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25
May

Izoard

Izoard by Albano Marcarini Of the two sides of the Izoard, the southern one is the most challenging. The average gradient is 7.2%, with a peak of 14%, versus 5.9% and a peak of 9.9% on the north side. We set the starting point at the junction of L’Esteyre (elev. 1,353 m), at the junction between the road for Queyras (D 947) and the road to the top (D 902), which is 14.2 km away. You can approach the Arvieux valley with impetus, but it’s wiser not to overdo it. The signs inform you, every kilometer, about the gradients to tackle. We go up the slope between meadows and woods. At elev. 1,400 m, after reaching the few houses of...
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