Cent cols in Savoie Mont Blanc

Rédigé par Enrico Alberini


This 1,800 km circuit includes 103 cols including 6 over 2000 m. (+ 18 optional including 2 over 2000 m.) For a total climb of at least 42,000 m.
This Randonnée Permanente  is presented in partnership with Savoie Mont Blanc Tourisme

Traced by Régis Paraz (Cent Cols n ° 3225).



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 “Table d’Honneur”.

One hundred (and three) cols, either to let you join the associationthat is the Club des Cent Cols, or to allow you to progress in the “Tableau d’Honneur” of the Club, in any case to let you discover or rediscover the two departments of the Pays de Savoie with a little foray into our Helvetian neighbour, going around the Mont-Blanc massif.


The Pre-Alps of the Chartreuse massif, the peaceful little roads of the Avant Pays Savoyard with their small, often overlooked cols, the last links in the Jura chain above the Bourget lake will be your appetizers before attacking the other Savoyard massifs.

Prestigious cols like the Galibier or the Iseranand many others will witness your efforts. You will cycle between vineyards beside or overhanging natural lakes (Aiguebelette, Bourget, Léman, Annecy …) or artificial ones (Tignes, Roselend), in the middle of mountain pastures and sometimes under the watchful eye of glaciers.

You will in this way discover all the riches and all the variety of these territories. In the evening after each stage, you can regain your strength by tasting the AOC products of  the various terroirs that you have travelled: white and red wines, or cheeses (Tomme de Savoie, Reblochon, Beaufort …)

The December 2013 issue of “Cylotourisme”, the revue of the French Cycling Federation, contains a two-page article on this Randonnée Permanente:


Nine checks are compulsory; they will be made at route points chosen by the randonneur himself, a check being made in each of the following sections:

  1. Chambéry – Chanaz
  2. Chanaz – Chamoux sur Gelon
  3. Chamoux sur Gelon – Valloire
  4. Valloire – Albertville
  5. Albertville – Châtel
  6. Châtel – Cluses
  7. Cluses – Monnetier
  8. Monnetier – Annecy
  9. Annecy – Chambéry

Principal cols

Cols more than 2000 m.

  • Col de la Croix de Fer
  • Collet du Plan Nicolas
  • Col du Galibier
  • Col du Mont-Cenis
  • Col du Petit Mont-Cenis
  • Col de l’Iseran
  • Col du Petit-St.Bernard (option)

Other cols

  • Col du Granier
  • Col de la Crusille
  • Col du Glandon
  • Cormet de Roselend
  • Col du Joly
  • Col des Aravis
  • Col des Montets
  • Pas de Morgins
  • Col de la Ramaz
  • Col de la Colombière
  • Col des Glières
  • Col de Leschaux…

BCN and BPF sites on the route

Savoie (73)

  • Abbaye de Hautecombe
  • Mont-Revard
  • Col du Glandon
  • Col de l’Iseran
  • Arêches
  • Conflans

Haute-Savoie (74)

  • Combloux
  • Argentière
  • Praz-de-Lys
  • Sixt-Fer à Cheval
  • Menthon-St.Bernard

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 †)