Virtual Route of the Week: Col de la Croix de Fer
This week's route will let you explore even more of the French Alps. Starting from St. Jean de Maurinne, the Col de la Croix de Fer ascent is over 29 km long with an average grade of 6%. This ride also features a few descents, so you can prepare yourself for your next efforts to successfully reach the top. The pass has featured in the Tour de France 16 times since it was first introduced, and was featured as Stage 11 in 2012. At the highest peaks, you’ll climb out of the tree line and experience some breathtaking views.
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