Col de La Madone and Montecarlo

Santo Stefano al Mare – Ventimiglia – Menton – Montecarlo – Menton – Ventimiglia – Santo Stefano al Mare

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With its 15 km of length and an average gradient of 7% and walls of up to 10%, the Col de la Madone has always been one of the favorite tests for many professional cyclists. Starting from the aTUTTA! Clubhouse we will head towards the French border passing through some of the most famous towns on the Riviera, including SanRemo and Bordighera. Once in Menton we will take the road towards the real challenge of this route: the Col de la Madone. In addition to climb we will also have to deal with the heat, especially in the summer months. Getting the pacing right is important if you want to achieve a good time when you reach the summit at over 900 meters. From the top we proceed downhill towards Montecarlo. We will then return to the Clubhouse.


technical specifications

Distance: 125 kmTotal climbing: 1720 mtDifficulty: High

Water fountains

  • Menton at km 40
  • Saint Agnes at km 50
  • La Turbie at km 65
  • Menton at km 85

Points of Interest

  • Bordighera Capo Ampelio
  • Menton
  • Montecarlo
  • Col de la Madone

Guides recommended gearing

50/34 – 11/30

Guides recommended nutrition

Drinks, gels and energy bars

The comments of our guides

MarcoThe Bike Manager

Col de la Madone is a true climbers challege with magnificant views of the moutains and the sea. It’s possible to tacklet this col all year round, which is one of the reasons it’s popular for the professional riders during the winter training for the season ahead.