Two words: Mont Ventoux. Probably the most instantly recognizable climb in the world, the "Giant of Provence" rises over 1500 meters, with the primary two routes both being in the 10 hardest bike climbs in France. Since 1951, Ventoux has made appearances in 18 stages of the Tour de France, instantly becoming one of the most Legendary climbs of the TDF.
In addition to Ventoux, the province includes dozens of smaller climbs outside of Nice and extends up into the Alps, reaching as far as BrianÃ§on and some of the most famous climbs in the Alps (Col du Galibier, Col du Lautaret).
The best, hardest, most scenic, and epic road bike climbs of Provence-Alpes-CÃ´te d'Azur 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 Provence-Alpes-CÃ´te d'Azur.
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