Category Archives: Cols over 1500m

Col des cyclotouristes

Col des Cyclotouristes 1330 metres Start Conflans round trip 16 miles. Height gain 900metres approx A beautiful Autumn day, clear Blue skies above and fresh cool air. Leaves starting to fall with busy Squirrels high in the tree tops. A … Continue reading

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Col des Saisies

Col Des Saisies 1650 metres Start and Finish Notre Dame de Bellecombe 15 miles Height Climbed 928 metres A lovely ride on fairly quiet Alpine roads, passing through sleepy pastures with Beaufort cows grazing, bright Red and Orange Geraniums hanging … Continue reading

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Grand Colombier

Le Grand Colombier 1501 metres A beast, a brute but totally beautiful a true classic. Starting the ride from the town of Culoz near to Lac Bourget gradients of 9% kicked straight in. I did not realise we would be … Continue reading

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Mont du Chat

Mont du Chat 13 kms Height gain 1250m start 250m Noted to be the hardest cycle climb in France. I do not disagree. A pretty cycle with a quiet road on good tarmac going to the top of Cat mountain. … Continue reading

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Comet de Roselend

Comet du Roselend 1967m Col De Meraillet 1605m and Col Du Pre 1703 40 miles circle ride Starting in the pretty town of Beaufort famous for it’s Cheese. The ride started gradually along easy gradients of 6- 8% with plenty … Continue reading

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Col des Planches

Col des Planches 1411m…Col du Tronc 1658m….Col du Lein 1658m Start Martigny, Switzerland Round route 25 miles.   Leaving Martigny we headed steeply up the Route des Planches, a real 10% or more with views vertical above the old Roman … Continue reading

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