The Col du Galibier is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Valloire,
the Col du Galibier ascent is 18.1 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1245 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 6.9 %.
The maximum slope is 12 %.
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 2007 : Val-d'Isère > Briançon on 17/07/2007
I feel the same after doing it again three days ago 16 August 2011. If you enjoy pain this is an ideal afternoon out.
It''s highly likely you won''t give a dam about the fab scenery due to the sheer pain of climbing this monster.
But I guess as bike riders this is what we do, it''s tough guys and gals, enjoy.
Col du Galibier from Valloire in 3D, on Googleearth!
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