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

7567 registered users

have collected 61.528.423 Cotacol points

  • thib did Tienne Vincent and Sur les Tiennes today
  • Frederik did Varentberg, Kortekeer, Kapelleberg and 2 more today
  • Christophe did Kuiperenberg and Tuitenberg today
  • Jean-Luc did Côte de Werhai yesterday
  • Mika did Côte de Borgne Trou yesterday
  • Vincent did Charly-des-Bois and Krekelenberg yesterday
  • Théo did Congoberg yesterday
  • Klaas did Moskesstraat yesterday
  • Dominique did Smeysberg yesterday
  • raf did Achterberg and Varentberg yesterday
  • Julius did Achterberg yesterday
  • Renaud did Smeysberg and Chaussée d'Ottenbourg yesterday
  • Nathan did Berg Ten Houtte, Les Plachettes, Varentberg and 1 more yesterday
  • Kevin did Tienne aux Pierres yesterday
  • Felipe did Varentberg and Achterberg yesterday
  • Robbie did Achterberg yesterday
  • costa did Côte de la Reine and Aux Houx yesterday
  • Arne did Taaienberg, Koppenberg, Wolvenberg and 1 more yesterday
  • michel did Berendries, Côte du Bois de la Houppe and Hurdumont yesterday
  • Paul did Varentberg and Achterberg yesterday


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