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Mountain Passes in the Massif Central

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Whether it be for the views, for the climbs or for the downhill descents, browse our list of the best mountain passes in the Massif Central and make your next adventure one to remember. Contributed by the community, for the community, each mountain pass Highlight is a personal recommendation you know you can trust, so simply find your favorite and go.

The top 13 mountain passes in the Massif Central

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    1

    Col de Ceyssat

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Here at almost 1,100 meters above sea level at Col de Ceyssat you will find the junction up to the 1,465 meter high Puy de Dôme. It is the highest …

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    Tobias
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    2

    Col de la Croix Saint-Robert

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Distance: 6km
    Difference in altitude: 364m
    Average slope: 6%
    Maximum slope: 8%

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    Thorst
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    3

    Col du Vent

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A beautiful climb that can extend to Mont Saint-Baudille.Altitude: 703 m
    Departure: Arboras
    Length: 9.00 km
    Gradient: 491 m
    % Average: 5.46%
    % Max: 8.5%
    Massif: Séranne, France

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    Col de Pavezin (651m)

    Road Cycling Highlight

    There is a bar to cool off and have a coffee after the ascent

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    Ronnie
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    Col de Finiels

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Great view from the lonely Col de Finiels!
    The Lozère department takes its name from the Mont Lozère massif. At 1541 m, the Col de Finiels is the highest point …

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    Coco
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    6

    Col du Serre de Tourre (323 m)

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Coming from Vallon Pont d'Arc, so the Col du Serre de Torre is the starting point of the panoramic high road dar. You have to work out this from there …

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    7

    Col des Supeyres

    Hiking Highlight

    Starting point for many hiking trails

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    Col gravel du Bancillon

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Short and steep, a beautiful gravel pass at the gates of Clermont-Ferrand

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    Col du Rouvey

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Popular ascent, which is a term for recreational cyclists as well as professionals. The Ardèche shows how wonderful the landscape can be.

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    Col du Béal

    Hiking Highlight

    Starting point for many hikes

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    11

    Col des Goules

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Col des Goules - Altitude: 997 m between the puy de Pariou and the puy des Goules, a large car park is available just after the Fontaine du Berger.
    From …

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    Géraud
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    12

    Col de Pertus

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    From Mandailles there are some nice views towards Puy Mary, but there are some quite steep sections in this direction.
    The pass does not come close to some of the …

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    Nicolas
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    13

    Col du Cheval Mort

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Nice Col in the Margeride, with the branch to the Truc de Fortunio.
    Also known as Col de Baraque du Cheval Mort.
    Small country road, hardly any traffic.

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    Coco

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