The col de la Croix de Fer links the Maurienne en Savoie valley to those of Romanche en Isère. It's a very long and irregular col. When you reach the crossroad with the Glandon, you can make a small detour of 1,5 km to reach the top of the Croix the Fer and to enjoy the view. Note that the climb is closed from the beginning of November to the beginning of May.
The Col de la Croix de Fer is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Barrage du Verney,
the Col de la Croix de Fer ascent is 27.53 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1292 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 4.7 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Col de la Croix de Fer.
Since 2005, the Col de la Croix de Fer will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2017 : La Mure - Serre Chevalier on 19/07/2017
Col de la Croix de Fer from Barrage du Verney in 3D, on Googleearth!
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