Cotacol Hunting

Your cotacol bucket list

How it all started

The COTACOL is a belgian reference book about cycling uphill, made by Daniel Gobert and Jean-Pierre Legros in 1989. In it are descriptions of the thousand toughest climbs for cyclists. Each climb is described by several facts: name, a short description, height, grade, length, what state the road surface is in, average climbing time for an amateur or a professional road cyclist. The combined authors measured 1.869.800 km, rode up a height of 112.396 meters and measured nearly 30.000 data points to compose this book. Each hill has a so-called COTACOL score. This score is determined using several parameters: grade, length, road surface. A higher score means a tougher climb. More than 30 years later, some cycling & tech enthousiasts virtually got together and built apps, web sites and integrated with Strava, so that the modern cyclist can now plan rides to conquer as much Cotacols as possible and automatically flag them when integrating with Strava.

Combined achievements

8163 registered users

have collected 66.156.035 Cotacol points

  • Vincent did Col de la Croix-Jubaru today
  • Brice did Côte de Trasenster-Nord, Les Forges I and La Haute Folie today
  • Louis did Kesterbeekbos today
  • Adr did Côte de Pétria today
  • Grégoire did Côte de Dolembreux today
  • Simon did Kuiperenberg today
  • Jérôme did L'M de Bomerée today
  • Xander did Côte du Bois de la Houppe and Fortuinberg/Kanarieberg today
  • Arno did Congoberg today
  • Arnaud did Allée de Lairbois, Côte de Heneumont, Côte de Haut-le-Wastia and 1 more today
  • Johan did Berendries today
  • Robin did Berg Ten Houtte and Taaienberg today
  • Les did Côte de Trieu today
  • Luc did Côte du Bois de la Houppe today
  • François did Côte de Libois today
  • Thomas did Kuiperenberg today
  • Joran did Kortekeer today
  • Lionel did La Croix de l'Homme today
  • Michael did Côte du Bois de la Houppe today
  • Dirk did Helling van Heist-op-den-Berg today


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