Category Archives: Cols under 1500 m

Col de Rates

Start and finish :Denia, Costa Blanca. 44 Miles Elevation 2,983 feet A beautiful col starting near Parcent with average gradients of 5% and just 6.5kms of stunning riding. Smooth gradients and hairpins matched the near perfect tarmac. Rosemary, Thyme, and … Continue reading

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Sa Calobra

Lluc to Sa Calobra 30 miles Height gain 1280 m Date 22nd October 2015   It felt freezing cold as we Parked at Lluc monastery and got ready for the famous cycle ride ahead of us. Pleased to have brought … Continue reading

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Passy Joux plaine

Passy Joux Plaine 1350 Start and Finish Lac Passy 22 miles Height gain 914 metres Not to be mistaken for Col Joux plaine, Samoens, a great circular ride starting from the pretty Lac of Passy. Steady gradients and sweeping hairpins … Continue reading

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Col du Corbier

    Col du Corbier 1237 m… Col du Grand Taillet 1035 m…Pointe de Trechauffex 1290m Great round route from Le Biot 28 miles A fabulous ride near to Morzine, quiet roads stunning Alpine pastures of time gone by and … Continue reading

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Champex

  Champex 1470 metres 13 miles Up and down. Starting just off the main Grand Bernard road. We headed on a pleasant gradient between 8 and 11% towards the entrance of Gorges du Durnand passing ripe yellow and pink Apricots … Continue reading

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Mont Faron

Mont Faron …508 metres Start Round trip Sanary Sur Mer …28 miles The pretty port of Sanary with it’s colourful boats bobbing gently in the Mediterran, Coffees been enjoyed in the sunshine with the fruit and fish market doing a … Continue reading

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Col de Tamie

Col du Tamie… 907 metres Start… Veyrier du Lac round trip 40 miles Height gain 680 metres A beautiful if at times busy stretch of road alongside Lac Annecy passing through the pretty port of Talloires. We whizz by sunbathers … Continue reading

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Col de la croix fry and Aravais

  Col de la Croix- fry¬† 1467 m and Col des Aravais 1486m Start Le Grand Bonnand 22 miles Total ascent 874m It was an uphill battle all the way to Croix Fry, I was unsure why and blamed it … Continue reading

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Col du Romme

Col du Romme 1291 metres Start and finish Cluses 13.7 Miles round trip 974 metres climb A rude awakening. Yet a stunning ride with mostly 10 percent climb all the way from the first ramp to the summit of the … Continue reading

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Col des Montets

Col de Montets from Les Houches 25 mile round trip Leaving Les Houches we passed on old English Red telephone box with a line of washing blowing gently in the warm sunshine. Heading along the flat but pot holed road … Continue reading

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