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French Alps: 1172 climbs

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In the region French Alps cyclists can find 1172 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 9km and 527 meters of total ascent.

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Ranking list French Alps

Progress to good coverage
90%
Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Col du Galibier
Col du Galibier
98 famous beautiful
34.8km
5.9%
5.9% 1612
HC
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
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
9 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
125 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
12 famous beautiful
19.6km
7.7%
7.7% 1305
HC
Signal de Bisanne from Queige
9
Signal de Bisanne from Queige
beautiful hidden
16.6km
8.1%
8.1% 1294
HC
Mont Bisanne from Villard sur Doron via Route du Manon
10
Mont 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
Village / Camp de Canjeurs from Montferrat
Village / Camp de Canjeurs from Montferrat
6.6km
16.1%
16.1% 784
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
2.5km
12.6%
12.6% 441
2
Chemin du Clos d'Embertrand
7
Chemin du Clos d'Embertrand
hidden
0.8km
12.4%
12.4% 137
4
Le Champel
8
Le Champel
hidden
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
31 famous beautiful
47.4km
4.3%
4.3% 1261
HC
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
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
35.2km
5.4%
5.4% 1266
HC
Col du Galibier
5
Col du Galibier
98 famous beautiful
34.8km
5.9%
5.9% 1612
HC
Col du Galibier from Briançon
6
Col du Galibier from Briançon
16 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
13 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
98 famous beautiful
34.8km
5.9%
5.9% 1612
HC
Col de l'Iseran
Col de l'Iseran
31 famous beautiful
47.4km
4.3%
4.3% 1261
HC
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
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
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
11 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
9 famous beautiful
21.4km
7.7%
7.7% 1469
HC
Mont Ventoux
8
Mont Ventoux
125 famous beautiful
20.8km
7.7%
7.7% 1352
HC
Col de la Bonette
9
Col de la Bonette
37 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
14 famous beautiful
25.9km
6.1%
6.1% 1215
HC

Wall of Fame

French Alps

Mont Ventoux from Sault
Mont Ventoux
Col du Galibier
Alpe d'Huez
Mont Ventoux from Malaucène
Col de la Croix-de-Fer from Barrage du Verney / Allemont
Best Steepest Highest Most elevation gained Most popular
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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
119.2km 3268m 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 75-2770m 1612
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 4-2802m 1499
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 291-2802m 1499
Isère 191-2642m 1376
Alpes-Maritimes 4-2802m 1260
Hautes Alpes 577-2744m 1210
Haute Savoie 344-1845m 1139
Drôme 102-1434m 745
Briançon 875-2744m 1845
La Maurienne 304-2770m 1612
Bourg d'Oisans 369-2642m 1612
Serre Ponçon 643-2802m 1499
Grenoble 191-2103m 1376
Annecy 305-1935m 1347

Regions nearby

Italian Alps 0-2757m 3031
Piedmont 129-2744m 2053
Swiss Alps 210-2501m 1674
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 75-2770m 1612
Apennine Mountains 4-2142m 1537
Valais 393-2482m 1500
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 4-2802m 1499
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 291-2802m 1499
Aosta Valley 359-2473m 1480
Bern 447-2259m 1476
Occitania 4-2409m 1381
Isère 191-2642m 1376
Jura Mountains 207-1616m 1368
Ain 185-1502m 1368
Vaud 375-1913m 1316
Alpes-Maritimes 4-2802m 1260
Hautes Alpes 577-2744m 1210
Haute Savoie 344-1845m 1139
Liguria 4-1624m 1059
Massif Central 110-1608m 1012
Cévennes 93-1561m 1012
Drôme 102-1434m 745
Burgundy-Franche-Comté 110-1418m 692
neuchatel 486-1498m 643
Ardèche 75-1508m 630
Doubs 268-1418m 573
Fribourg 800-1633m 495
Bouches-du-Rhône 5-731m 435
Geneva 376-458m 84

Average climb

Difficulty points
409
Gradient
6.2%
Length
9km
Total ascent
527m

Road surface condition

64% 29% 7%
Based on 1238 votes
These are average ratings of all reviews on the road surface condition of the climbs in this region.

Traffic

63% 27% 11%
Based on 1229 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
 

Accommodations

Users with most climbs

Name Climbs Ranking list
JFK JFK
144 out of 1172
WillaertMario WillaertMario
113 out of 1172
armandgilson armandgilson
112 out of 1172
Franck Franck
102 out of 1172
4
Rogier Rogier
100 out of 1172
5
lzordan lzordan
95 out of 1172
6
Vdm Vdm
88 out of 1172
7
Paul-P Paul-P
54 out of 1172
8
jafvankessel jafvankessel
49 out of 1172
9
Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste
46 out of 1172
10

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