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)


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

FFCT Membership 2021

All the application documents for 2021 FFCT membership are available 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)

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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Northern Alps, Col du Tra (73), 26 June, 2021

Col du Tra, Saturday 26 June 2021 MeetThis year we will meet in the centre of Notre Dame du Pie, in Savoie with the Col du Tra, in the canton of Moutiers, close by. For more information about the place see

Col du Tra

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Col du Tra 45.514768, 6.596003
StartWe can make a group start from the car park of the…

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Villars-sous-Mont, Switzerland, MTB ride, 17 July 2021

Saturday 17 July, Villars-sous-Mont (Fribourg), Switzereland. Meet at the car park in the centre of the village, for coffee at 8.30, set off at 9.00. 28km, 1000m of climbing, 5 cols – La Forcla (CH-FR-0806) – Le Creux (CH-FR-0783) – Col du Croset (CH-FR-1470) – Col de la Vudalla (CH-FR-1451) – Col de l’Orausa (CH-FR-1377)…

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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