Selle Vecchie Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.099m (6,886ft) above the sea level, located in the Mercantour National Park, in the French-Italian border. The road to reach the summit is a dirt gravel road.
The surface of the road is gravel and sand, and chains or snow tyres can be required anytime. This stretch of road should not be attempted by novice drivers. The unpaved sections of the road can be impassable when wet. In any case, driving 4WD is recommended due to uneven surface. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle and can easily get muddy if it rains making it challenging to get through.
Pic: Matteo Quaglia