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In France cyclists can find 6078 interesting climbs between 1 and 2802 meters above sea level. Col du Galibier is the toughest ascent with a difficulty score of 1612. Climbs have an average length of 5.7km and 292 meters of total ascent.

Ranking list France

Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Col du Galibier
Col du Galibier
102 famous beautiful
34.8km
5.9%
5.9% 1612
HC
Tougnète from Moutiers
Tougnète from Moutiers
34.4km
5.8%
5.8% 1535
HC
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
8 famous gravel
17.5km
7.8%
7.8% 1499
HC
Col de la Loze from Brides les Bains
4
Col de la Loze from Brides les Bains
10 famous beautiful
21.4km
7.7%
7.7% 1469
HC
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
5
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
13
15.5km
9%
9% 1454
HC
Col de Portet from Saint Lary Soulan
6
Col de Portet from Saint Lary Soulan
12 famous beautiful
16.1km
8.7%
8.7% 1381
HC
Chamrousse from Séchilienne
7
Chamrousse from Séchilienne
18.4km
7.7%
7.7% 1376
HC
Col du Grand Colombier from Talissieu via Chavornay
8
Col du Grand Colombier from Talissieu via Chavornay
6 hidden gem
13.9km
9.1%
9.1% 1368
HC
Mont Ventoux
9
Mont Ventoux
154 famous beautiful
20.8km
7.7%
7.7% 1352
HC
Signal de Bisanne from Ugine / L'Arcy
10
Signal de Bisanne from Ugine / L'Arcy
4
20.2km
7.5%
7.5% 1347
HC
Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Mur de Castet-Nau from Arras-en-Lavedan
Mur de Castet-Nau from Arras-en-Lavedan
hidden gem
0.2km
19.1%
19.1% 84
4
Côteau du Frugy from Quimper
Côteau du Frugy from Quimper
0.2km
18.5%
18.5% 56
Mur de la Gare
Mur de la Gare
0.1km
17.9%
17.9% 20
Chemin des Riffroids
4
Chemin des Riffroids
0.4km
16.9%
16.9% 112
4
Chemin de la Vierge from Bort-les-Orgues
5
Chemin de la Vierge from Bort-les-Orgues
1.1km
16.9%
16.9% 329
2
Côte d'Aigumont from Avesnes-en-Val
6
Côte d'Aigumont from Avesnes-en-Val
0.3km
16.8%
16.8% 84
4
Mur d'Allex
7
Mur d'Allex
0.2km
16.1%
16.1% 41
Côte d'Albé
8
Côte d'Albé
1
0.3km
16.1%
16.1% 87
4
Côte de la Roche Guyon
9
Côte de la Roche Guyon
0.6km
15.4%
15.4% 140
4
Chemin de Saint-Julien
10
Chemin de Saint-Julien
0.2km
15.4%
15.4% 40
Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Col de l'Iseran
Col de l'Iseran
48 famous beautiful
47.4km
4.3%
4.3% 1261
HC
Col d’Arcarota from San Nicolao via D330
Col d’Arcarota from San Nicolao via D330
44.1km
2.6%
2.6% 664
1
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
3 famous beautiful
42.4km
4.7%
4.7% 1257
HC
Col de Vergio from Ponte Castirla
4
Col de Vergio from Ponte Castirla
38.8km
3%
3% 451
2
Val Thorens from Moutiers
5
Val Thorens from Moutiers
36.3km
5.2%
5.2% 1269
HC
Col de Vergio
6
Col de Vergio
11
35.8km
4.3%
4.3% 885
1
Val Thorens via Saint Laurent de la Côte
7
Val Thorens via Saint Laurent de la Côte
4
35.2km
5.4%
5.4% 1266
HC
Col du Galibier
8
Col du Galibier
102 famous beautiful
34.8km
5.9%
5.9% 1612
HC
Col du Galibier from Briançon
9
Col du Galibier from Briançon
19 famous
34.8km
4%
4% 782
1
Mont Aigoual from Le Vigan
10
Mont Aigoual from Le Vigan
34.8km
4%
4% 695
1
Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Col du Galibier
Col du Galibier
102 famous beautiful
34.8km
5.9%
5.9% 1612
HC
Col de l'Iseran
Col de l'Iseran
48 famous beautiful
47.4km
4.3%
4.3% 1261
HC
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
3 famous beautiful
42.4km
4.7%
4.7% 1257
HC
Tougnète from Moutiers
4
Tougnète from Moutiers
34.4km
5.8%
5.8% 1535
HC
Val Thorens via Saint Laurent de la Côte
5
Val Thorens via Saint Laurent de la Côte
4
35.2km
5.4%
5.4% 1266
HC
Val Thorens from Moutiers
6
Val Thorens from Moutiers
36.3km
5.2%
5.2% 1269
HC
Col de la Bonette from Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée
7
Col de la Bonette from Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée
15 famous beautiful
25.4km
6.5%
6.5% 1260
HC
Col de la Loze from Brides les Bains
8
Col de la Loze from Brides les Bains
10 famous beautiful
21.4km
7.7%
7.7% 1469
HC
Port d'Envalira from Ax-les-Thermes
9
Port d'Envalira from Ax-les-Thermes
1 beautiful
33.4km
4.8%
4.8% 852
1
Mont Ventoux
10
Mont Ventoux
154 famous beautiful
20.8km
7.7%
7.7% 1352
HC

