Barrage du Saut (2,280)


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Nestled among numerous Deux Mille cols, the Barrage du Saut stands out with arguably the most welcoming ascent in the region.

Set apart from the bustling route that connects valleys and popular skiing spots, including the highest pass in Europe, the Col de l’Iseran, this location offers a five-kilometer stretch of peacefulness. This serene climb leads to the dam, which presents a picturesque view of the well-known Tignes Val Claret in the distance.

For the wider community, the Barrage du Saut is more than a haven for cyclists. It plays a vital role in managing water resources and generating energy.

As a versatile landmark, the Barrage du Saut not only provides leisure activities for outdoor lovers and cycling enthusiasts but also fulfills crucial roles in energy generation and environmental stewardship.