Col De L'iseran - Highest Alpine Road, France

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  1. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Moderator Staff Member

    Video taken September 7th 2017.

    Col de l'Iseran is the King of the Alps and the holy grail for many motorcycle tourers.

    It’s the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps, at an elevation of 2.764 meters above the sea level. The pass is traversed by the D902 road within Graian Alps in Savoi department of France.

    From the south where we started, the climb begins at Lanslebourg-Mont Cenis and is 32.9 km in length, ascending 1,371 meters at an average grade of 4.2%. The final 13.4 km starts at Bonneval-sur-Arc and rises 977 meters at an average gradient of 7.3%, with several sections in excess of 10%.

    On both sides of the Col de l'Iseran, mountain pass cycling milestones mark the distance to the summit, the current altitude, and the average slope ahead.

    The Col de l'Iseran was first used in the Tour de France bicycle race in 1938.

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