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Stunning mountain, but watch for weather changes

Ascended the Galibier partway to watch the TDF. Started in glorious sunshine, and descended it in a... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2019
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Great mountain drive

We had a great drive over the Col Du Galibier, great views and nice weather and a nice coffee once... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

Ascended the Galibier partway to watch the TDF. Started in glorious sunshine, and descended it in a hail storm. The mountain scenery is gorgeous. Gentle slopes to begin and ramping up after approximately 6km. Will definitely climb it again to the top when next in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

We had a great drive over the Col Du Galibier, great views and nice weather and a nice coffee once we dropped down over the col.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

The col de Galibier offers continually changing scenery, from flowery meadows in the valley, rising through dramatic peaks, to the scree slopes at the top. Impressive when viewed from a car, but best seen from a cycle.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Amazing view! Col du Galibier is at the border between Savoie and Hautes Alpes departments, France, at 2642 m altitude. We had the chance of a perfect weather: sunny, the blue of the sky was incredible... blue (!), no wind, the air so fresh! The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Teodora-Ileana
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Personally, I love this col. I've been across it a couple of times now by bike - both in sportives and just for fun. I absolutely love it, nothing else comes close for me. The climb from the Lautaret to the Galibier is something to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Rode this sucker again this week, 8 years after the first effort. Always tough, it is not a classic TdF climb because it is easy. The last kilometre is super tough.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Well we wanted to challenge ourselves so we chose to cycle up the Col de Telegraph and the Col du Galibier, it was very hard going but worth it in the end

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Zaphod125
Reviewed September 30, 2016

The "must do" climb for any cyclists in the area. We found it tough but the scenery is stunning and well worth the effort. We are blessed with excellent weather - the snow arrived the day after we were there so expect that from mid-September....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank IanB2809
Reviewed September 20, 2016

a nice place to see, starnge colors form the rocks a mix of many plantes, differents view with many species, very nic elocation

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank pierre b
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Been up this road by car in all weathers and always wanted to cycle it. Job done, an amazing ride up from col de Lauterat in brilliant weather. Did it on mountain bike and then did the off road descent all way back to Villarr...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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I rode this entire stretch of road last week. It is open and there is no obstruction. Anything can happen in the future of course.
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