French mountain passes : Savoie, Hautes Alpes, Matheysine

Oisans is the pathway to the Savoie, the Hautes Alpes and the Matheysine via its many mountain passes that go from 1300m to more than 2600m.

Of course, not all of these passes are open all year round, it depends on the height and the importance of the road … opening dates may sometimes seem a little late for an impatient cyclist.


Cols map

Col du Lautaret

2 057m

Col du Galibier

2 646 m

Col d’Ornon

1 371 m

Col de la Croix de Fer

2 064 m

Col du Glandon

1 924 m

Col de Sarenne

1 999 m

Col du Sabot

2 100 m

Col de Parquetout

1 398 m

Col du Solude


Col du Lautaret

Altitude : 2 057m

Col du Lautaret currently open

Usual opening period: Col open all year. May be closed temporarily due to bad weather conditions.


Col du Galibier

Altitude : 2 646 m

Col du Galibier currently closed

Usual opening period: from early june to end of october.

To know: The tunnel is forbiden for the cyclists.


Col d’Ornon

Altitude : 1 371 m

Col d’Ornon currently open

Usual opening period: Col open all year. May be closed temporarily due to bad weather conditions.


Col de la Croix de Fer

Altitude : 2 064 m

Col de la Croix de Fer currently closed

Usual opening period: from early may to end of october.


Col du Glandon

Altitude : 1 924 m

Col du Glandon currently closed

Usual opening period: from mid-may to end of october.


Col de Sarenne

Altitude : 1 999 m

Col de Sarenne currently closed

Usual opening period: from early june to end of october.

To know the precise dates of opening and closing, contact Oisans Tourisme :


Col du Sabot

Altitude : 2 100 m

Col du Sabot currently closed

Usual opening period: from mid-june to mid-october.

To know the precise dates of opening and closing, contact Vaujany town hall


Col du Solude

Altitude : 1 681 m

Col de Parquetout currently closed

Usual opening period: from early may to end of october.

To know the precise dates of opening and closing, contact Oisans Tourisme.


Col de Parquetout

Altitude : 1 398 m

Col de Parquetout currently closed

Usual opening period: from early may to end of october.