Col de Rosael

Col de Rosael, one of the highest roads of Europe

Col de Rosael is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.977m (9,767ft) above the sea level, located in Orelle, a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.

To reach the summit, the road starts in Orelle, at an elevation of 890m above the sea level. The ascent is 20.3 km long, with a gain of 2.110 meters and an average percentage of 10.4 %. The first kilometers of this curvy mountainous road which rarely permit speeds over 20km/h, are paved but the rest is a very rocky, slippery path at occasionally impossible steepness. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
Road suggested by Pim van Dongen
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