Col d’Èze Climb Profile

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Col d’Èze Climb
Col d’Èze

Col d’Èze (507m) is a small climb between Nice and Monaco on the French Riviera. 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 relatively consistent throughout the ride, and there are two flat sections from 3.5km to 4km and the last 2km.

Col d’Èze from Nice
Climb category1
Elevation gain513m
Minimum elevation-10m
Maximum elevation495m
Average gradient5.1%
Maximum gradient10.4%
Strava segmentCol d’Èze from Nice
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.

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