A memorable road trip to Col de Montgenevre in the Cottian Alps

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 Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in France.

Col de Montgenèvre

Can you drive to Col de Montgenèvre - Passo del Monginevro?

Tucked away on the southeastern part of France, near the Italian border, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called N94 road. The drive has fantastic views back over towards Briançon. It is considered a possible route for Hannibal's famous passage through the Alps.

Is Col de Montgenèvre - Passo del Monginevro steep?

The road to the summit is steep, hitting an 11.7% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The pass has been featured in the Tour de France race.

Is Col de Montgenèvre - Passo del Monginevro open?

Set high in the Cottian Alps, the pass is kept open in winters and takes its name from the village Montgenèvre, which lies in the vicinity.

How long is Col de Montgenèvre - Passo del Monginevro?

The pass is 20.6 km (12.80 miles) long running from Briançon (in southeastern France) to Cesana Torinese (in the Italian region Piedmont). It is an important road connection between both countries. 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. It often has a lot of traffic.