The Ten Highest Paved Cycling Climbs in France. Maps, photos, route descriptions, etc.
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…