Col d’Izoard – Briancon
The Col d’Izoard is a difficult mountain to climb. During the Tour de France – where the mountain is often included in the stage scheme it is therefore always referred to as a mountain of ‘hors’ category. The climb from the south (Guillestre) is 15.9 kilometers long and has an average gradient of 6.9%. The climb from Briancon is twenty kilometers long and has an average gradient of 5.7%. The pass was first climbed in 1922 in the Tour de France. In total. the mountain was climbed thirty-two times. Our Routes des Grandes Alpes collection includes climbing the Izoard from both sides.
Briancon – Col d’Izoard – Ville-Vielle
Length: 37.7 km
Altitude meters: 1250 m
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