Col De L'iseran, Val d'Isere

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Col de l'Iseran is a mountain pass in France, the highest paved pass in the Alps. A part of the Graian Alps, it is situated in the department of Savoie, near the border with Italy, and is crossed by the D902 roadway.The pass is part of the Route des Grandes Alpes. It connects the valley of the Isère and the valley of the Arc River between Val-d'Isère in the north and Bonneval-sur-Arc in the south. The north side of the pass road is well built with a number of galleries and tunnels, with a maximum grade of 12 percent.On the northern side are the popular ski resorts of Tignes and Val-d'Isère.The pass is only accessible by road during the summer months. In the winter it falls within the Espace Killy ski area and is easily 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 GR5, 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.
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  • We have made this summer a trip in the Alps, on a motorcycle. On this occasion, we travelled across the Bavarian Alps with the Nebelhorn; the Swiss Alps with the neck of the Furka pass at 2500 m; the Italian Dolomites with the fabulous Passo Stelvio and its 2760 m. the collar of the Großglockner in Austria with its 2515 m and the beautiful collar of Iseran with its 2770 m which makes it the highest road pass in the Alps. The climb from Val D'ISERE is beautiful, pleasant and little difficult despite a few pins on the descent to Bonneval on Arc, it's fabulous. More arid landscapes have we packed! I would recommend this tour to everyone but attention at the time because there was a little snow in the month of August. Choose well your ascension day!
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  • Very beautiful route through beautiful landscapes; We drove from North to South, and both sides have their own charms. The route passes through truly high-alpine area with all associated risks. The pass was actually officially closed (due to snowfall on the day and at night) on the day of our crossing (mid-September) this year, however, was possible to go it on your own risk. Had some snow boards at various points to happen but these were easily passable by car (motorcycle had been determined far from dangerous). Smart-ass mode: here the Col d' Iseran is contrary to some statements only the 2nd highest drivable car pass in the Alps. The Col de la Bonnette is slightly higher at 2.802 m!
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  • A road trip bike allows me to see and to magical places. Wild landscape, in the middle of mountain. After the Mont Cenis pass, I pass the neck of the Iserant, France's highest road pass, the last kilometre will be done under the snow. A freezing cold that passes through my weak layer of clothing. Yes I was on September 12, 2017, I figured he was going to be a little cold, but I am surprised by snow wind fog frost... So not crowded at all on the spot, I stop, some photos, and leaves. Both happy with the past in these conditions (it's a little Warrior) but a little disappointed in not having little enjoyed saw (not visible) and the spectacle of nature.
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  • Nice drive up to the top. However on the top the view is somewhat restricted. There are better places for views during the ascent or descent. There are some great hiking trails most of them arent really suited for beginners. Plenty of parking on the top and also along the way. Nice mountain towns in the area.
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  • Past the Col du Mont Cenis, stop not to be missed, crossing several mountain villages you reach the climb of the Iseran. The climb starts with a gentle slope that starts at about 6/7% for a few kilometers, and half more or less planes with a slope of about 3% for one kilometer, then the slope increases to 9% up to the top. Got to the top after 13 kilometers will open a beautiful scenery. For cyclists climb not to be missed
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  • This pass was very nice! To have arrived with dem🚴🚵 here at this altitude was a good Gefühl.Auf of this height was the environment in fog shrouded and cold! Long hot Abfahrt.War just super! 🙋👍👍👍
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  • Beautiful neck. Nice road. It is possible to pass to go to a road at the bottom of the slopes of the glacier is open until July for ski in the morning. I recommend
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