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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 made the Col de l'Izoard a must, crossed more than 32 times since 1922. Culminating at an altitude of 2361 meters, the pass linking Briancon to Arvieux is class out-of-category. In 2017, he becomes the winner of the Tour, and sees the victory of a Frenchman: Warren Barguil!

Izoard pass

The Izoard pass, which connects Queyras to Briançon, is known as the most beautiful pass of the Route des Grandes Alpes! In the spring, he sees hikers snowshoes and ski touring give way to cyclists... The Tour de France, the race Cyclosportive Luc Alphand and the Embrunman have made this pass famous.

The route of the Grandes Alpes

By car or motorcycle, many fans of turns that make the trip from Thonon to Menton. After descending the passes of Galibier and Lautaret, and before going up that of Vars, many believe that the Col d'Izoard is the most beautiful of the 15 sleepers. To you to give us your opinion next ...


Every year since 1997, the operation cols reserves allows cyclists to climb the passes of the Hautes Alpes on a road exceptionally closed to the traffic of motorized vehicles. This operation takes place 2 matinees in the summer between 9h and 12h.

The Embrunman

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