After passing the lake where the Tri swim took place you begin to climb along the left hand side of a valley through the trees. After emerging into a pretty village La Rivier D'Allemont there is a brief descent before the road kicks up on the right side of the valley before switching back to the left on on upwards until you get up to the lake. Apparently Europe's biggest dam.
A little descent and then a final run up through the high mountain pasture to the turn off for the Glandon and straight onto the Croix du Fer. It was a warm and sunny day which made for a perfect ride to enjoy some spectacular views.
|Col du Glandon|
|Col de la Croix de Fer|