Col de Montgenèvre

Col de Montgenèvre

The Col de Montgenèvre (Passo del Monginevro) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.854m (6,083ft) above the sea level, located in the Cottian Alps, between France and Italy.

The pass is traversed by the asphalted N94 road. It can get very busy with traffic in the summer. The pass links Briançon in the upper Durance valley with the Susa Valley and its communes of Cesana Torinese and Susa in the province of Turin, Piedmont. It’s an important road connection. Its importance has always lain in the fact that it is the lowest of the principal crossings of the main range of the Alps between both countries.

The Col de Montgenèvre has appeared on the Tour de France several times. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Cesans, the ascent is 7.9 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 481 meters. The average percentage is 6 %. And starting from Briancon, the ascent is 14.09 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 580 meters. The average percentage is 4.1 %.

 

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