The Col du Galibier is the guest star of Alpine mountain passes. Starting from La Grave or Villar d'Arène, the ride up to the 2642 m summit goes past the Col du Lautaret and the Alpine Gardens. A magnificent 360° panoramic view awaits those who reach the top, so get pedalling!
Starting from either La Grave or Villar d'Arène, take the D1091 to the Col du Lautaret. If you're starting from La Grave, make sure you have a light on your bike for the tunnels.
Recharging: in restaurants at the Col du Lautaret.
Refreshments and restaurants during the ride: Col du Lautaret and Col du Galibier.
Points of interest en-route:
Visiting the grain mill and bread oven in Villar d'Arène (by appointment, contact the tourist office).
Maison du parc National des Écrins, Col du Lautaret.
Botanical alpine garden of the Lautaret pass.
Monument Henri Desgrange, creator of the Tour de France at the Col du Galibier.
Craft: Aniram in Villar d'Arène - Market all year round: La Grave, Thursday morning.