Highest Climbs in the history of the Tour de France

#1
Cime de la Bonette - Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée
France
#2
Col de l'Iseran (Val-d'Isere)
France
#3
Col Agnel
France
#4
Col du Galibier (Valloire)
France
#5
Col du Granon
France
#6
Port d'Envalira
France
#7
Col de la Lombarde
France
#8
Col d'Izoard (Arveux)
France
#9
Col de la Cayolle - St-Martin d'Entraunes
France
#10
Col de la Loze (Meribel)
France

Climb List: Highest Climbs of the Tour de France
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Cycling the Highest Climbs of the Tour de France

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

Elevation (meters)

Times highest point of TdF (as of 2022)

Mountain Range

Times Featured in Tour de France

Most recent

First included

Cime de la Bonette

2,802m

4

Alps

4

2008

1962

Col de l'Iseran

2,770m

8

Alps

8

2019

1938

Col Agnel

2,744m

1

Alps

2

2011

2008

Col du Galibier

2,642m

50

Alps

63

2022

1911

Col du Granon

2,413m

0

Alps

2

2022

1986

Port d'Envalira

2,407m

3

Pyrenees

10

2021

1964

Col de la Lombarde

2,350m

0

2008

2008

Col d'Izoard

2,360m

9

Alps

36

2019

1922

Col de la Cayolle

2,326m

0

Alps

3

1973

1950

Col de la Loze

2,304m

0

Alps

1

2020

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THE FIVE HIGHEST POINTS THE TOUR DE FRANCE HAS EVER REACHED

#1: CIME DE LA BONETTE 2802M

photo collage shows small old mission style church, signs along climb including one for Jausiers and one for Route de la Bonette, flags for different countries line roadside

Cima de la Bonette has been the high point of the TdF in each of its four appearances.

#2: COL DE L’ISERAN 2770M

photo collage shows PJAMM Cyclist John Johnson standing with bike in front of sign for Col de L'iseran, sharp mountain peaks, bike parked next to roadsign reading Col de L'iseran

Col de L’Iseran has been the high point of the TdF in each of its eight appearances.

#3: COL AGNEL 2744M

photo collage shows sign for Summit, sign reading La Demoiselle Coiffe, pockets of snow along beautiful green hillsides

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

photo collage, cyclists climb on two-lane roadway toward snow dotted mountain tops, PJAMM Cyclist stands with bike in front of green mountain views, road sign for Galibier

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

Cycling Col du Granon - photo collage shows street signs along the Col du Granon route

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.