Category Archives: Cols over 2000m

Col de l’ Iseran

Col de l’Iseran 2,770 metres Start Val d’Isere round trip 32 kms Height gain 940 metres Ride Date 4th August 2013 Making the expensive ski town of Val d’Isere the base for our ride up the Iseran. A cow fair … Continue reading

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Col du Petit Saint Bernard

Col du Petit Saint Bernard 2188m Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo Start and Finish La Thuile, Aosta  18 miles Height Gain 720 metres A super little ride starting in the Italian ski town with no tunnels on this section. The … Continue reading

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Col Du Glandon

Col du Glandon 1924 m  and Col de la Croix Fer 2067m Start and Finish and Finish Saint Etienne de Cuines …30miles Height Gain… 1617 m   A truly beautiful classic climb, that would rate highly on any cyclists list. … Continue reading

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Col du Grand Saint Bernard

  Col du Saint Grand Bernard 2,469m Height gain 695 metres We parked the van just on the old road to the Col. Thus missing the tunnel through the Col. A beautiful quiet ride through this foreboding historic Combe It … Continue reading

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Col de la Madeleine

Col De la Madeleine 1993 metres also known as 2000 metres! Start and Finish La Chambre Height gain 1570 metres Starting in La Chambre  with an easy 6% this would not be seen much on this Hors Categorie climb. For … Continue reading

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Col de la Cayolle

Col de la Cayolle 2326m Height gain 1411 Round trip 36 miles The easiest col, or so I thought, average gradients of 4% I read. What I forgot to think about was the millage and not having enough fuel in … Continue reading

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