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Col de la Croix de Fer - Col du Glandon (no. 13)
Col de la Croix de Fer - Col du Glandon (no. 13)
Col de la Croix de Fer - Col du Glandon (no. 13)
Col de la Croix de Fer - Col du Glandon (no. 13)

Col de la Croix de Fer - Col du Glandon (no. 13)

A beautiful tour in the Eau d'Olle Valley that will lead you to the borders of Oisans on the Savoy side. The climb is steep up to the Lake Grand Maison. Your calf muscles will certainly remember some of the sections. But once on the top, what a joy!

Itinerary no. 13 of the “Cycling in Oisans” guide (Oisans Tourisme)

Departure / Arrival: Bourg d’Oisans 720 m
Time: 3 h 45
Distance (R/T): 80 km
Highest point: 2071 m
Lowest point: 710 m
Total ascent: 2086 m
Max. gradient: 12%

Map: Michelin Local Map no. 333 Isère, Savoie

ITINERARY
From Bourg d’Oisans, follow the D1091 towards Grenoble.
In Rochetaillée follow the route to “Allemont / Col du Glandon - Col de la Croix de Fer”.
On leaving Allemont, climb up 2 hairpin bends to get to the top of the Verney dam. At the end of the dam, the route towards “Col du Glandon - Col de la Croix de Fer” will be signposted taking you alongside the Lake Verney.
At the end of the lake, you will start a steep climb up to Rivier d'Allemont.
At Rivier, you can take a little breather before to dropping down to the bottom of the valley and then attacking a new strenuous climb up to Lake Grand Maison.
Once arrived at the lake, the steep-sided valley gives way to beautiful alpine pastures. The ride will be more easy-going from here to the Col de la Croix de Fer (2067 m).
After enjoying the view of the Aiguilles d'Arves, go back to Bourg d'Oisans by the same way.

LITTLE BONUS: Col du Glandon
On the way back, turn right towards Col du Glandon.

Distance (R/T): 440 m
Time: 5 min
Total ascent: 22 m

79 km
3 h 45 mn
max. 2066 m
min. 709 m
2086 m
2086 m

Accessibility

Style : Mountain
Public : Cyclists

Starting point

Mas du Plan
38520 Le bourg-d'oisans
Lat : 45.0543Lng : 6.03208
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Le Rivier d'Allemont 38114 Allemont
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Bourg d'Oisans

From Bourg d’Oisans follow the RD1091 towards Grenoble.

Mas du Plan 38520 Le bourg-d'oisans
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Rochetaillée

In Rochetaillée follow the D526 towards Allemont.

D1091 38520 Le bourg-d'oisans
Lat : 45.114Lng : 6.00576
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38114 Vaujany
Lat : 45.1336Lng : 6.04608
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Village d'Allemont

38114 Allemont
Lat : 45.1322Lng : 6.04061
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Allemont

Go through Allemont towards Lake Verney and then towards Rivier d’Allemont- Grand Maison.

45 Route de Savoie 38114 Allemond
Lat : 45.1265Lng : 6.03379
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Verney lake

Make use of the long flat stretch along the lake to warm up properly before making the climb up to Rivier.

D526 38114 Oz
Lat : 45.1282Lng : 6.0453
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Barrage de Grand'Maison

38114 Vaujany
Lat : 45.2074Lng : 6.12444
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La voie de Rochetaillée

38520 Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Lat : 45.1141Lng : 6.00483
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Rivier d'Allemont road

From the tip of the lake the road rises steeply up to Rivier.

D526 38114 Allemond
Lat : 45.1531Lng : 6.04592
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Le Rivier d'Allemont

Cross Le Rivier d'Allemont, last village before the col.
From Le Rivier four hairpin bends will take you back down to the stream of l’Eau d’Olle.

167-180 Vierge d'Articol 38114 Allemond
Lat : 45.2006Lng : 6.03932
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Towards the col de la Croix de Fer

From its banks you will have a regular but strenuous climb up to the Grand Maison barrage

800 Route des Cols 38114 Allemond
Lat : 45.209Lng : 6.05761
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Grand' Maison lake

.Now you will have completed the hardest part and will find your rhythm all the
way up to the pass.

D526 38114 Vaujany
Lat : 45.2084Lng : 6.11709
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Col de la Croix de Fer

Enjoy the point of view before going back to Bourg d'Oisans by the same road.

D926 73530 Saint-colomban-des-villards
Lat : 45.2275Lng : 6.20333
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4 informations complémentaires

Contact

Phone : 04 76 80 03 25

Email : info@oisans.com

Website : http://www.bike-oisans.com

Open period

From 05/01 to 10/31 : open daily.
Learn about the opening date of the path.

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Oisans Tourisme - 08/09/2016
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