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Col du Galibier

Col du Galibier

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  • Andreas Platzl

    The Col du Galibier is undoubtedly one of the most famous classic climbs of the Tour de France. Not without reason he is also called the roof of the tour. If you pedal between the serpentines, you also realize why. The more you approach the 2634 m, the more likely you are to hit the snow. Often, like-minded people with shorts and short-sleeved jerseys shoot past meter-high snowy peaks. Garnished with the panorama of Mont Blanc and the barren lunar landscape a real treat. Pure Tour de France!

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    • December 15, 2016

  • Andreas

    Great climb from both sides.
    Now and then he is locked for one car traffic.
    Since it is really nice.
    The days can be found on the Internet.

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Andreas

    Great climb from both sides.
    Now and then he is locked for one car traffic.
    Since it is really nice.
    The days can be found on the Internet.

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Markus

    The most beautiful col during the entire tour

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    • June 27, 2020

  • Markus

    The most beautiful pass on the Route Des Grandes Alpes

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    • June 27, 2020

  • David

    The Col du Galibier (French for "Pass of Galibier") is a mountain pass in the French part of the Alps. The pass road leading over the Col was built in 1876 and is the fifth highest paved road pass in the Alps with a height of 2642 m (according to older data 2645 m) as of autumn 2007.

    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_du_Galibier

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    • August 1, 2017

  • Christian

    The Col du Galibier is the transition from the Arc valley ("Maurienne") to the Durance valley and to the more southerly passes such as the Col d'Izouard or Col de Vars and the Cote d'Azur. The used north side is clearly heavier with a good 1900 meters.
    After the Col du Telegraphe you can fill your bottles again in Valloire - from there it is still 1200 meters in altitude.

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Fleck

    Stunning climb that will take your breath away.

    • June 20, 2019

  • Fran

    I had a lot of fun cycling up this col from Lautaret, fully loaded with bikepacking gear. stunning scenery on the way up and overall tough climb but pretty manageable even for bike tourists if you take your time. last few hundred meters are the hardests.

    • January 20, 2020

  • David

    The Col du Galibier (French for "Pass of Galibier") is a mountain pass in the French part of the Alps. The pass road leading over the Col was built in 1876 and is the fifth highest paved road pass in the Alps with a height of 2642 m (according to older data 2645 m) as of autumn 2007.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_du_Galibier

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Fleck

    The mountain looks impossibly big as you approach. One of the most beautiful climbs in the world.

    • June 19, 2019

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  • Difficult
    07:20
    51.8 mi
    7.1 mph
    9,875 ft
    9,875 ft
Location: Hautes-Alpes, France

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