Colle dell'Iseran

Colle dell'Iseran, the highest pass in the Alps and a spectacle of nature to be traveled by motorbike.

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Colle dell'Iseran, by motorbike on the highest pass in the Alps together with the Col de la Bonette, along the spectacular Route des Grandes Alpes.

The Col de l'Iseran is not particularly technical but certainly one of the most spectacular roads to travel on the French side.

Altitude (meters above sea level)2.770
Length47 Km
connectionVal D'Isère - Lanslevillard
Number of hairpin bends18
Winter closure-
Road conditions and notesGood conditions.

Content index

  1. The path
  2. Useful Tips
  3. Map and information

In motion on unique scenarios

The road, in good condition, connects Valley of Isere a Lanslevillard. An area known for being a true winter sports paradise, in the summer it becomes a funfair for lovers of motorcycle, curves and spectacular views on the highest carriage road in the Alps.

Before reaching Val D'Isère you can take a break in the modern world Tignes or in the pretty mountain village of Bonneval sur Arc shortly after the pass.

Due to the altitude, the weather is often very variable and it is easy to pass from full sun to heavy showers. Furthermore, the refuge at the top of the pass is not always open, so always pay attention to the weather forecast.

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Useful tips and curiosities

Immediately after Lanslevillard you can turn left to the Colle del moncenisio and the homonymous lake, a wonderful pass that takes you back to Italy towards the Val di Susa.

La Route of the Great Alps it was conceived by the French Touring Club at the beginning of the last century to connect the most beautiful and scenic roads in the Alps. The route extends from the southern shore of Lake Geneva to Menton, For a total of 16 passivated and over 16.000 meters in altitude.

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