Col du Galibier
Legendary pass of the Tour de France
The Col du Galibier connects the Hautes-Alpes to the Savoie. At this legendary mountain pass of the Tour de France, extremely difficult to climb, several important moments of the tour’s history took place. The view from the 2645 metres summit offers a well-deserved reward to the bravest cyclers. Depending on your level, you can choose to climb it on the soft sloping Col du Lautaret or the more laborious Maurienne slope, with an itinerary of 33 kilometres and an average gradient of 7,2% on the final 18 kilometres between Valloire and the summit. This mountain pass is accessible by car or on foot, and offers a breathtaking view on the summits of La Meije, La Barre des Écrins and the slope leading to the Savoie.