Col de la Colombière Climb Profile

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Col de la Colombière Climb

The Col de la Colombière is a mountain pass in the Haute-Savoie region of France. It’s in the French Alps, between the towns of Cluses in the Arve Valley and Le Grand-Bornand in the Bourne Valley.

Col de la Colombière is popular with cyclists and is often used in professional road racing, including the Tour de France. Other nearby climbs include the Col de Joux Plane and Col de la Ramaz.

There are two ways up to Col de la Colombière;

  • From Scionzier (north)
  • From Le Grand Bornand (southwest)

Starting point : Scionzier

Scionzier is located to the north of Col de la Colombière.

The climb from Scionzier is 16.6km with an average gradient of 6.6%. You’ll ride past the town of Le Reposoir on your way up.

Col de la Colombière from Scionzier
Distance16.6km
Climb categoryHC
Elevation gain1,091m
Minimum elevation508m
Maximum elevation1,599m
Average gradient6.6%
Maximum gradient19.6%
Strava segmentCol de la Colombière from Scionzier

Starting point : Le Grand-Bornand

Le Grand-Bornand is located southwest of the Col de la Colombière. Further up from Le Grand-Bornand is the town of Saint Jean-de-Sixt, where you can also do the Col des Aravis, and Col de la Croix Fry climbs.

The climb from Le Grand-Bornand to the Col de la Colombière is gentler and shorter. At 11.6km long, it averages 5.7%

Col de la Colombière from Le Grand-Bornand
Distance11.6km
Climb category1
Elevation gain658m
Minimum elevation880m
Maximum elevation1,539m
Average gradient5.7%
Maximum gradient10.5%
Strava segmentCol de la Colombière from Le Grand Bornand

Col de la Colombière in the Tour de France

Dylan Teuns wins Stage 8 of the 2021 Tour de France
Dylan Teuns wins Stage 8 of the 2021 Tour de France

The Col de la Colombière is an Hors Catégorie (HC) and has featured in Tour de France 23 times. It first featured in 1960 and as recently as Stage 8 in 2021.

In 2021, Col de la Colombière was the last climb before the finish in Le Grand-Bornard. Dylan Teuns won the stage, and Tadej Pogačar took over the yellow jersey.