Get a taste of some epic climbs riders have conquered over the years during the Tour de France and Tour des Femmes.
This ride collection features iconic Cols that will put your legs to the test, including segments of this year’s courses such as Alpe d’Huez and Hautacam.
The FulGaz 21-stage French Tour has already started but don’t let that stop you from experiencing segments of the world’s biggest bike race.
This is a very difficult climb with grades at or above 10% for significant portions of this beautiful isolated road. Both long and scenic, it has been used multiple times on the Tour de France.More Info
Famous as a favourite testing climb for generations of top pros, this is a great climb up from the streets of Menton on the French - Italian border. It's such an iconic climb that Trek named their flagship road bike after it. With an average gradient of 6.7% It's not incredibly steep or the longest climb in the area. However, it's still a tough challenge when ridden hard.More Info
Col d'Ornon (1,360 m (4,462 ft)) is a mountain pass through the Dauphiné Alps in the department of Isère in France which connects the communities of Le Bourg-d'Oisans and La Mure. The climb is used occasionally in the Tour de France cycle race, including on the "Queen stage" on 18 July 2013 which finishes with two ascents to Alpe d'Huez.More Info
Make sure you are fuelled-up before you set off from Malaucène, as you prepare for the 21km ascent. With an average gradient of 7.5%, don’t be fooled into going too hard too early, at around the halfway point, the road kicks up to 11% for three kilometres. There is nowhere to hide on this straight section of road but grind through and look forward to upcoming relief, with the road flattening out to 4% for the following few kilometres. In true Mont Ventoux style, the final kilometres ramp up again, sticking above 8% to test you on this famous climb that has pushed many Tour de France legends to their limit.More Info
This is a great, steady ride in the Voges mountain in Alsace region, France. The ride goes from Turckheim to Trois-Epis. The Tour de France riders passed the category 2 mountain Trois-Epis on stage 5 in 2019.More Info
A perfect evening ride up to the Hautacam ski station. This is a long and sometimes steep climb passing rural farm yards with great views of the valley and Argelès Gazost below. The ride continues past Hautacam and ends a few meters from the final left turn on the road on the summit of Col de Tramassel.More Info
This is a lovely and iconic climb. It's long and sometimes steep - save something for the last 8 kms. Filmed on quiet roads amidst the pandemic lockdowns in Europe.More Info
This northern approach from Valloire is the climb most people have in mind when talking about Col du Galibier. It's the tougher, longer and more popular ascent, regularly featuring in Tour de France and climbed annually by the riders taking part in the La Marmotte Gran Fondo cycling sportive.More Info
The town of Sault is situated on a rocky spur of the 'plateau de Vaucluse' and overlooks the valley of the Nesque. It is the ideal base for trips and hikes to Mont Ventoux, the Gorges de la Nesque, the Valley of the Toulourenc, the plateau of Albion, the Lubéron and other nearby natural areas in the Provençal Drôme and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.More Info