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Col du Galibier

Valloire, France
+33 6 70 06 44 88
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Do it!

Personally, I love this col. I've been across it a couple of times now by bike - both in sportives... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
Gailibier or bust

Rode this sucker again this week, 8 years after the first effort. Always tough, it is not a... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
via mobile
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Valloire, France
+33 6 70 06 44 88
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Personally, I love this col. I've been across it a couple of times now by bike - both in sportives and just for fun. I absolutely love it, nothing else comes close for me. The climb from the Lautaret to the Galibier is something to...More

Thank 297JasonC297
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Rode this sucker again this week, 8 years after the first effort. Always tough, it is not a classic TdF climb because it is easy. The last kilometre is super tough.

Thank StueyB
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Well we wanted to challenge ourselves so we chose to cycle up the Col de Telegraph and the Col du Galibier, it was very hard going but worth it in the end

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The "must do" climb for any cyclists in the area. We found it tough but the scenery is stunning and well worth the effort. We are blessed with excellent weather - the snow arrived the day after we were there so expect that from mid-September....More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 20 September 2016

a nice place to see, starnge colors form the rocks a mix of many plantes, differents view with many species, very nic elocation

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Been up this road by car in all weathers and always wanted to cycle it. Job done, an amazing ride up from col de Lauterat in brilliant weather. Did it on mountain bike and then did the off road descent all way back to Villarr...More

Thank Simonofengland
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Traveller by motorbikes. The Street is really bad. Dangerous because you cannot really see where the road is going to.

Thank Sarko_de_Funes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Due to road construction elsewhere in the valley, we took this road up to the pass instead of the recommended (toll road) Frejus tunnel. It s clearly worth the detour. The view is breathtaking. You feel quite small up there!

Thank Fabian F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

breathtaking views, endless curves, not much traffic if you belong to the early birds, don't use the tunnel but cross Col du Calibier via it's summit.

Thank heini m
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A must do for any type of cyclist. Speed up and down or just go at a slow pace, but it must be done ! From the telegraph side is better, that way you get to tackle 2 cols

Thank martin340
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13 July 2015|
Response from motohigh | Reviewed this property |
I rode this entire stretch of road last week. It is open and there is no obstruction. Anything can happen in the future of course.