Cent cols in the Drôme

Rédigé par Enrico ALBERINI

Introduction

A 1,260 km circuit, 99% in the Drôme Department and comprising 107 cols (only two of which are off-road); the total climb is no less than 24,000 m.

This randonnée was traced by Michel Marcelot from the Club des Cent Cols

Route

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Theme

The Club des Cent Cols, founded in 1972 and affiliated to the French Federation of Cyclotouring, has prepared this “Randonnée Permanente” based on a simple theme: “One Hundred Cols”. The completion of these one hundred cols will allow you either to join the Club, or to progress with your list in the Club’s “Tableau d’Honneur”.

This route will allow you to discover or rediscover the Department of the Drôme which has a great wealth of natural and historic sites.

Controls

Seven checks are compulsory; they will be made at route points chosen by the randonnéur himself, a check being made in each section (the section numbers are to be found on the route map).

  1. Montélimar – Vesc
  2. Vesc – Rémuzat
  3. Rémuzat – Rémuzat
  4. Séderon – Rémuzat
  5. Rémuzat – Châtillon-en-Diois
  6. Châtillon-en-Diois – Die
  7. Die – Léoncel
  8. Léoncel – Montélimar

NB: The randonnée can be done in the form of 5 loops:

  • Montélimar, Grignan, Dieulefit, Montélimar
  • Dieulefit, Nyons, Rémuzat, Dieulefit
  • Rémuzat, Buis-les-Baronnies, Séderon, Rémuzat
  • Dieulefit, Saillans, Chatillon-en-D. Clelles, Luc-en-D, Rémuzat, Dieulefit
  • Crest, Die, La Chapelle-en-Vercors, St Jean-en-Royans, Beaufort-sur-Gervanne, Crest

Principal cols

  • Col de Rousset
  • Col de la Machine
  • Col de Pennes
  • Col de Grimone
  • Col de Menée
  • Col de Soubeyrand
  • Col de Perty
  • Col de Macuègne
  • Col de la Chaudière
  • Col de Tourniol
  • Col de Bacchus
  • Col des Limouches etc…

BCN and BPF sites on the route

  • Grignan
  • Montbrun-les-Bains (à 1km)
  • Brantes (Vaucluse)
  • La Motte Chalançon
  • Col de Rousset
  • Col de la Machine.

Rules of the randonnées permanentes

Any participant in this 100 Col Route agrees to respect the rules governing it.

More information

CONTACT:
Jean-Marc CLEMENT
10 rue de Normandie
31120 Portet sur Garonne
FRANCE
Tél : +33 (0)5 61 76 30 12
E-mail : randos@centcols.org

Please note : Depending on the age, and the version of your route card, the name and address of your officer may be out of date. Please send your route cards for certification, as well as your postcards and the stories of your rides, only to Jean-Marc Clément at the above address (do not write to Roger Colombo, Bernard Pommel, Jean-Marc Lefèvre or Roland Grimaud †)