Destination: Col de la Madeleine

Sitting to the south of the Col du Glandon the Col de la Madeleine features in the Tour de France frequently.

The Col de la Madeleine can be reached from two sides. The northern descent is considered the harder because it is 9 km longer than the southern ascent. However the northern descent has a lower average grandient. The Tour de France uses the Col de la Madeleine fairly frequently first using it in 1969.


From Albertville – north – [Average gradient: 5.4% – Maximum gradient : 10.4% – Distance 28.3km – Height gain 1533m]

From La Chambre – south – [Average gradient: 8.0% – Maximum gradient : 9.5% – Distance 19.5km – Height gain 1522m]

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