homeCol du Télégraphe
Col du Télégraphe Height Climbing height - length
1566m 851m - 12 km (St. Michel de-Maurienne)
Difficulty Beauty
3 (5) 2-3 (5)
How to get there Col du Télégraphe is a famous pass, but merely as the first giant step on the bigger climb to the most famous Col du Galibier (2642m). This is really the hardest part up to the Galibier, but the later part may be felt more as it is higher and you have climbed this part before. From the other side there is no asphalted road all the way up to the pass and it is merely a hill on the way down the Galibier from Valloire (1399m).
Other comments See also the alternative road up to the Galibier via Col d’Albanne (1653m) (involves walking). There is a restauant at this pass.