rampe des Commères"), then towards Villard-d'Arêne and the last kilometer before the Galibier pass.

But the landscapes crossed are worth the trip, especially the Infernet gorges and the views on the Meije and the Écrins massif from la Grave.

Très longue montée, qui par rapport à ses variantes des versants Hautes-Alpes et Savoie a le désavantage de souffrir d'une forte circulation, du moins jusqu'au col du Lautaret, et de passer par plusieurs longs tunnels où un bon éclairage n'est pas superflu. Les pentes proposées ne sont pas non plus particulièrement importantes, excepté au tout début (la « Rampe des Commères »), puis vers Villard-d'Arêne et du Lautaret au Galibier, particulièrement le dernier kilomètre.

Mais les paysages traversés valent le déplacement, particulièrement les gorges de l'Infernet et les vues sur la Meije et le massif des Écrins à partir de la Grave.

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