The Iseran pass

At 2,770m, it marks the boundary between Haute Maurienne Vanoise and Tarentaise. The road that crosses it is the only road crossing within the Vanoise National Park and the highest point of the Route des Grandes Alpes.

The Iseran pass

Altitude 2,770 m

Highest pass in the Alps

The Iseran, this giant

The word “unavoidable” is not too strong to describe this high mountain pass, most of whose ascent takes place above 2000 metres.

Its opening, usually at the beginning of June, is conditioned by the height of the snowfall and its closure, often at the end of October, by the arrival of new snowfalls.

Which motorcyclist or motorist has not stopped at the top of the Iseran Pass to take a picture? A prestigious and essential stopover on the Route des Grandes Alpes, inaugurated in 1937, the Iseran Pass remains THE must before reaching the Mediterranean shores.

Ski and bike

  • From 2700 m to 3200 m in altitude, with a sunny area all day long, the Pissaillas glacier, in the commune of Bonneval sur Arc, welcomes summer ski enthusiasts from mid-June to mid-July (depending on the snow cover).
  • With its two slopes and a slalom stadium, it is very pleasant to ski because of the small number of people and the non-existent waiting time at the two lifts !
  • A legendary stage of the Tour de France cycling race, the ascent of the Iseran Pass – the highest road pass in the Alps – remains engraved in the calves of thousands of amateur and professional cyclists !
  • Don’t miss the Tour de France this Friday 26 July 2019 at the Col de l’Iseran during the 19th stage in Haute Maurienne Vanoise – Saint-Jean de Maurienne => Tignes
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