September 24, 2006 - 5.0
Spent the night before riding the pass in the rock village of Bonneval, one can do no better. The south ramp climb begins immediately out of the village and continues to 2769 metres. Ridden once in the dry - cold and cloudy. Good road, a major pass connecting Val d' Isere and Val d' Arc. Road surface is good, traffic minimal, some long sweepers, but mostly tight corners and hairpins at the top. Don't even think about straights, they aren't there.
The north ramp takes you through the ski resort of Val d'Isere, a horrible place without the snow, but a great long, twisty road to the valley below.
Like a lot of the high French Alps, it feels so remote!