Supported tours featuring Col du Galibier
Galibier is just one climb in this epic, week long tour of iconic Tour de France cols. Starting in Morzine the tour features 10 Alpine classics: Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez, Telegraphe, Izoard, Bonette, Madeleine, Glandon, Colombiere, Joux Plane & Galibier itself. The tour runs twice in 2018, choose either 29 July – 5 August or 2-9 September.
The Legendary Cols Tour includes not only Galibier, but four other ‘bucket list’ climbs: Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez, Stelvio & Tourmalet in a single 11 night / 12 day fully supported trip.
Cycle Col du Galibier
Probably the most iconic of all Tour de France climbs, the Col du Galibier has seen countless epic battles over its 18 kilometres. The terrain is sometimes bleak, sometimes ethereal, but always challenging.
With an average gradient of nearly 7% you might feel inclined to take a break at the Pantani memorial about 5km before the top. At 1km to go take the left turn just before the tunnel entrance to climb to the summit at 2646m. Whatever you do, pause here for a while to absorb the stunning 360deg mountain vista.