Col de l’Abelle

Driving the road to Col de l’Abelle is not a piece of cake

Col de l’Abelle is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 925m (3,034ft) above the sea level, located in the department of Alpes-Maritimes, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France.

Set high in the Alps, the road to the summit is not for the sissies. It’s paved, filled with potholes, and extremely narrow, totally impassable for 2 cars at the same time. It’s called D332. The pass links the Vésubie River valley and the valley of the Tinée River.

The road is 19.7 km (12.24 miles) long, running from La Tour to Les Granges de la Brasque. The climb is very steep, hitting a 13.3% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

 

 

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