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19.4 km  2111 m  (1111 m)  5.7 %

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The Col de Vars is situated in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. This climb belongs to the Alps. The Col de Vars via Guillestre is ranked number 545 of the Alps. The climb is ranked number 284 in France and number 1426 in the world. Starting from Guillestre, the Col de Vars ascent is 19.4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1111 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.7 %. The maximum slope is 9%. If you want to climb the Col de Vars, you can find more information on how to train to climb the Col de Vars here.

Other sides of this climb:
Col de Vars via Les Gleizolles


Since 2005, the Col de Vars will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Giro d'Italia 2016 :  Guillestre - Sant’Anna di Vinadio on 28/05/2016

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Climbbybike difficulty score (105.5)
545
Ranking Alps
235
Ranking France

Col de Vars via Guillestre popularity rank : 35

The Col de Vars has been climbed by 50 climbbybikers. It is ranked No. 35 as the most climbed climb in the world.
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Col de Vars via Guillestre: 7 reviews

4.4
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4.3
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4.7
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4
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4
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Een van de klassieke cols op de Route des Grands Alpes. Het slaperige, lieflijke Guillestre vormt de start van deze wispelturige col. Het dorp is ook bekend als startpunt van een andere machtige col in de zuidelijke Alpen, de Col d’Izoard. Hier ruikt de omgeving anders dan ten noorden van Briancon. De geur van pijnbomen vult je neusgaten en het wordt gevoelig warmer in de valleien. Zo ook bij de startkilometers van de Col de Vars. De zon staat hoog en de bomen langs de kant zorgen amper voor schaduw. Daarenboven is de start van de klim best pittig. Na enkele kilometers opent de col zich. Voor je zie je de lussen liggen die je moet bedwingen. Het is het zwaarste deel van de col, die na 8 kilometer bij St Marcelinho afzwakt en zelfs dalende stukken voorschotelt.

Voorbij St Marie de Vars moet er opnieuw echt worden geklommen. Bij Het skidorp Les Claux wordt het zelfs nog even steil. Daarna zwakt de klim af tot een lieflijk percentage om net voor het eind toch nog even stevig op te lopen.

Geoff Noake

I climbed the Col de Vars in a week''s cyling that took me over 8 big cols, from Cuneo Italy, to Alpe d''Huez. Col de Vars in mid-week was one climb I struggled on as it was so hot with little shade. The real climbing doesn''t start until you''re 8k or 9k in, but once you''re at the top the pain is all forgotten. Incredible views and a superb descent. Excellent!

Ashley Hutchison

I was fairly young when i did the and I had already done allot of climbs the days before and I was very tired! The day we did this was very hot!, the first part is a nice constant gradient but I was finding it hard! But once you get to the village of vars there are a few down hills which made my get my act together! Once through the next village it kicks up towards the top but it was nice and cool. Nice cafe and souvenir shop at the top. Spent the rest of the day chilling at the Embrum lake!

Brian Adamson

19km of climb. The beginning is nicely treelined. Some small villages (the different parts of Var)with it''s ski resorts along the way. It was hot with no chance of taking on more water until very near the end. All in all a good prelude for longer climbs.

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