The Club des Cent Cols

Founded in 1972

We are a cycling club, made up of men and women of all ages, all nationalities, and all cycling disciplines.  We seek out mountain passes (cols)to climb, but we are not a competitive club – our members cycle at their own pace, where and when they wish, on roads or mountain trails, alone or in groups.  Some members may climb less than ten cols a year, others over a hundred.  But we have all met the main Rule of the Club, which stipulates that, to become a member, you must have climbed (by bike, using only your own muscle-power) at least one hundred different cols, with five out of each hundred being over 2000m high.

Further information

Rules of the Game

Press pack

Presentation slide-show (in French)


One hundred road cols in the Black Forest

We have a new “randonnée permanente” in the Black Forest in Germany.
See here

Brevets routiers

The Club des Cent Cols has launched a new initiative “Brevets Routiers” (Brevets for Road Cols)

Discussion list

Details on how to personalise your profile on the following link: See here

Club activity

Many of our members are also members of other cycling clubs. Their activity has been summarised in this presentation.
See here

Challenge du Septentrion

Nice article by our friend André Tignon on his website.
See here

The Club des Cent Cols in Cyclomag

They’re talking about us in cyclomag (FFCT) :
– Our partnership with
– An article by Georges Golse (Cent Cols member) about the ‘Chauvot’ (the catalogue of French cols)


The creation of the Club’s database of cols has enabled member’s to download many of our catalogues of cols. In addition, we can now update these catalogues more frequently than when they only appeared in annual editions. For these reasons, we no longer offer files of new cols (additifs). So, how can we find them?…

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Séjour d’automne et Assemblée Générale à Sainte-Maxime (Var), 10 au 14 novembre 2021

Ont contribué à cette page de présentation du séjour les responsables informatiques, Bernard Giraudeau, Enrico Alberini et Christophe Badonnel


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Sainte-Maxime 43.321267, 6.662419
Vous trouverez ci-dessous les rubriques : Présentation de la région Les circuits, routiers et VTT Hébergement Note du Conseil d’Administration Inscriptions Autres activités ou visites   

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Summer séjour at Méolans-Revel, from 04 to 11 September 2021

Enrico Alberini, Christophe Badonnel, Bernard Giraudeau and our IT team have contributed to this page. Barcelonnette from the belvedere (© Kris Claeys) Our summer séjour in 2021 will take place in the Alpes de Haute Provence départment , based at Méolans-Revel. It has been prepared by a trio of locals :…

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One hundred road cols in the Black Forest

Presentation An 860-kilometre route departing from Baden Baden with a total of about 20,800 metres vertical climb, including 107 passes (plus 9 optional extra passes). It was prepared by Alain Brault (CC 3693) Inscription form Route Geolocation files (GPX) are made available to registrants. Profile Theme The Club des Cent Cols, founded in 1972 and…

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UTM coordinates

Adapted from an original article by Mario Labelle The Clubs catalogues contain UTM coordinates. These coordinates can be used to locate points on many topographical maps as, for example, the French IGN maps at 1:25000 scale (TOP25). Below, we explain what UTM coordinates are and how they can be used on the appropriate maps. First,…

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Aigle, Switzerland, MTB ride, 5 June 2021

Saturday 5 June 2021, Aigle (Vaud), Switzerland Meet at the world centre of cyclesport, for coffee at 8.30, and set off at 9.00 41km, 1100m of climbing, 5 cols : – Col de Verchiez (CH-VD-0554) – Forclaz (CH-VD-0883) – Col des Ecovets (CH-VD-1295) – Praz Basset (CH-VD-0999) – Pertuis (CH-VD-0440)

aigle (VD)

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aigle (VD) 46.317900, 6.968890
Contact Pierre Mai…

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Edition no 517 of « Le Cycle” is free this month. There is an article covering cycling clubs, notably  our own.

Read here


The English cycling magazine “Cycle”, April/May 2020, contains an article about the Club

Read here