Wall of Fame

France

Alpe d'Huez
Col du Galibier
Col de la Croix-de-Fer from Barrage du Verney / Allemont
Mont Ventoux
Mont Ventoux from Malaucène
Mont Ventoux from Sault
Best Steepest Highest Most elevation gained Most popular
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Cycling routes France

Personally mapped out and verified by climbfinder!
Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
7 Majeurs
7 Majeurs
362.6km 10673m 7
L'Ardéchoise
L'Ardéchoise
277.8km 5780m 12
La Marmotte
La Marmotte
176.7km 5368m 3
La Volcanique
La Volcanique
176.5km 3435m 7
The marathon of the French Ardennes
The marathon of the French Ardennes
176.3km 3192m 13
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields
175.9km 1713m 37
The Houtland Eight
The Houtland Eight
167.9km 1566m 35
Les côtes de Boulogne-sur-Mer
Les côtes de Boulogne-sur-Mer
167km 2344m 33
Tri-country Tour of Belgium, France and Luxembourg
Tri-country Tour of Belgium, France and Luxembourg
158km 2525m 23
On the roads of Ghent-Wevelgem
On the roads of Ghent-Wevelgem
146.7km 1616m 40

Regions

Alps 3601
climbs
0-2802m 3031
French Alps 1227
climbs
7-2802m 1612
French Pyrenees 408
climbs
6-2409m 1381
Pyrenees 669
climbs
3-2409m 1381
Jura 231
climbs
207-1616m 1368
Massif Central 1082
climbs
110-1608m 1012
Cévennes 199
climbs
93-1561m 1012
Vosges 339
climbs
198-1359m 904
Monts du Forez 88
climbs
322-1608m 655
Ardèche 116
climbs
75-1508m 630
Monts du Lyonnais 61
climbs
147-1205m 527
Palatinate Forest / Haardt 74
climbs
153-668m 393
Morvan 63
climbs
137-905m 375
Ardennes 2028
climbs
65-694m 345
French Ardennes 81
climbs
113-496m 269
Armorican Massif 324
climbs
2-415m 238
West-Flemish Hills & Houtland 174
climbs
3-165m 158
Westrich Plateau 53
climbs
214-410m 151
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 1543
climbs
75-2770m 1612
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 640
climbs
4-2802m 1499
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 124
climbs
291-2802m 1499
Occitania 835
climbs
4-2409m 1381
Isère 195
climbs
191-2642m 1376
Ain 86
climbs
185-1502m 1368
Alpes-Maritimes 150
climbs
4-2802m 1260
Hautes Alpes 179
climbs
577-2744m 1210
Nouvelle-Aquitaine 199
climbs
6-1794m 1179
Basque Country 209
climbs
1-1774m 1179
Corsica 276
climbs
1-1800m 1139
Haute Savoie 124
climbs
344-1845m 1139
Ariège 103
climbs
301-2409m 1106
Grand Est 648
climbs
72-1359m 904
Aude 46
climbs
163-1680m 765
Drôme 211
climbs
102-1434m 745
Burgundy-Franche-Comté 284
climbs
110-1418m 692
Auvergne 223
climbs
220-1608m 670
Aveyron 57
climbs
175-1381m 634
Cantal 103
climbs
220-1589m 584
Doubs 37
climbs
251-1418m 573
Corrèze 42
climbs
177-975m 478
Bouches-du-Rhône 30
climbs
5-731m 435
Allier 12
climbs
203-1078m 393
Beaujolais 150
climbs
177-1009m 381
Ardennes (France) 61
climbs
100-496m 269
Côte-d'Or 86
climbs
214-620m 257
Brittany 198
climbs
2-368m 239
Pays de la Loire 70
climbs
9-412m 238
Normandy 204
climbs
2-415m 196
Calvados 37
climbs
5-346m 196
Manche 66
climbs
2-326m 184
Dordogne 27
climbs
56-383m 172
Pas-de-Calais 677
climbs
5-211m 168
Hauts-des-France 1058
climbs
3-274m 168
Parc naturel régional des Caps et Marais d'Opale 339
climbs
5-211m 168
Côtes-d-Armor 39
climbs
7-338m 165
Île-de-France 119
climbs
18-232m 140
Creuse 1
climbs
448-539m 130
Eure 12
climbs
14-150m 104
Aisne 20
climbs
63-207m 92
Aube 11
climbs
151-340m 85
Loire-Atlantique 4
climbs
9-69m 84
Centre-Val de Loire 32
climbs
39-267m 73
Eure-et-Loir 32
climbs
39-267m 73
Charente 5
climbs
14-141m 41
Cher 2
climbs
172-267m 36
Charente-Maritime 1
climbs
58-102m 22
Briançon 90
climbs
875-2744m 1845
La Maurienne 66
climbs
304-2770m 1612
Bourg d'Oisans 77
climbs
272-2642m 1612
Serre Ponçon 137
climbs
643-2802m 1499
Grenoble 112
climbs
191-2100m 1376
Annecy 70
climbs
305-1935m 1347

