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Col du Galibier

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Ian B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. Highly recommended.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 d'Arene where we had parked. At 2642m and with a famous Tour de France history... More 

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Krefeld, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

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

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

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
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

great bike climb from valloire , its not for the faint hearted , it will test you and the lack of oxygen at the top is something to watch , great panoramic views from the top

Thank burden22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have traveled the Alps by motorcycle for more than 20 years. The climb up the north side of Galibier is one of the best in the world. Beautiful views, gentle layout.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

This is one of my favourite places ... cycling up here offers endlessly changing, open vistas which delight all your senses. An awesome place, literally.

Thank suzeworld

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