An awe-inspiring drive to Col d'Ornon
Col d'Ornon is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.360m (4,462ft) above the sea level, located in the Dauphiné Alps, in the department of Isère in France.
The road to the summit is totally paved. It's called D526 road and links the communities of Le Bourg-d'Oisans and La Mure. This is a beautiful little climb – never too steep – on a quiet road surrounded by high mountains. The road surface is good.
The pass has been featured in the Tour de France bicycle race. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Entraigues, the ascent is 14.42 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 563 meters. The average percentage is 3.9 %. And starting from La Paute, the ascent is 11.11 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 643 meters. The average percentage is 5.8 %.