Col d’Izoard

As one of the rare climbs that has featured in both the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, the Col d’Izoard was always destined for greatness, climbing its way up to 2,360m elevation, the Izoard is a beautiful beast at over 30km in length from Guillestre.

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As the air thins and you plunge into the Casse Déserte, the climb takes on an unworldly landscape and you’re surrounded by pinnacles of weathered rock. Watch Mike’s video and enjoy the history, mystique and energy of the ride, and magnificent views at the summit; there’s little wonder why the Izoard is one of the most iconic, inspirational climbs in cycling. 

Start: Guillestre
Length: 30.5km
Summit: 2,360m
Elevation gain: 1,350m
Average gradient: 4.8%
Max gradient: 12%
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