Category Archives: Hors Catogerie

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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Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass 454 metres Max  gradient 18% Start …Ullswater shore 20 miles A car park was found on the shores of this the second largest lake in the Lake District. A stunning ride along through the villages of Glenridding, Patterdale … 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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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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