• Distance Instructions
  • Distance 96 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 0 km/h
  • Min altitude 538 m
  • Max. Alt. 2640 m
  • Alt. Gain 2426 m
  • Descent 2615 m


Start: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, France.

The 'true' ascent of Col du Galibier from the north starts at Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne though this ride begins at Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Whilst the road from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne is somewhat busy, it does give your legs 14km to warm up. After reaching Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, the Col du Télégraphe is reached by a series of switchbacks through forest. After a short descent to Valloire, the second part of the Galibier ascent starts. The final switchbacks are steep and challenging, though on reaching the col, the views are awesome. This ride returns to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne the same way you arrived. Col du Galibier is one of the great rides to be completed. Are there any words that can describe the experience? It is a cycling must.

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ColsAltitude (m)
Col du Galibier2645
Col du Télégraphe1566