Col de la Platriere (aka La Casse Deserte) – 2,220m

Location: D902 Briancon to Guillestre (32 miles)

Coordinates: 44.8111907,6.737738

Ridden: 2008, 2013 & 2018

The Col de la Platriere is on the southern side of the Col d’Izoard. It is barely noticeable as a col and is located on the Casse Deserte car park a couple of miles down from the top of the Izoard. The car park is always busy which is understandable because it serves as a lookout point and the panorama is stunning.

Routes & Posts:

Two days in the high Alps
We really should have cut and run at Barcelonnette