The Col d'Izoard mountain pass is located in the Hautes-Alpes of France. Knows as Casse Deserte - Col d’Izoard sits at an elevation of 2,360 m (7,743 ft.) and is said to be one of the most prolific Cols of the French Alps. The road D902 links Briançon in the north region with the Valley of the Guil in Queyras in the south region and both routes can be taken to reach the summit. Due to the asphalt surface of the road - it is recommended that cars and motorcyclists travel with chains or snow tires. This pass is frequented by Tour de France bicycling race and provides cyclists with a terrain of steep inclines (an average of 4.8%) that are as challenging as they are magnificent. Despite being open only during the summer months, the Col offers the remarkable landscape of emerald mountainsides and golden eroded cliffs that keep visitors returning every year.