Col du Lautaret – 2,058m

Location: D1091/D902 Briancon to Col du Galibier (22 miles)

Coordinates: 45.0354111,6.4051767

Ridden: 2008, 2010 & 2018

The Col du Lautaret is located on the D1091, the main road that links Grenoble to the west with Briancon to the east. It’s barely recognisable as a col and sits on the junction at the foot of the Col du Galibier. Being a main route for travel between France and Italy it remains open virtually all year round although this also means it tends to be quite busy. On a bike this won’t delay you for very long though as the road is wide and very well surfaced.

Routes & Posts:

Two days in the high Alps
On to Briancon over the Glandon and the Galibier