Col d'Izoard from Briançon

Elevation profile Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Elevation profile Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Elevation profile Col d'Izoard from Briançon
866
difficulty points
6.1%
avg. gradient
12.9%
steepest 100 meters
19.1km
length
1174m
total ascent

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Col d'Izoard from Briançon is a climb in the region Briançon. It is 19.1km long and bridges 1174 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.1%, resulting in a difficulty score of 866. The top of the ascent is located at 2361 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 13 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 29 photos.

Road names: Avenue du Col d'Izoard, D902

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
This is a beautiful climb. First warm up along the houses, then quickly into beautiful valley. Waterfalls passing by and a nice gradient. In the forest (last 7km) the hairpins start and it gets harder but not less beautiful. And the view at the top is great.... read more
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Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
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Col d'Izoard from Briançon

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Cycling routes

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Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
7 Majeurs
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Statistics

Col d'Izoard from Briançon
This climb
Briançon
94 climbs
Hautes Alpes
199 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
700 climbs
French Alps
1322 climbs
Alps
3945 climbs
France
7032 climbs
Europe
29162 climbs
Difficulty points
866
1
rank
4
rank
5
rank
25
rank
122
46% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
718
rank
180
46% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1043
Average gradient
6.1%
rank
60
rank
108
50% less steep than
Chemin Vieux from Briançon
rank
256
53% less steep than
Mur de Monieux from Monieux
rank
642
64% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
2420
77% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
2270
rank
9486
79% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
19.1km
rank
4
rank
4
rank
31
rank
84
60% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
332
rank
192
60% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
924
Total ascent
1174m
rank
3
16% less ascent than
Col du Galibier from Briançon
rank
3
16% less ascent than
Col du Galibier from Briançon
rank
23
rank
89
43% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
375
45% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
134
43% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
650

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
13 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Based on 8 votes
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Traffic

67% 33% 0%
Based on 9 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 02:43:43
11 km/h 01:44:11
15 km/h 01:16:24
19 km/h 01:00:19

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Reviews/stories (11)

Dje
2 w
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A mythical climb that is a must. The pass was still closed to traffic. You have to navigate between the rocks. Only the snow barrier deprived me of the last km. But to be alone up there without any engine noise, passing only 4 other cyclists, is grandiose. The scenery is obviously magnificent.

Ascension mythique à faire absolument. Le col était encore fermé à la circulation. Il faut naviguer entre les pierres. Seule la barrière de la neige m'a privé du dernier km. Mais être seul là haut sans aucun bruit de moteur, en ne croisant que 4 autres cyclistes, c'est grandiose. Paysages évidemment magnifiques.

JY88
10 Mo 01:36:41 (11.9km/h)
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As a foretaste for l'etape du Tour, I cycled over the Izoard. It climbs steeply at the beginning, but afterwards you can catch your breath when the road flattens out and even goes down for a while. After that, a steady climb of around 7%. There are a few peaks and then it gets milder again.
Actually, if prepared for it, very doable and not a killer at all. On top, nice view towards Italy.
The descent is less pleasant. Often little visibility and many motorbikes who, like you, go to extremes.

Als voorproefje voor l'etape du Tour, ingefietst over de Izoard. Begin klimt flink, maar erna kan je goed op adem komen als de weg afvlakt en zelfs even weer afloopt. Erna gestaag omhoog rond de 7%. Even wat uitschieters om erna weer wat milder te worden.
Eigenlijk mits voorbereid uitstekend te doen en beslist geen killer. Bovenop mooi zicht richting Italië.
Afdaling minder fijn. Vaak weinig zicht en veel motoren die net als jij tot het uiterste gaan.

Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
TimondeHeld
1 y 01:31:00 (12.6km/h)
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This is a beautiful climb. First warm up along the houses, then quickly into beautiful valley. Waterfalls passing by and a nice gradient. In the forest (last 7km) the hairpins start and it gets harder but not less beautiful. And the view at the top is great.

Dit is een prachtige klim. Eerst even opwarmen langs de huizen, dan snel in mooie vallei. Watervallen langs je en mooi lopend hellingspercentage. In het bos (laatste 7km) beginnen de haarspeldbochten en wordt het lastiger maar zeker niet minder mooi. En het uitzicht op de top is geweldig.

Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
MauriceB
2 y
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From Briancon 24 July 2019 we did this climb. From Briancon a bit of a tough start with some more traffic. Then a nice run up to the last 10 kilometers which are a bit steeper, but still doable.

Not much traffic on the climb and a good road surface. Recommended to take if you're in the area!

Vanuit Briancon 24 juli 2019 deze beklimming gedaan. Vanuit Briancon meteen even een pittig begin met wat meer verkeer. Daarna een mooie aanloop naar de laatste 10 kilometer die wat steiler, maar toch wel goed te doen zijn.

Op de klim verder vrij weinig verkeer en een prima wegdek. Aanrader om mee te pikken als je in de buurt bent!

Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
patrickbaert
2 y
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To avoid the sometimes busy traffic I cycled this iconic Tour climb in the early morning.
As described, a firm start, followed by a plateau section with even a slight descent and from Cervières, after a long straight section, the festival of hairpin bends starts through the forest to get above 2000m (tree line).
The last kilometer, after passing the rèfuge Napoleon, to the summit are wonderfully twisted.
The top is a beautiful pass in the middle of a desolate mountain landscape, with a memorial column for the road workers who made this possible.
Remarkable and quite unique is that during the entire climb uphill a bicycle lane is marked with dotted lines along the road side. There's well known info signs every kilometer, although some of them have disappeared.

