4-X (06-07-2006)  PASSO UMBRAIL - PASSO STELVIO - PASSO MORTIROLO - PASSO GAVIA
ARCALÍS DEUX ALPES PIAU ENGALY VAL LOURON RABASSA PEYRESOURDE ASPIN HOURQUETTE D'ANCIZAN PAL-CABUS
CROIX DE FER CAUTERETS TURO DE L'HOME AUBISQUE GLANDON IZOARD RASOS DE PEGUERA TIMMELSJOCH CORTALS D'ENCAMP PLATEAU DE BONASCRE
HAUTACAM TOURMALET PLA D'ADET-PORTET LUZ ARDIDEN MONT VENTOUX GALIBIER ALPE D'HUEZ STELVIO GAVIA LAGOS COVADONGA FEDAIA PLATEAU DE BEILLE MONT CARO MADELEINE BONETTE SAMPEYRE AGNELLO FINESTRE HOCHTOR TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO PAILHERES KUHTAI
MORTIROLO ANGLIRU ZONCOLAN KITZBUHELER HORN RETTENBACHFERNER OSCHENIKSEE 3-X 4-X

DEUX ALPES - 1650 m

    Start. Bourg d'Oisans - Col du Lautaret

    Access. Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - direction Briançon

This short and not hard climb start in the way to Col du Lautaret. It's not more than 7km without significant sections. First 2km are the hardest, between 7-8%, but after that we reach a samll town with a soft sction.

Then a 9% section welcomes us, but a few metres after this, the first of a mid-dozen 180º bends appears. These bends will feature the last part of the climb, with an average below 7%. The last km is almost flat.

Summit of Deux Alpes

To reach the end of the mountain, 39x21 will be enough, but if you feel tired, a 23 will be more comfortable. If you're really fit, you can try 52x23 (pro's did it when we visit this climb in Tour 2002 whn Botero won the stage). Apart from that, Deux Alpes is more of a city focussed on skiing than a climb to be distinguished as one of the hardest in the Alps.