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

8282 registered users

have collected 67.142.222 Cotacol points

  • Mathieu did Kortekeer today
  • Rémy did La Flache and Kauterhof today
  • Philippe did Fond de Nîmes today
  • brecht did Beau-Site-Nord-Ouest today
  • Bram did Ganzenberg, Varentberg and Côte de Trieu today
  • Charles did Côte de Landelies today
  • Pierre did Sur le Thier, Fond des Cris, Côte de Neufmarteau and 1 more today
  • Cedric did Côte de Trasenster-Nord today
  • Blanchy did Cote de Sarolay today
  • Pierre did Côte de Ferrières today
  • Sébastien did Côte de Groynne today
  • Théo did Chaussée d'Ottenbourg today
  • Jean-Philippe did Rue du Mystere yesterday
  • Olivier did Côte des Trois Burettes yesterday
  • Steve did Katteberg yesterday
  • Donnay did Col de Ronchinne yesterday
  • Tom did Heideberg yesterday
  • Franky did Achterberg yesterday
  • Victor did Le Mur de Strivay, Côte de Niaster and Côte d'Oneux yesterday
  • Dominique did Helling van Planck yesterday


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