We've now left the high mountains behind us but, with the Col d'Ornon and the Corniche du Drac, the final stage of tour has another fine finish lying in wait. With today being the last day of the tour, there's bound to be a party mood in the bunch, and anyone who wants to get home can shorten the stage by taking the direct route to Grenoble. However, to get away from the busy traffic on this direct route through the Romanche Valley and, at the same time, to bag a last couple of alpine impressions, we can throw a final curve ball into the last stage. The Col d'Ornon, that heads south-west out of Bourg d'Oisans, is certainly not a giant, but it does offer lovely views from the foothills, so it's ideal for reviewing the highlights from the past few days. The second half of the stage then takes us parallel to the Route Napoleon over the so-called Corniche du Drac, an attractive high road above the Drac reservoir that gives us more views over the world. We're now only one final descent away from the Grenoble suburbs, and then the circle closes and, after a week, our Tour of Dauphiné has come to an end.Option:
People can also ride a genuine mountain stage on the last day, too. To do this, after the Col d'Ornon you branch northwards over the Col de la Morte and add on the Col Luitel, which is quite tough. This variant has 124 kms and 2500 m EG.