Dare to Isère?
How to tackle the highest pass in the Alps
To download this route go to cyclist.co.uk/71iseran. From Val d’isère, head southeast on the D902 and go all the way up and over the Col d’iseran. At Bonneval-sur-arc you can take a 4km climb to the pretty village of L’ecot before returning and heading south on the D902 once more, travelling through the Maurienne valley until you reach Lanslebourg-mont-cenis. From here, take a left onto the D1006 and head up to the Col du Mont Cenis. Follow the D1006 past the lake and the dam before continuing south on the descent. Cross the border into Italy on the SS25 and continue to Susa.