Dare to Isère?

How to tackle the high­est pass in the Alps

Cyclist - - The Big Ride -

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.

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