Col d’Èze (507m) is a small climb between Nice and Monaco. The views along the climb are magnificent, with views of the Mediterranean coastline.
Starting point : Nice
Nice is located southwest of Col d’Èze. Many local cyclists around Nice use this as their training route as it’s centrally located and easily accessible.
The climb to Col d’Èze from Nice is 9.8km and averages 5.1%. The gradient stays fairly consistent throughout the ride, and there are two flat sections from 3.5km to 4km and the last 2km.
|Col d’Èze from Nice|
|Strava segment||Col d’Èze from Nice|
Col d’Èze in the Tour de France
Col d’Èze only featured twice at the Tour de France in 1953 and 2020. However, it was commonly used in Paris-nice as an Individual Time Trial (ITT) stage.
Sean Kelly won four ITT stages in Paris-Nice on the Col d’Èze, followed by Richie Porte and Bernard Jean-François with two wins each.