The Galibier can only be reached from this side via the Col du Lautaret which connects Grenoble to Briançon. Both sides of the col are tough, but the Télégraphe side, via Valloire, is more interesting because there's less traffic than on the heavy traffic road D1091, with lots of pretty dangerous tunnels (take a light!). At the top, near the tunnel, is the monument of Henry Desgrange, founder of the Tour de France. The pass is included in it almost every year.
The Col du Galibier is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Col du Lautaret,
the Col du Galibier ascent is 8.52 km long. Over this distance, you climb 585 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 6.9 %.
The maximum slope is 10 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Col du Galibier.
Since 2005, the Col du Galibier will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2011 : Pinerolo > Galibier Serre-Chevalier on 21/07/2011
Tour de France 2008 : Embrun > L'Alpe-d'Huez on 23/07/2008
Tour de France 2006 : Le Bourg-d'Oisans > La Toussuire on 18/07/2006
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