This climb is a bit less tough and spectacular than the other side but absolutely worthwhile to cycle on (if only for the bicycle lane) !!!!

Om het soms wel drukke verkeer te vermijden heb deze iconische Tourbeklimming gefietst in de vroege ochtend.
Zoals beschreven stevige start, gevolgd door plateau tussendeel met zelfs lichte afdaling en vanaf Cervières begint na lang recht stuk het haarspeldbochtenfestival door het woud om boven de 2000m (boomgrens) uit te komen.
De laatste kilometer, na het voorbijfietsen van de rèfuge Napoleon, tot de top zijn wondermooi draaiend aangelegd.
Top is prachtige pasovergang te midden een desolaat berglandschap,met gedenkzuil voor de wegenarbeiders die dit verwezenlijkten.
Opmerkelijk en vrij uniek is dat gedurende de hele klim bergop met stippellijnen een fietsstrook is aangeduid langs de wegkant. Bekende infobordjes zijn er ook elke kilometer alhoewel er enkele verdwenen waren.

Deze klim is iets minder zwaar en spectaculair dan de andere zijde doch absoluut de moeite waard om op te fietsen (al is het maar voor de fietsstrook) !!!!

Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Fetagui
2 y
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Very pleasant climb from Briançon. We warm up quietly until Cervières and then the serious stuff starts. We first wind under the vegetation before the more alpine exit.
It's well worth the effort to descend 1 or 2km on the other side to see the legendary deserted casse.
Water at Cervières and Le Laus, delicious and hearty pies at Refuge Napoleon, not to be missed!
In July-August prefer a cool climb to avoid traffic (motorbikes).

Montée très agréable depuis Briançon. On s’échauffe tranquillement jusqu’à Cervières et ensuite les choses sérieuses commence. On serpente d'abord sous le végétation avant la sortie plus alpine.
En a/r cela vaut vraiment le coup de descendre 1 ou 2km de l'autre coté pour observer la légendaire casse déserte.
Point d'eau a Cervières et au Laus, délicieuses et très copieuses tartes au Refuge Napoléon , a ne pas rater !
En Juillet-Août préférez une montée a la fraîche pour éviter la circulation (motos).

Col d'Izoard from Briançon
Joeyvanderhaar
3 y
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Nice climb, starts quietly along the mountain edge, once you drive through the villages and into the forest is hee suffered from flies. But once you get out of the forest the view is fantastic. My wife thinks it is the best climb she has done so far.

Lekkere klim, begint rustig langs de berg rand, zodra je de dorpjes door rijd en in het bos komt wel hee veel last van vliegen gehad. Maar zodra je het bos uit rijd is het uitzicht fantastisch. Mijn vrouw vind het de mooiste beklimming die ze tot nu toe heeft gedaan.

Col d'Izoard from Briançon
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Johan
3 y
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A nice climb and the cake was very tasty!

Een mooie klim en de taart was heel erg lekker!

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Kees Cornelissen,Zuid Afr
3 y
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A very good climb to warm up the legs for the other cols in the area.The road surface is crumbling for the first few kilometres, but when the real climbing starts with the hairpin bends, the deck is fine. 2/7/2019

Een zeer goeie klim om de benen op te warmen voor de andere cols in de buurt.Het wegfek is aan het verbrokkelen dr eerste nege kilometers,maar als het echte klimmen begiint met de haar aald bochten ,is het dek prima. 2/7/2019

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Nina
3 y
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Very nice ride from Briançon! Quiet and not too long and too heavy is really enjoyable. Also a very beautiful landscape.

Zeer leuke rit vanuit Briançon ! Rustig en niet te lang en te zwaar is echt genieten. Ook een heel mooi landschap.

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Ide
5 y
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Good to drive mountain. Along the entire way up there is a bicycle path. This is necessary because the motorcycles can hit you around the ears. It is clear that this is the least favorite side. Hardly any cyclist coming up. Many downhill, probably because the other side is included in the boucle d'izoard. Personally, I didn't like the part before Cervieres. Above, when you enter the forest with the hairpin bends it is beautiful. After the forest you are treated to a beautiful moonscape. Until Cervieres not so steep indeed but after that I have seen the double digits a few times. I also had bad luck with the wind. It was pretty strong and on the head.

Goed te rijden berg. Langs de complete weg omhoog ligt er een fietspad. Ook wel nodig want de motoren kunnen je om de oren razen. Wel duidelijk dat dit de minst favoriete kants is. Bijna geen fietser omhoog zien komen. Wel veel naar benden, zal wel komen doordat de andere kant in de boucle d'izoard is opgenomen. Persoonlijk vond ik het gedeelte voor Cervieres niet zo mooi. Daarboven, als je in het bos komt met de haarspeldbochten is het prachtig. Na het bos wordt je getrakteerd op een mooi maanlandschap. Tot cervieres idd niet zo stijl maar daarna heb ik toch een paar keer de dubbele cijfers gezien. Ook pech gehad met de wind. Deze stond aardig aan en op kop.

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