Col de l'Iseran (el. 2,764 metres (9,068 ft)) is a mountain pass in France, the highest paved pass in the Alps. A part of the Graian Alps, it is in the department of Savoie, near the border with Italy, and is crossed by the D902 roadway.Our Val d'Isere trip maker makes visiting Col De L'iseran and other Val d'Isere attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The pass is part of the Route des Grandes Alpes. It connects the valley of the Isère (Tarentaise) and the valley of the Arc River (Maurienne) between Val-d'Isère in the north and Bonneval-sur-Arc in the south.
On the northern side is the popular Tignes – Val d'Isère ski resort. The pass is only accessible by road during the summer months. In the winter it can only be accessed by a series of pistes and ski lifts.
The Col is also accessible by off-road mountain paths and is the highest point both of the Alpine GR 5, a long-distance trail from Lake Geneva to Nice, and of the similar Grande Traversée des Alpes. The steep descent to the south, notable for its waterfalls, enters the Vanoise National Park here.
Col De L'iseran reviews
Treat yourself to the highest paved through pass in Europe.We were travelling from the south at Lanslevillard through to Tignes and the views on the drive up and drive down were stunning. At the..... more »
Cycled up from Val D'Isere. Road was closed to traffic at the river carpark. Was very peaceful and enjoyable with no traffic. Made it to about 2kms from the top as the snow clearing was still taking..... more »
One of the best passes, the route up to the top is hands down fantastic.
Incredible mountain road ... Iseran is the 1st highest pass by traffic in the Alps. Spectacular landscape and views ... if you like cycling or motorbike, you will enjoy a lot, sure. Summer is the best season to go.
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