Map of French Alps Cycling Climbs

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NOTE: Unfortunately, not all icons/climbs always appear on the map as there are too many. To see more click here for big map …. then go to bottom left and click on page 2.

Note, I have recently removed all the Jura markers from this map and made a map just for the Jura mountains. Similarly, I have made a separate map for the Swiss Alps and the south French Alps – see below.

Click on icons for a link to climb details.

marker_34_blue.png = French Alps

startend.png = Legendary    startend.png = Smaller Cols marker_34_yellow.png = Reviewed but not yet climbed

For maps of climbs in other regions see the links below:

Click here for a map of cycling climbs in the South French Alps.

Click here for a map of cycling climbs in the Pyrénées Mountains.
Click here for a map of cycling climbs in Switzerland.
Click here for a map of cycling climbs in the Dolomites.
Click here for a map of cycling climbs in the Jura Mountains.
Click here for a map of cycling climbs in the Vosges Mountains (Alsace).


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  7. Thank you for compiling this website. I’m organizing a Col trip with some friends in the Alps and this site have proved invaluable for route planning. Great work!

  8. Hi

    Used your website for the past 3 years when organising my trips to the swiss, french and italian alps.

    However, before when you enlarged the french alps map, it would bring you into google and all the climbs would be shown on the left in height order. Do you not do this anymore???

    Thanks

    John

  9. Hi John,

    At bottom left of map is a link “view larger map” — for me at least it still does what you are asking. Occasionally it can take a moment to load. Does that help?

  10. Hi Will

    Yeah thank you it is working.

    I did Forclaz in Switzerland this year and have to say enjoyed it immensely. Went out at 6.30am and climbed it during the sunrise overlooking martigny. Absloutely beautiful.

    Will be cycling Col de Granon, Col Agnel,Col du Galibier, Col d’Allos, Col de la Cayolle and Col de la Bonette, during June for a week next year. Would be good if you’re around for a couple of climbs.

    I can in person say thank you as you have saved me so much hassle when planning my own itenirary for my alps holidays.

    Cheers

    John

  11. Peter Schutzer-Weissmann on

    Hi Will,

    Website looks brilliant, congratulations. I am planning to cycle the alps from early September and have a few questions – I am a rookie cyclist so please bear with me!

    My twin is currently cycling from London-Istanbul with University – a trip I was meant to do but I had an august exam… I am therefore gutted and want to get out on a bike! I am free from the 1st of september and will fly into Geneva, buy an average bike and hope to cycle east til Verbier then slowly south through the alps to Nice by the 18th, picking the most picturesque and fairly challenging routes as possible. I am working in Champagne from the 20th doing the grape harvest before university starts in Cairo on the 7th October – I need my mountain fix before the deserts of Egypt!

    Having looked at your maps etc, do you think or do you know of anyone who has linked most or all of them together, heading slowly south? Do you think it’s possible? I will most probably be doing most of it alone, and training to be an officer in the marines so fairly fit. French is fluent, italian not so bad either.

    Pretty open submission but any thoughts?

    Schutz

  12. Hello Peter,

    There are lots of ways to get from Geneva to the Med, but probably the most famous “mountain” way is via the Route des Grandes Alpes … which is entirely in France. Google it and you’ll get maps, etc.

    From Verbier means crossing into Italy either via Grand St Bernard or Simplon …. neither very fun in my opinion.

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