Tour d’Enfer Day 6 – Col d’Izoard and Col de VarsBy Will • Jul 25th, 2008 • Category: 2008 Tour d'Enfer, Climbs, Cycling
Another beautiful day.
And more good luck: Col d’Izoard was closed to cars between 9:00 am and 12:00. Very civilized!
This is a stunningly beautiful climb. On the north side it winds up through the woods. On the south side, is the famous Casse Desserte and it’s unique environment.
We stopped for a few photos at the Coppi / Bobet monument.
After a great descent through a deep river gorge, the ascent of Col de Vars started in extreme heat.
I think we were all a little tired and a long lunch half way up was much appreciated.
We passed up the option to visit the nearby epic Col Agnel. The ride was already over 100kms.