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In France cyclists can find 6171 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 291 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
11 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
16 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
2
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
16 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

Mont Ventoux from Sault
Alpe d'Huez
Col du Galibier
Mont Ventoux
Col de la Croix-de-Fer from Barrage du Verney / Allemont
Mont Ventoux from Malaucène
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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 3643
climbs
0-2802m 3031
French Alps 1237
climbs
7-2802m 1612
French Pyrenees 413
climbs
6-2409m 1381
Pyrenees 677
climbs
3-2409m 1381
Jura 260
climbs
207-1616m 1368
Massif Central 1148
climbs
110-1608m 1012
Cévennes 202
climbs
93-1561m 1012
Vosges 349
climbs
198-1359m 904
Monts du Forez 94
climbs
322-1608m 655
Ardèche 123
climbs
75-1508m 630
Monts du Lyonnais 65
climbs
147-1205m 527
Palatinate Forest / Haardt 74
climbs
153-668m 393
Morvan 68
climbs
137-905m 375
Ardennes 2356
climbs
65-694m 345
French Ardennes 83
climbs
113-496m 269
Armorican Massif 383
climbs
2-419m 239
West-Flemish Hills & Houtland 189
climbs
3-168m 158
Westrich Plateau 53
climbs
214-410m 151
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 1559
climbs
75-2770m 1612
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 646
climbs
3-2802m 1499
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 124
climbs
291-2802m 1499
Occitania 837
climbs
4-2409m 1381
Isère 197
climbs
191-2642m 1376
Ain 86
climbs
185-1502m 1368
Alpes-Maritimes 150
climbs
4-2802m 1260
Hautes Alpes 180
climbs
577-2744m 1210
Nouvelle-Aquitaine 210
climbs
6-1794m 1179
Basque Country 210
climbs
1-1774m 1179
Corsica 276
climbs
1-1800m 1139
Haute Savoie 125
climbs
344-1845m 1139
Ariège 104
climbs
301-2409m 1106
Grand Est 653
climbs
72-1359m 904
Aude 46
climbs
163-1680m 765
Drôme 212
climbs
102-1434m 745
Burgundy-Franche-Comté 295
climbs
110-1418m 692
Auvergne 224
climbs
220-1608m 670
Aveyron 57
climbs
175-1381m 634
Cantal 104
climbs
220-1589m 584
Doubs 43
climbs
251-1418m 573
Corrèze 43
climbs
177-975m 478
Bouches-du-Rhône 31
climbs
5-731m 435
Allier 14
climbs
203-1078m 393
Beaujolais 151
climbs
177-1009m 381
Ardennes (France) 62
climbs
100-496m 269
Côte-d'Or 86
climbs
214-620m 257
Brittany 204
climbs
2-368m 239
Pays de la Loire 75
climbs
9-419m 238
Normandy 216
climbs
2-415m 196
Calvados 37
climbs
5-346m 196
Manche 66
climbs
2-326m 184
Creuse 4
climbs
330-666m 180
Dordogne 27
climbs
56-383m 172
Pas-de-Calais 678
climbs
5-211m 168
Hauts-des-France 1074
climbs
3-274m 168
Parc naturel régional des Caps et Marais d'Opale 339
climbs
5-211m 168
Côtes-d-Armor 41
climbs
7-338m 165
Île-de-France 121
climbs
18-232m 140
Cher 3
climbs
172-365m 138
Centre-Val de Loire 33
climbs
39-365m 138
Eure-et-Loir 33
climbs
39-365m 138
Eure 14
climbs
14-165m 104
Aisne 20
climbs
63-207m 92
Aube 11
climbs
151-340m 85
Loire-Atlantique 4
climbs
9-69m 84
Charente 7
climbs
14-141m 41
Charente-Maritime 1
climbs
58-102m 22
Briançon 92
climbs
875-2744m 1845
La Maurienne 66
climbs
304-2770m 1612
Bourg d'Oisans 79
climbs
272-2642m 1612
Serre Ponçon 138
climbs
643-2802m 1499
Grenoble 114
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
209
Gradient
5.4%
Length
5.7km
Total ascent
291m

Road surface condition

64% 26% 9%
Based on 4178 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 4156 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
366 out of 6171
JFK JFK
325 out of 6171
Leon Leon
173 out of 6171
Rogier Rogier
168 out of 6171
4
PhilippeLebeau PhilippeLebeau
163 out of 6171
5
Ullrich97 Ullrich97
146 out of 6171
6
Vdm Vdm
139 out of 6171
7
MHippo MHippo
137 out of 6171
8
Gorgorbey Gorgorbey
131 out of 6171
9
TristanJ TristanJ
131 out of 6171
9
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Reviews/stories (2)

PaulLammers
4 Mo
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
1 y
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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