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Col du Glandon [1,924 m (6,312 ft)] is positioned between the Belledonne, Grandes Rousses and Arvan-Villards mountain ranges in Savoie, France. This high mountain pass links the southeastern France communes Le Bourg-d'Oisans to La Chambre and runs parallel to the beautifully picturesque Col de la Croix de Fer. Those traveling this road are presented with a scenic treat of rich forest, enchanting meadows, the rugged slopes and crests of the nearby Belledonne Mountains and the magnificent blending of the skyline with the Col de la Madeleine. The Col is not accessible from the beginning of November to mid-May and although the busiest times - June, July and August are the best times to travel this pass. Although the ascents of this pass are challenging (mostly for cyclists), Col du Glandon is moderately steep, has an excellent road surface, and gives travelers a variety of other passes to explore along the way.