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Col du Glandon i Col de la Croix de Fer, France

April 10th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Col du Glandon (el. 1924 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Dauphiné Alps in Savoie, France, linking Bourg d'Oisans to La Chambre. It is situated between the Belledonne, Grandes Rousses and Arvan-Villards mountain ranges, west of the Col de la Croix de Fer. The road over the Col du Glandon was opened in 1898, although it was not linked to the Col de la Croix de Fer until 1912.

The pass is only open from June to October.

Col de la Croix de Fer (English: Pass of the Iron Cross) (el. 2067 m.) is a high mountain pass in the French Alps linking Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

The approach from the northeast from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is 29.5 km, and the one from the southwest from Rochetaillée 31.5 km. When coming from Rochetaillée, the road forks 2.5 km before the summit, leading to the Col du Glandon.

This pass has been included in the Tour de France 14 times, the first time in 1947, and most recently in 2006.

[Source: Wikipedia]

[Source: Wikipedia]

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