France: Haute Maurienne - paulsmit
’Highest pass of the Alps.’

With 2770 m the Col de l'Iseran is the highest road pass of the Alps. (But not the highest road. That honour goes to the Col de la Bonette in the Maritime Alps. Although that pass only reaches 2715 m, an extra loop of asphalt brings you to an altitud of 2802 m). It connects the Tarentaise, in the north, with the Maurienne in the south. Photo Paul Smit.