Col de la Loze is France’s seventh highest mountain pass (2,304m).
If you’re planning on climbing the Col de la Loze climb, make sure you’re prepared for a tough challenge. But with stunning views and a sense of achievement waiting for you at the top, it’s definitely worth the effort.
The Col de la Loze is one of the many Hors Catégorie (HC) climb in the Alps. There are two ways up the Col de la Loze;
- From Brides les Bains via Méribel (northwest)
- From Courchevel (northeast)
Starting point : Brides les Bains
Brides les Bains is located 6km southeast of Moûtiers. It’s highly recommended that you refuel at Moûtiers before climbing the Col de la Loze.
The actual Strava segment begins at Brides les Bains. The Col de la Loze climb from Brides les Bains is 22.2km long and averages 7.3%.
Pace yourself accordingly, as the last 6km is considerably steeper with more than 10% gradients for a sustained period.
|Strava segment||Col de la Loze from Brides les Bains|
Starting point : Courchevel
Courchevel is located northeast of Col de la Loze.
You’ll start the climb at a high elevation (1,752m) and finish at a 2,309m altitude. The climb is 8.8km long and averages 6.3%.
|Strava segment||Col de la Loze from Courchevel|
Col de la Loze in the Tour de France
Col de la Loze has only featured once in the Tour de France. It hosted the summit finish of Stage 17 in 2020, won by Colombian rider Miguel Ángel López.
The peloton climbed from Brides les Bains via Méribel. The Col de la Loze was the highest finish point of the 2020 Tour de France.
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