Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes is the premier cycling location in France. This region contains at least 420 climbs, including some of the most famous in the world: Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Col de la Loze (Courchevel), Grand Colombier, Col de la Madeleine, Col du Télégraphe, and many, many more featured in the Tour de France every single year. Biking around this region is as good as cycling climbing gets.
The best, hardest, most scenic, and epic road bike climbs in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes can be viewed on this page via the map (zoom in to view climbs in particular areas), by Climb Cards (photo and stats) or by a detailed list of the climbs that can be arranged in metric or imperial units by difficulty, distance (longest climbs in the area), altitude gained, highest elevation (highest summit), average grade (sort the grades by varying distances), lowest start point, etc. Click on "Climb Page" to jump to the detail page for that particular bike climb. This page provides an excellent and comprehensive summary of the top, hardest and best bicycling climbs in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes.
The top bike climbs, cols, and côtes of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes:
1. Col de la Loze (Meribel), 2. Col de la Madeleine (La Chambre), 3. Col de la Croix de Fer north, 4. Cols du Télégraphe & Galibier, 5. Val Pelouse, 6. Col du Glandon, 7. Chamrousse (Séchilienne), 8. Col de la Loze (2023 TdF Stage 17), 9. Mont du Chat - Le Bourget-du-Lac , and 10. Col du Sabot (Le Verney)