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St. Jean de Mauriene - Col de la Croix de Fer - La Chambre - D926 AlpineRoads Hot

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Written by AlpineRoads     May 03, 2012    
 
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Warnings

This road may be seasonally closed

Directions
Begin Destination

1-187 Rue du Chevalier Ducol, 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France, Rhone-Alpes

Place des Écoles, 73130 La Chambre, France, Rhone-Alpes

Location

Address
1-187 Rue du Chevalier Ducol, 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France

General Route

Route Type
Mountains
Distance
55,424
Duration
4,292
(Partial) toll road
false
This road may be seasonally closed
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The start and end of this route are only 10 km apart, but it takes you 55 km to do it.
Fill up in St. Jean if you're getting low. The road climbs through trees high on the right side of a narrow (basalt?) gorge, through three (or so) unlit tunnels - two of which have bends in them, eventually opening out onto a high glaciated valley where there are a few ski resorts and fab scenery. The road surface used to be excellent all the way, probably because of the resorts in winter, but has deteriorated in recent years and can only be described as average now [2002]. From the ski resort of St.Sorlin d'Arves, there's a final steepish knee-down climb up through high moorland to the Col de la Croix de Fer [2062m]. A short drop to the 'saddle' where the road to the Col de Glandon turns off right. The surface is average, on the whole.

Editor review

Overall rating 
 
3.8
User Overall Summary 
 
4.0
Scenery 
 
4.0
Corners 
 
4.0
Road Surface 
 
3.0
Traffic 
 
3.0
Passing 
 
4.0
Police and speed enforcement 
 
4.0
greg Reviewed by greg February 23, 2014
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Col de la Croix de Fer

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