Col du Pré (1,703m) is located in the Hautes-Alpes region of southeastern France, just outside the town of Beaufort. It’s next to Lac de Roselend (Lake Roselend), a popular summer camping spot.
The climb up to Col du Pré starts from Beaufort.
Starting point : Beaufort
Beaufort is located northeast of the Col du Pré. Ride south on D218A towards Arêches and take the Route de Saint-Guérin (D218D) up to the Col du Pré. There are 12 switchbacks, offering a stunning view of the Arêches below.
The gradient never dips below 7% once past Arêches.
Once reaching the top, you can descend to the other side towards Lac de Roselend, ride around the lake’s perimeter, and climb up to Cormet de Roselend.
If you’re looking for more climbing, the Col de Saisies is also nearby, 13km northwest of Beaufort.
|Strava segment||Col du Pré from Beaufort|
Col du Pré in the Tour de France
Col du Pré is a Hors Catégorie (HC) climb and was used twice in the Tour de France in 2018 Stage 11 and 2021 Stage 9.
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