Col du Tra: a curvy steep road only for experienced drivers
Col du Tra is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.312m (4,304ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Overall this road is a goody for motorbike drivers – but be careful – it could be your last.
Set high in the French Alps, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called D88. The road is not easy, with countless turns and twists, and features 39 hairpin turns. Some of them are really dangerous as they appear surprisingly. The road is very narrow in parts. It is 21.0 km (13.04 miles) long, running from Saint-Marcel on N-90 to La Plagne-Tarentaise, on D220.
The road is very steep, hitting an 11.5% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It’s a very interesting alternative to the boring N90. Along the way you will run through some small century old villages.
Road suggested by: Michael Spannlang