Col d'Izoard, Cervieres

#1 of 15 in Nature in Hautes-Alpes
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Col d'Izoard (2,360 m (7,743 ft)) is a mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Hautes-Alpes in France.

It is accessible in summer via the D902 road, connecting Briançon on the north and the valley of the Guil in Queyras, which ends at Guillestre in the south. There are forbidding and barren scree slopes with protruding pinnacles of weathered rock on the upper south side. Known as the Casse Déserte, this area has formed a dramatic backdrop to some key moments in the Tour de France, and often featured in iconic 1950s black-and-white photos of the race.
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  • Great Col to ride on your bike. First you ride 17 km's through a ' gorge' between high rocks and next to the river. then you turn left and start the climb. Awesome views, serious biking for 14 km's.....  more »
  • From our rented Swiss style chalet in nearby Guillestre, we drove along the D902 following the stunning Guil valley, through tunnels in the rock and then climbed up through pretty villages to the Col....  more »
  • Very nice mountain! Perfect for bike riding!
  • Not as high as Col du Galibier but much more beautiful. Also the road to the top is much lighter on traffic than Galibier. Definitely a must when you are around with your road racing bike. Both approaches are good, even so I like the ascent from Briançon much better.
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