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Col du Télégraphe

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Recommended by 147 out of 150 road cyclists

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  • Vincent Reboul

    It is imperative to pass the test of the Telegraph before facing the Galibier. The name telegraph is strange but the explanation of this name is quite simple: this pass of medium category with an altitude of 1,565 meters, takes its name from the fort which was built there between 1885 and 1893. This fort no longer exists today. The telegraph relay will instead offer you refreshments, supplies and meals.

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    • April 23, 2022

  • Mi.ri.

    The Col du Télégraphe (1566 m) is the upstream pass on the north side of the Col du Galibier.

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    • March 3, 2020

  • Martin Donat

    The Col du Télégraph is, so to speak, the "pre-pass" of the much more prestigious Galibier, but even if it stands in its shadow: nothing works without it if you want to conquer the big brother. Speaking of which: if both dishes are too hard for you, you can spend the night in Valloire at 1,400 meters and tackle the Galibier the next day.

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    • November 28, 2017

  • Andreas

    A must for cyclists ...

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Ben Thompson 🏔

    The warm up to full climb with galibier to follow.

    • May 6, 2018

  • Clemens ☀️

    Actually only the Vorpass to the Galibier and therefore absolutely recommendable.

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    • May 16, 2018

  • Frank W

    First, go up the telegraph as warm up. Still moderate but very good to drive. Afterwards you can drive through a canyon straight up to the big Galibier. After the canyon comes a strong steep wall. This is cycling on sacred ground

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    • May 17, 2019

  • Olaf

    "Foothill" to the Galibier. Since I drove to the goal of the tour stage 2019 in Valloire, unfortunately it did not go on to the Galibier. Funny straw copy of the Geant de Tourmalet on the summit.

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    • August 9, 2019

  • Richard

    A heavy warm up before you reach the galbier climb

    • April 20, 2020

  • Olivier Poulenard

    Finally quite "simple" this collar of the telegraph ... The big "piece" is after with the Galibier

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    • June 22, 2020

  • Francis

    Great 13 km average 7% climb

    • August 9, 2020

  • Arnaud -P-

    Unmissable in the region. Launching ramp to the Col du Galibier.

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    • August 26, 2020

  • Wolfgang

    Short stopover of this Télégraphe to then tackle the actual pass.

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    • September 29, 2021

  • Erik

    From here you can get to the Galibier. In the other direction you have the opportunity to take a fantastic descent

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    • September 2, 2020

  • CamilleD

    A regular pass (from memory 7 to 8% all along), well shaded, which gives access to Valloire and Galibier.
    A standpipe halfway up the slope!
    And a very appreciable coffee at the top ;)

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    • September 14, 2020

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Location: Savoie, France

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