Cycling Col de Vars Les Gleizolles

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Col de Vars - Les Gleizolles

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.7 %

Length: 14.1 km

Altitude start: 1310 m

Altitude top: 2111 m

Ascent: 801 m

Maximum: 12 %

Col de Vars rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2527 (all)
Ranking France: 566 (all)
Ranking Alps: 914(all)
Difficulty score: 81.74 what?

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The Col de Vars is situated in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Les Gleizolles, the Col de Vars ascent is 14.1 km long. Over this distance, you climb 801 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.7 %. The maximum slope is 12 %.

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Since 2005, the Col de Vars will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2017 :  Briançon - Col d'Izoard on 20/07/2017

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Story by Peter McCarthy from London, England, submitted on 12/04/2007
I climbed the Col de Vars from S to N in July 2007. Its a very gentle climb until the village of St Paul sur Ubaye where I spent the night (Auberge du Chamois Blanc - modest but highly recommended) Setting off the next morning (in persistent rain)the road winds up to another village before settling into a series of long and quite steep switchbacks (nice views back down the valley) before reaching the col which is not particular interesting.
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