Col du Pré Climb Profile

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Col du Pré Climb
Col du Pré

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 in the French Alps.

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.

Col du Pré from Beaufort
Distance12.3km
Climb categoryHC
Elevation gain889m
Minimum elevation689m
Maximum elevation1,574m
Average gradient7.2%
Maximum gradient11.6%
Strava segmentCol du Pré from Beaufort
Col du Pré from Beaufort

Col du Pré in the Tour de France

Col du Pré is an Hors Catégorie (HC) climb and was used twice in the Tour de France in 2018 Stage 11 and 2021 Stage 9.