Let’s rank the twenty-three biggest Tour de France climbs in terms of “difficulty” and then look at the 10 hardest in more detail.
Every time I have cycled Galibier, I have eyed a nearby old military road full of hairpins.
Painful fun. 174 kilometres, 5000 metres ascent (+16000 feet), over 3 of the most famous climbs in France.
One of the best base locations for cycling big and famous Tour de France climbs.
Any second now Col du Galibier will be closed for 7 or 8 months.
Col du Galibier – one of the highest and most famous climbs in France.
I take LOTS of photos while cycling. And occasionally I even take a good photo or two.
But when riding in Cyclosportives or along famous climbs there are often professional photographers along the route. Need help posing?
Cycling the Route des Grandes Alpes
While many rested their sore legs in the hotel, Ralph and I went to watch the Tour de France at the top of Col du Galibier.
Along with “L’Etape du Tour” – it is probably the most famous – and one of the the most challenging – Cyclosportive in France.
174 kilometres (108 miles) and 5,000 metres vertical ascent (16,400 feet)!