The plain of Bourg d’Oisans makes a good warm-up before tackling the formidable ascent of this gigantic mountain (2646 m). Without forgetting that you first have to pass the Col du Lautaret in order to reach Le Galibier. Real high mountain atmosphere!
Itinerary no. 19 of the “Cycling in Oisans” guide (Oisans Tourisme)
Departure / Arrival: Bourg d’Oisans 720 m
Time: 6 h
Distance (R/T): 96 km
Highest point: 2646 m
Lowest point: 720 m
Total ascent: 2970 m
Max. gradient: 14%
Map: Michelin Local Map no. 333 Isère, Savoie
From Bourg d’Oisans follow the D1091 towards “Briançon / Les 2 Alpes” as far as the Chambon dam. You will go through 4 lit tunnels on this portion. For your safety, make sure you are visible.
Once at the dam, continue towards “Briançon / La Grave” as far as the Col du Lautaret (2058 m).
On the Col du Lautaret turn left towards the Col du Galibier. 8 km of steep climbing remain before you reach the top.
Remember to take into account the effects of altitude, which can be felt from 2000 m.
max. 2639 m
min. 717 m
Style : Mountain
Public : Cyclists
From Bourg d’Oisans follow the RD1091 towards Les 2 Alpes - Briançon.
After La Rampe des Commères, the road to the Chambon barrage is quite easy.
Cycle on towards Briançon - col du Lautaret on the RD1091.
Cycle through La Grave and follow thr RD1091 to reach the col du Lautaret.
On the col du Lautaret turn left and take the D902 up to the col du Galibier (8 km).
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From 01/05 to 31/10.
Oisans Tourisme - 08/09/2016
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