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Izoard pass

The Izoard pass connects Queyras to Briancon

 The Col de l'Izoard, which connects Queyras to Briançonnais, is known as the most beautiful pass of the Route des Grandes Alpes! When he opens at Printemps, he sees cross-country skiers and snowshoes giving way to cyclists, bikers ...

"It  all starts with the climb of the Izoard Pass, after 30 years of  motorbikes, I have to admit that this is my favorite route, this road  has all the merits ... It is little used, well maintained, the coating  is perfect and visibility is there, a dream ... "( 

Tour de France

The famous cycling race has made the Col de l'Izoard unmissable, crossed more than 32 times since 1922. Culminating at an altitude of 2361 meters, the pass linking Briançon to Arvieux is classified out of category. In 2017 he became a stage finisher on the Tour, and saw the victory of a Frenchman: Warren Barguil!

Tour de France and cyclosport Luc Alphand

Recognized as a mecca of cycling in France, the Hautes Alpes host the famous Cyclosportive Luc Alphand race every year, during which a number impressive number of cyclists storm several Briançonnais passes, including the Col de l'Izoard. For almost 100 years, every 3 to 4 years the Col de l'Izoard has also been an essential place of passage for the largest cycling race in the world: the Tour de France.  

The Grandes Alpes route

By car or motorcycle, many lovers of bends make the journey from Thonon to Menton. After having descended the cols du Galibier and du Lautaret, and before going up that of Vars, many think that the Col d'Izoard is the most beautiful of the 15 crossings. It's up to you to give us your opinion soon...

Reserved Passes

Every year since 1997, the reserved passes operation allows cyclists to climb the Hautes Alpes passes on a road exceptionally closed to motorized vehicle traffic. This operation takes place 2 mornings in the summer between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

The Embrunman

Considered one of the Iron-man (long distance triathlon) toughest in the world, every August 15 the athletes take the pass by bike on a course of 188km (after 3.8km of swimming and before 42km of running...).