The Col de l’Iseran is also a mecca of the Tour de France cycling race. It marks the border between the Maurienne and Tarentaise regions, dominates the Grandes Alpes road, a famous tourist route that offers you the chance to ride the entire French Alps. Electrically assisted bicycles are even available in some hotels or for rent: cyclists and bikers of all kinds, welcome to the road to the pass!
This pass is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the Alps. The slopes are not too steep (max 7%) but the majority of the ascent will be above 2000 meters in a real high mountain atmosphere. On the last part of the pass, you will evolve on a road sometimes bordered by snowdrifts several meters high (in late spring) before arriving at 2770 meters of altitude and enjoying a magnificent panoramic view.
The Col de l’Iseran, a mythical and much feared stage for cyclists, is one of the undisputed legends of the Tour de France. It is THE highest mountain pass in the Alps. Simply unmissable.