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Cycling holidays

What's more fun than a cycling vacation among friends in a small and cosy town at the foot of the biggest climbs? Enjoying the heroic stories of the day and looking foward to the next with a big meal and fresh beer. Well, maybe a tour from one town to the other would be.

6 climbs

1. Bormio

Surrounded by famous Italian climbs like the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo. No better place to enjoy the perfect cycling holiday

19 climbs!

2. Argelès-Gazost

The place-to-be to tackle the biggest Pyrenean climbs, east, west, south, or... north, if you need prayers.

4 climbs

3. Barcelonnette

Lay back and climb from this perfect Mexican-like town on the verge of the High-Alps and the Atlantic Alps, close to the highest paved route in France.

6 climbs

4. Bédoin

Smell the famous flavours of the Provence, enjoy the sun and the pastis, while the Mont Ventoux is looking down and waiting for you.

13 climbs

5. Cortina d'Ampezzo

Main place of and centrally located in the Dolomites. Climb up to the Passo Giau, Falzarego, Valparolo or the Tre cime di Lavaredo. Need more?

4 climbs

6. Tiefencastel

From the cosy church of Tiefencastel, the biggest Swiss climbs like the Julier Pass and the Albula Pass are witin reach.

4 climbs

7. Bourg d'Oisans

Ideal starting place to the most famous Alpine climbs like the Galibier, Croix de Fer/Glandon and Alpe d'Huez and the Marmotte cyclo.

4 climbs

8. Bressanone/Brixen

A place with a German and Italian name and the best of both worlds. Lovely town with plenty of good restaurants. Good place to start or finish your Dolomite trip.

10 climbs

9. Riva del Garda

The Garda lake collects the water from the Alps which rise up from the lake, for the fun of climbing.

14 climbs

10. Briançon

One of the bigger towns in the Alps. Visit the old center and go up to any of the climbs starting there: Galibier, Granon, Izoard. Also Italy is closeby.

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Towns ordered by the most climbs starting in this town

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31 climbs departing from Dworp

Dworp, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

2
17
17 climbs departing from Ronse

Ronse, East Flanders, Belgium

4
14
14 climbs departing from Briançon

Briançon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

5
14
14 climbs departing from Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Midi-Pyrenees, France

6
14
14 climbs departing from Morbegno

Morbegno, Lombardy, Italy

7
13
13 climbs departing from Argelès-Gazost

Argelès-Gazost, Midi-Pyrenees, France

8
12
12 climbs departing from Huy

Huy, Liege, Belgium

9
12
12 climbs departing from Merano

Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

10
12
12 climbs departing from Overijse

Overijse, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

11
12
12 climbs departing from Stavelot

Stavelot, Liege, Belgium

12
12
12 climbs departing from Vaals

Vaals, Limburg (NL), Netherlands

14
11
11 climbs departing from Bolzano

Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

16
11
11 climbs departing from Liberecky kraj

Liberecky kraj, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic

17
11
11 climbs departing from Moutiers

Moutiers, Rhone-Alpes, France

18
11
11 climbs departing from Sion

Sion, Valais, Switzerland

19
11
11 climbs departing from Spa

Spa, Liege, Belgium

20
10
10 climbs departing from Amay

Amay, Liege, Belgium

21
10
10 climbs departing from Arreau

Arreau, Midi-Pyrenees, France

22
10
10 climbs departing from Dinant

Dinant, Namur, Belgium

23
10
10 climbs departing from Grenoble

Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France

24
10
10 climbs departing from La Bresse

La Bresse, Alsace-Lorraine, France

25
10
10 climbs departing from Liberecky kraj

Liberecky kraj, , Czech Republic

26
10
10 climbs departing from Liège

Liège, Liege, Belgium

28
10
10 climbs departing from Varzi

Varzi, Lombardy, Italy

29
10
10 climbs departing from Vejle

Vejle, Vejle, Denmark

30
9
9 climbs departing from Beersel

Beersel, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

31
9
9 climbs departing from Massat

Massat, Midi-Pyrenees, France

32
9
9 climbs departing from Namur

Namur, Namur, Belgium

33
9
9 climbs departing from Voltaggio

Voltaggio, Piemonte, Italy

34
8
8 climbs departing from Bellori

Bellori, Veneto, Italy

35
8
8 climbs departing from Chambery

Chambery, Rhone-Alpes, France

36
8
8 climbs departing from Esneux

Esneux, Liege, Belgium

37
8
8 climbs departing from Geraardsbergen

Geraardsbergen, East Flanders, Belgium

38
8
8 climbs departing from Malmedy

Malmedy, Liege, Belgium

39
8
8 climbs departing from Omegna

Omegna, Piemonte, Italy

40
8
8 climbs departing from Reuland

Reuland, Liege, Belgium

41
8
8 climbs departing from Schorisse

Schorisse, East Flanders, Belgium

42
8
8 climbs departing from Theux

Theux, Liege, Belgium

43
8
8 climbs departing from Wanne

Wanne, Liege, Belgium

44
8
8 climbs departing from Wépion

Wépion, Namur, Belgium

45
7
7 climbs departing from Ax les Thermes

Ax les Thermes, Midi-Pyrenees, France

47
7
7 climbs departing from Biert

Biert, Midi-Pyrenees, France

48
7
7 climbs departing from Bobbio

Bobbio, Emilia Romagna, Italy

49
7
7 climbs departing from Carrara

Carrara, Tuscany, Italy

50
7
7 climbs departing from cordillera

cordillera, Benguet, Philippines