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
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
max. 2066 m
min. 709 m
Style : Mountain
Public : Cyclists
From Bourg d’Oisans follow the RD1091 towards Grenoble.
In Rochetaillée follow the D526 towards Allemont.
Go through Allemont towards Lake Verney and then towards Rivier d’Allemont- Grand Maison.
Make use of the long flat stretch along the lake to warm up properly before making the climb up to Rivier.
From the tip of the lake the road rises steeply up to Rivier.
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.
From its banks you will have a regular but strenuous climb up to the Grand Maison barrage
.Now you will have completed the hardest part and will find your rhythm all the
way up to the pass.
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Oisans Tourisme - 08/09/2016
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