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Cycling route : Col de la Biche

Cycling route : Col de la Biche

Climbed for the first time in the Tour de France 2017 during the Queen Stage between Nantua and Chambéry, the hors catégorie climb col de la Biche is a real challenge offering great panoramas.

Less known than its closest neighbor the Grand Colombier, the col de la Biche is nontheless a real challenge.

Both sides are mainly used by cyclists as only a few cars venture up there on a daily basis. Its narrow road in the woods rising up to 1325 m above sea level is 20 km long from Artemare with a total climb of more than 1000 m.

Harder starting from Corbonnod, with 6 km with an average gradient of around 10%, only the fittest climbers will be able to combine it with the Grand Colombier.

Open period

All year round.


  • Drop : 1384 m
  • Distance : 52 km


  • Level black - very hard


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Spoken languages

  • French