Col de l'Iseran - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Col de l'Iseran
Climbing the Col de L’Iseran is a journey into the wonders of the Vanoise, the country’s oldest national park. Col de l'Iseran is the King of the Alps and the holy grail for many motorcycle and bike tourers. It’s the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps, at an elevation of 2.764m (9,068ft) above sea level.
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8.66km from Col de l'Iseran
Serrù Lake is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.275m above the sea level, located in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont. The lake is situated between the Aosta Valley and the Piemont region, in the heart of the Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. The road is very busy during summer weekends.
10.43km from Col de l'Iseran
The Lake Agnel is an artificial lake of Piedmont, located in the valley of Orco, in the municipality of Ceresole Reale, along the road from this salt to Nivolet hill, just above the lake Serru. It is part of the complex of artificial lakes and powering various hydroelectric plants. This lake is famous in cinematography for being the location of the final scene of the 1969 film An Italian Shot.
Colle del Nivolet
11.18km from Col de l'Iseran
The Colle Nivolet is a mountain pass located in Graian, the watershed between the Orco Valley and Valsavarenche, placed all inside the protected area of the Gran Paradiso National Park to the west of the homonymous massif, not far from the Italian- French border to the west. The road that, starting from 1580 m asl of Ceresole Reale climbs for 18.5 km up to the Nivolet hill, was built in 1931, with the main function of allowing easy access to the artificial reservoirs located at an altitude of ab
Vanoise National Park
13.43km from Col de l'Iseran
First National Park created in France in 1963 to protect Alpine ibexes, the National Park of Vanoise celebrates its 50 years. It is situated between the valleys of Tarentaise and Maurienne. No less than 1800 ibexes, 4000 chamois, and 120 species of birds can be found here as well as an exceptional native flora.
Lago di Ceresole
15.41km from Col de l'Iseran
The Lake Ceresole is an artificial lake located in the Orco valley in the municipality of Ceresole Reale. The reservoir, more than 3 km long and about 700 meters wide, is formed by the dam of the Orco river and has a capacity of about 35 million cubic meters of water. Its waters feed the Rosone hydroelectric plant which has a production capacity of 70 million kWh per year. The reservoir is part of the complex of dams built in the Orco catchment area which power various hydroelectric plants.
Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II
18.8km from Col de l'Iseran
The Vittorio Emanuele II refuge is an alpine refuge on the shores of Lake Moncorvé, located in the municipality of Valsavarenche (AO) in Valsavarenche in the Graian Alps, in the heart of the Gran Paradiso national park, at 2,732 m. The old refuge, built-in 1884 and still in use, was flanked by the current building with a parabolic roof, inaugurated in 1961. Both are dedicated to the first king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy, a great visitor to the area as a royal hunting reserve.
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