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On the roof of Europe – cycling France’s Col d’Iseran out of season


On the roof of Europe – cycling France’s Col d’Iseran out of season

Road Cycling Collection by cycliste_tricolore



02:41 h

30.1 mi

7,825 ft

Pedalling this small portion of the legendary Grandes Alpes road to the Col de l'Iseran is truly unique. At an altitude of more than 2,700 metres (8,858 ft), it’s the highest asphalt pass in Europe. Without a doubt, I prefer the southern side which is sunnier and easier. The north side, from Val d'Isère, is close to the ski slopes.

The pass is open from the beginning of June (or the end of May for the most courageous) to the end of October. Choose your side and discover this superb pass.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Monter au col de l'Iseran — côté nord

    9.97 mi
    10.2 mph
    3,000 ft
    0 ft

    The Col de l'Iseran is located at over 2,700 meters above sea level, in the French department of Savoie, at the gates of the Vanoise National Park. It is the highest road mountain pass in all of the Alps.


    The road that crosses it, connecting the valleys of the Maurienne and the Tarentaise, is nested in

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  • 01:43
    20.1 mi
    11.7 mph
    4,825 ft
    475 ft

    If there is one alpine pass that leaves no one indifferent, it is the Col de l'Iseran. It is the highest alpine pass in Europe, built during the interwar period, located on the Route des Grandes Alpes. It connects the Maurienne valley to the Tarentaise valley, between the resort of Val-d'Isère to the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    30.1 mi
  • Duration
    02:41 h
  • Elevation
    7,825 ft

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