Altiport Courchevel

Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France

The Altiport Courchevel is a col with a length of 17.8 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, Rhône-Alpes, France. The average grade of this col is 6.2% with a maximum of 8.1%. The Altiport Courchevel ascents from 909 meter at the start, to 2.004 meter at the top, with a total of 1.094 ascending meters.


Altiport Courchevel Profile


Distance 17.8 km
Elevation gain 1094 m
Average grade 6.2 %
Maximum grade 8.1 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 909 m
Maximum elevation 2004 m

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The climb of Courchevel has in the Tour de France three times, in 1997, 2000 and 2005. The finish was always at the Altiport which is 300 meters higher than Courchevel 1850. In 1997, Richard Virenque won this stage just ahead of Jan Ullrich. In 2000, the victory went to Marco Pantani alone. Finally, in 2005, Lance Armstrong and Alejandro Valverde dropped Michael Rasmussen and Francisco Mancebo in the last hectometers before the Spaniard won the sprint in front of the Texas rider.

Every summer, it is possible to climb the Carrey up to the Altiport by being timed as part of the Cyclocourch. Since 2018, a tarred track has been providing access to the Col de la Loze (2304 metres) from the Pralong mountain pastures.

- Tour de France 1997 - Stage 14
- Tour de France 2000 - Stage 15
- Tour de France 2005 - Stage 10