French Alps: 1227 climbs

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French Alps cyclists can find 1227 interesting climbs between 7 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 8.8km and 517 meters of total ascent.

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Ranking list French Alps

Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Col du Galibier
Col du Galibier
102 famous beautiful
34.8km
5.9%
5.9% 1612
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
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
4
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
13
15.5km
9%
9% 1454
HC
Chamrousse from Séchilienne
5
Chamrousse from Séchilienne
18.4km
7.7%
7.7% 1376
HC
Mont Ventoux
6
Mont Ventoux
153 famous beautiful
20.8km
7.7%
7.7% 1352
HC
Signal de Bisanne from Ugine / L'Arcy
7
Signal de Bisanne from Ugine / L'Arcy
4
20.2km
7.5%
7.5% 1347
HC
Col de la Madeleine
8
Col de la Madeleine
20 famous beautiful
19.6km
7.7%
7.7% 1305
HC
Signal de Bisanne from Queige
9
Signal de Bisanne from Queige
beautiful hidden gem
16.6km
8.1%
8.1% 1294
HC
Signal de Bisanne from Villard sur Doron via Route du Manon
10
Signal de Bisanne from Villard sur Doron via Route du Manon
13.4km
9.2%
9.2% 1294
HC
Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Chemin des Riffroids
Chemin des Riffroids
0.4km
16.9%
16.9% 112
4
Les Toiles from Saint Gervais Les Bains
Les Toiles from Saint Gervais Les Bains
2.6km
14.5%
14.5% 684
1
Mur de Monieux from Monieux
Mur de Monieux from Monieux
2
1.4km
13.1%
13.1% 265
3
Bastille de Grenoble
4
Bastille de Grenoble
5 famous beautiful
2km
13.1%
13.1% 416
2
Le Caire from Tourettes-sur-Loup
5
Le Caire from Tourettes-sur-Loup
beautiful
3.1km
12.9%
12.9% 574
2
Côte de Potruz / Saint Paul en Chablais from Neuvecelle
6
Côte de Potruz / Saint Paul en Chablais from Neuvecelle
hidden gem
2.5km
12.6%
12.6% 441
2
Chemin du Clos d'Embertrand
7
Chemin du Clos d'Embertrand
hidden gem
0.8km
12.4%
12.4% 137
4
Le Champel
8
Le Champel
hidden gem
2km
12.3%
12.3% 398
2
Chemin Vieux from Briançon
9
Chemin Vieux from Briançon
0.5km
12.1%
12.1% 90
4
Le Crozat from Saint Gervais les Bains
10
Le Crozat from Saint Gervais les Bains
beautiful
4.2km
12%
12% 692
1
Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Col de l'Iseran
Col de l'Iseran
43 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
Val Thorens from Moutiers
Val Thorens from Moutiers
36.3km
5.2%
5.2% 1269
HC
Val Thorens via Saint Laurent de la Côte
4
Val Thorens via Saint Laurent de la Côte
4
35.2km
5.4%
5.4% 1266
HC
Col du Galibier
5
Col du Galibier
102 famous beautiful
34.8km
5.9%
5.9% 1612
HC
Col du Galibier from Briançon
6
Col du Galibier from Briançon
19 famous
34.8km
4%
4% 782
1
Col de la Cornille from Fayence
7
Col de la Cornille from Fayence
34.5km
3.6%
3.6% 715
1
Col du Lautaret
8
Col du Lautaret
21 beautiful
33.9km
4.2%
4.2% 833
1
Col de la Pigière from Sisteron
9
Col de la Pigière from Sisteron
beautiful
33.5km
1.6%
1.6% 145
4
Tignes / Val Claret from Bourg Saint Maurice via Villaroger
10
Tignes / Val Claret from Bourg Saint Maurice via Villaroger
32.5km
4.3%
4.3% 893
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
43 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
Val Thorens via Saint Laurent de la Côte
4
Val Thorens via Saint Laurent de la Côte
4
35.2km
5.4%
5.4% 1266
HC
Val Thorens from Moutiers
5
Val Thorens from Moutiers
36.3km
5.2%
5.2% 1269
HC
Col de la Bonette from Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée
6
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
7
Col de la Loze from Brides les Bains
10 famous beautiful
21.4km
7.7%
7.7% 1469
HC
Mont Ventoux
8
Mont Ventoux
153 famous beautiful
20.8km
7.7%
7.7% 1352
HC
Col de la Bonette
9
Col de la Bonette
38 famous beautiful
23.3km
6.8%
6.8% 1281
HC
Col de la Madeleine from Feissons-sur-Isère
10
Col de la Madeleine from Feissons-sur-Isère
27 famous beautiful
25.9km
6.1%
6.1% 1215
HC

