Take on the Grand Colombier climb, star of the Tour de France 2012, 2016, 2017, 2020 and 2023!
More difficult than Alpes d’Huez and most alpine climbs, Grand Colombier is recognized to be one of the most difficult climb in France having four very difficult and different ascents. From the 22% gradient above Virieu le Petit to the 14% hairpins above Culoz, the 4 roads are all classified as hors-categorie climbs.
Climbing the Grand Colombier on a road closed to cars with food and refreshments offered at the top is possible 4 days a year during the cycling days of Grand Colombier on Saturdays June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9 2023!
Will you be part of the brotherhood of the “Fêlés” (loonies) by climbing in the same day two, three or four round-trip climbs of the Grand Colombier by different starting points?