This stage includes cycling the legendary Col d’Izoard, as well as Col de Vars. Map, photos, route descriptions, additional ride ideas, etc.
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Alpine cols aren’t usually ever that crowded. But the most famous attract plenty of traffic…
I was the last day of my five-day Haute-Alpes trip. Not much better way to finish than visiting the beautiful and famous Col d’Izoard.
Stage 18 visits the roof of the Alps – with three massive climbs including the highest point in the 2011 Tour and the highest mountain top finish in Tour de France history.
More good luck: Col d’Izoard was closed to cars between 9:00 am and 12:00. Very civilized!
For a more recent post with map and details of both sides of Izoard, see…