These are the highest points the Tour de France has ever reached, from 1903 to 2022.
Photos clockwise from upper left: Col du Galibier (2642m), Col d’L’Iseran (2770m),
Col Agnel (2744m), Col du Granon (2413m), and Cime de la Bonette (2802m)
© Climb name
Times highest point of TdF (as of 2022)
Times Featured in Tour de France
Cime de la Bonette
Col de l'Iseran
Col du Galibier
Col du Granon
Col de la Lombarde
Col de la Cayolle
Col de la Loze
THE FIVE HIGHEST POINTS THE TOUR DE FRANCE HAS EVER REACHED
#1: CIME DE LA BONETTE 2802M
Cima de la Bonette has been the high point of the TdF in each of its four appearances.
#2: COL DE L’ISERAN 2770M
Col de L’Iseran has been the high point of the TdF in each of its eight appearances.
#3: COL AGNEL 2744M
Included in only one TdF and it was the highest that year.
This is a stunning and highly recommended climb if you ever have the opportunity.
#4: COL DU GALIBIER - 2642M
One of the greatest and most famous bike climbs in the world.
Galibier has been included in more Tour de France races (63) than all but four other climbs. The vast majority of the times it has been included, it has been the highest point in the tour -- 50 of its 63 appearances.
#5: COL DU GRANON - 2413M
Col du Granon appeared in the 1986 and 2022 Tour de France races. It was never the highest point, although it is the fifth highest point the tour has reached since 1903. That’s because the two appearances of Granon also included Col du Galibier, which is just over 200 meters higher than Granon.