Cent cols in Haut-Languedoc

Rédigé par Enrico Alberini

Introduction :

A 790 km circuit between Mont Aigoual and Monts de Lacaune, including 101 cols, for a total climb of at least 12,000 m.

Traced by Pierre Gasc (Cent Cols n ° 1531)


Registration form


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”.

A hundred cols that will allow you to take a breathtaking mountain-bike randonnée and explore Languedoc seen from its mountains between the Monts de l’Espinouse, Caroux, and Lacaune in the southwest, to the Cévennes crests on the Mont Aigoual side to the northeast. The discovery of a unique heritage: sometimes difficult cols but also exceptional natural sites such as the “Cirque de Navacelles”. The discovery, finally of a region with a rich past whose traces go back to prehistoric times like these mysterious ‘statues-menhirs’.


Eight 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. Olargues – Murat sur Vèbre
  2. Murat sur Vèbre – Courniou
  3. Courniou – Olargues
  4. Hérépian – Avène
  5. Avène – Hérépian
  6. Lodève – Valleraugue
  7. Valleraugue – Dourbies
  8. Dourbies – Lodève

NB: The randonnée can be done in the form of 3 loops:

  • Olargues / St Gervais sur Mare / Lacaune / Verreries de Moussan
  • Lodève / Hérépian / Ceilhes
  • Lodève / Ganges / L’Espérou

Principal cols

  • Col de l’Espinouse
  • Col de la Croix de Mounis
  • Col du Cabaretou
  • Col de Sainte Colombe
  • Col de la Baraque de Bral
  • Col du Vent
  • Col de l’Asclier
  • Col de l’Espinas
  • Col de la Luzette
  • Col de Prat Peyrot
  • Col de Campviel
  • etc.

BCN and BPF sites on the route

  • Lacaune
  • Fraisse sur Agout
  • Mont Aigoual
  • Blandas

Rules of the randonnées permanentes

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

More information

10 rue de Normandie
31120 Portet sur Garonne
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Please note : Depending on the age, and the version of your route card, the name and address of your officer may be out of date.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 †)