Wall of Fame

French Alps

Mont Ventoux from Malaucène
Alpe d'Huez
Col du Galibier
Col de la Croix-de-Fer from Barrage du Verney / Allemont
Mont Ventoux
Mont Ventoux from Sault
Best Steepest Highest Most elevation gained Most popular
Check out the Wall of Fame

Cycling routes French Alps

Personally mapped out and verified by climbfinder!
Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
7 Majeurs
7 Majeurs
362.6km 10673m 7
La Marmotte
La Marmotte
176.7km 5368m 3
Granfondo Serre Chevalier
Granfondo Serre Chevalier
146.2km 3567m 4
La Risoul Queyras
La Risoul Queyras
140.3km 3745m 5
Cinglé du Mont Ventoux
Cinglé du Mont Ventoux
135.5km 4420m 3
Beaufortain Extreme
Beaufortain Extreme
125.5km 3843m 2
Les 3 Cols
Les 3 Cols
118.8km 3270m 3
Tour of Izoard
Tour of Izoard
97.1km 2148m 5
Tour of Lake Serre-Ponçon
Tour of Lake Serre-Ponçon
85.3km 2072m 5
Tour de la Montagne d'Aujour
Tour de la Montagne d'Aujour
79.5km 1396m 4

Regions

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 1540
climbs
75-2770m 1612
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 640
climbs
4-2802m 1499
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 124
climbs
291-2802m 1499
Isère 195
climbs
191-2642m 1376
Alpes-Maritimes 150
climbs
4-2802m 1260
Hautes Alpes 179
climbs
577-2744m 1210
Haute Savoie 124
climbs
344-1845m 1139
Drôme 211
climbs
102-1434m 745
Briançon 90
climbs
875-2744m 1845
Bourg d'Oisans 77
climbs
272-2642m 1612
La Maurienne 66
climbs
304-2770m 1612
Serre Ponçon 137
climbs
643-2802m 1499
Grenoble 112
climbs
191-2100m 1376
Annecy 70
climbs
305-1935m 1347

Mountain ranges nearby

Italian Alps 0-2757m 3031
Swiss Alps 210-2501m 1674
Apennine Mountains 4-2142m 1537
Jura 207-1616m 1368
Massif Central 110-1608m 1012
Cévennes 93-1561m 1012
Ardèche 75-1508m 630

Average climb

Difficulty points
401
Gradient
6.1%
Length
8.8km
Total ascent
517m

Road surface condition

64% 29% 7%
Based on 1889 votes
These are average ratings of all reviews on the road surface condition of the climbs in this region.

Traffic

65% 25% 9%
Based on 1871 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
Mont Ventoux from Malaucène

Mont Ventoux from Malaucène

famous beautiful
 

Users with most climbs

Name Climbs Ranking list
JFK JFK
173 out of 1227
WillaertMario WillaertMario
148 out of 1227
Franck_Pastor Franck_Pastor
114 out of 1227
armandgilson armandgilson
112 out of 1227
4
Rogier Rogier
105 out of 1227
5
lzordan lzordan
101 out of 1227
6
Cyclopaat Cyclopaat
95 out of 1227
7
Vdm Vdm
88 out of 1227
8
PhilippeLebeau PhilippeLebeau
82 out of 1227
9
Ullrich97 Ullrich97
74 out of 1227
10

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