Countries nearby

Italy 0-2757m 3031
Spain 0-3384m 3017
Germany 3-1928m 2070
Switzerland 210-2501m 1674
Andorra 895-2408m 986
England 3-843m 688
Belgium 1-694m 345
Luxembourg 136-559m 317
Jersey 7-116m 124

Average climb

Difficulty points
210
Gradient
5.4%
Length
5.7km
Total ascent
292m

Road surface condition

64% 27% 9%
Based on 3905 votes
These are average ratings of all reviews on the road surface condition of the climbs in this region.

Traffic

71% 22% 7%
Based on 3889 votes
These are average ratings of all reviews about the traffic density of the climbs in this region.

Popular

Mont Ventoux

Mont Ventoux

famous beautiful
Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez

famous beautiful
Col du Galibier

Col du Galibier

famous beautiful
 

Users with most climbs

Name Climbs Ranking list
WillaertMario WillaertMario
358 out of 6078
JFK JFK
318 out of 6078
Leon Leon
173 out of 6078
PhilippeLebeau PhilippeLebeau
163 out of 6078
4
Rogier Rogier
153 out of 6078
5
Ullrich97 Ullrich97
146 out of 6078
6
Vdm Vdm
139 out of 6078
7
Gorgorbey Gorgorbey
131 out of 6078
8
lzordan lzordan
120 out of 6078
9
Franck_Pastor Franck_Pastor
118 out of 6078
10
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Reviews/stories (2)

PaulLammers
3 w
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

My experience with French drivers is quite different from the one described in the introduction about the love-hate relationship in France.
Today, in the Grand-Est, I made a 50 km trip on quiet D-roads where 70 or 80 km/h is allowed. People pass me by riding on the left side of the road and when there is an oncoming car they stay behind me (despite sufficient width for bike and 2 cars) and only overtake when there is no oncoming car anymore. I have had many of these experiences solo on the road bike and solo on the fully loaded holiday bike.
And when it gets busier, patience and caution are sometimes abandoned sooner. That is true, but I guess that is not typically French.
Bon voyage. Paul

Mijn ervaring met Franse automobilisten is heel anders dan beschreven in de inleiding over de haat-liefdeverhouding in Frankrijk.
Vandaag in de Grand-Est een tochtje van 50 km gemaakt op rustige D-wegen waar 70 of 80 gereden mag worden. Men passeert mij ruim door op de linker weghelft te gaan rijden en als er een tegenligger aankomt blijft men achter me hangen (ondanks voldoende breedte voor fiets en 2 autos) en haalt pas in als er geen tegenligger meer is. Ik heb veel van deze ervaringen solo op de racefiets en solo op de volgeladen vakantiefiets.
En waar het drukker wordt, laat men het geduld en de voorzichtigheid soms eerder achter zich. Dat klopt, maar dat is vast niet typisch Frans.
Bon voyage. Paul

Cedo
11 Mo
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French. Show original

Magnificent region of beautiful exits has to realize with beautiful collars for all levels a lot of sympathetic collars to make in Canet to attack the alps

Région magnifique de belles sorties a vélo a réalisé avec de beaux cols pour tous niveaux beaucoup de col sympas à faire à Canet de s'attaquer au alpes

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