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Badges for Cols - Montagnes du Monde

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Badges for Cols - Montagnes du Monde

Road Cycling Collection by Café du Cycliste

Some climbs are greater than others. Not for the road itself but for the history that hangs heavy over each inch of the tarmac. They are about triumph, tragedy and true achievement.

When you live and ride in the Alpes Maritimes it can be easy to forget there's a whole world of climbs out there just waiting to be conquered. Our Montagnes du Monde series recognises cols near and far including some of the most celebrated climbs globally. And a few less celebrated but no less good.

To celebrate the roads we ride, we've created a badge for each col. To claim your badge you need to connect your Café du Cycliste account to your komoot account and go out and ride. All badges are free to a good, and deserving home. To learn more and get started on your collection, head to our badges page here.

Our Montagnes À La Carte collection celebrates Cols a little closer to home and can be found via komoot.com/collection/1242661/-badges-for-cols

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Tours & Highlights

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    Alpe d'Huez

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Originally, Alpe d'Huez was just a test-tube town for winter sports enthusiasts. But why not earn money in summer too? With the offer to let the entire peloton spend the night in the castles free of charge, Alpe d'Huez became the first mountain finish of the Tour de France in 1953.

    Since then, the 21 bends to Alpe d’Huez have been the epitome of mountain arrivals, for spectacles, for cycling legend for many cyclists - to be experienced live during the ascent through the names of the stage winners who are immortalized in the bends. So there is plenty of fun during the climbing party.

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    Col du Tourmalet

    Road Cycling Highlight

    At 2,115 m, the Col du Tourmalet is the highest French Pyrenees pass. So it is a blessing that every 1,000 m a sign shows the altitude meters that have already been reached. The fact that the remaining distance to the pass and the average gradient over the next kilometer is shown on the same sign sometimes becomes a curse.

    But it is precisely the last few kilometers that give you that real pass feeling and give you a foretaste of the feeling of happiness on the pass. The monument above commemorates Jacques Goddet, former director of the Tour de France and founder of the sports newspaper L'Equipe.

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    Sa Calobra

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The climb from the village of Sa Calobra to the Coll dels Reis is one of the main reasons that cyclists come to Mallorca. With an average gradient of seven percent it goes up over ten kilometers. So Sa Calobra may not be as challenging as the Alps or the Pyrenees, but it is still an exceptionally beautiful climb. The 26 hairpin bends and the exciting descent will also make your heart beat faster. The first two kilometers are very easy and could quickly give you the impression that the entire route is easy. But after a few steep sections, you will quickly realize that you have to divide your strength. There's something else to come. After kilometer 7 there is also the hardest part with an incline of ten percent! If your legs are already tired here - you will feel it.

    Caution is advised here with the traffic, but in Mallorca motorists are usually very considerate when dealing with cyclists. And weather-wise - at 30 degrees in the shade you should of course think about it or provide enough water, because you can no longer fill it up until you have reached the top. The driveway definitely has a lot to offer. The perfect challenging road, the great view and the subsequent descent, of course. So go ahead and enjoy!

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  • Passo dello Stelvio

    Road Cycling Highlight

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    The Tumble - Y Tymbl

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Nice long climb with a few steep sections. At the top it opens up to stunning views and a fantastic descent.

    A word of warning though don't start out too hard as it's longer and steeper than it looks. However perfectly doable for most cyclists and worth it for the satisfaction and views at the top.

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    Koppenberg

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The Koppenberg is a guarantee of excitement during every tour of Flanders. So it's not surprising that it is now recognized as a national monument. But not only the status as one of the classics of the "Ronde", but also the beauty of the landscape make it a highlight of every bike tour.

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    Tai Mo Shan

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Climbing is one of the reasons why Hong Kong cycling is so renowned. Once famous for a type of green tea called “cloud tea”, Tai Mo Shan is also known as the “Cloud Mountain” because of the almost permanent meteorological dressing on top. Riders say that when the conditions are right, you can even feel as if you are part of the sky.

    Tai Mo Shan is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/3kCoFf1 and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

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    Bear Mountain

    Road Cycling Highlight

    At its peak, Bear Mountian is just shy of 1,300ft in elevation on a 4.5 mile stretch of beautiful paved road - a tiny mole hill compared to some of the world’s most famous climbs. However, what it lacks in grandeur makes up for having some of the best views of the Hudson highlands.

    Bear Mountain is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/3BjZq77 and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

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    Mount Hotham

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Arguably Australia’s most spectacular climb, the road up Mount Hotham twists up some unforgiving landscapes, beyond the tree line and up to an alpine resort. Over 30 kilometres of climbing at an average of 4.2%, this is truly a Hors Catégorie climb, bringing you up the highest year-round accessible sealed road in Australia.

    Mount Hotham is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/2W1ANMp and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

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    Mount Fuji

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Mount Fuji has its own distinctive characteristics which set it apart from other mountains in Japan. It’s not just because it is the tallest mountain in Japan, with an elevation of 3776 meters, but also because of its geographical position and its connection to local history and culture.

    Mount Fuji is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/3zelFti and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

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    Wuling

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Since 2012 climbers both amateur and professional have been flocking to Taiwan to tame the beast that is Wuling. Yet many have not even heard of the far eastern mountain. The average gradient may be only just over 5% but on a mountain of this scale, you know that doesn't mean every kilometre is a piece of cake.

    Wuling is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/3zemxhy and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

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    Mount Baldy

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Nicknamed for the absence of trees near its summit, the majestic mountain rises above the Angeles National Forest to a peak of 10,046ft, which marks the highest point in both the San Gabriel Mountains and Los Angeles County. On clear days its oft-snow-capped peak dominates the skyline to the north, rendering the city’s man-made monuments diminutive by contrast.

    Mount Baldy is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/3kBSNqN and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

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    Namsan

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Korea is a country of mountains. These landforms offer a variety of challenging cycling routes but for the people who live in the city of Seoul, escaping to explore these areas isn’t always an option. That is where Namsan and Bugak come in. While these mountains aren’t the grandest, highest or most scenic in South Korea, they are certainly the most popular.

    Namsan is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/3iyb31T and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

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