Col de Scalella

A curvy road to Col de Scalella, in Corsica

Col de Scalella is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.193m (3,914ft) above the sea level, located in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. The pass is traversed by the D27 road.

The road to the summit is narrow, paved and features many hairpin turns. You will find yourself grinding through the village in first gear around steep blind hairpin corners. There are no barriers, just shear drops for several hundred feet straight off the side of the road.

There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Tavera, the Col de Scalella ascent is 11 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 792 meters. The average percentage is 7.2 %. And starting from Bastelica, the Col de Scalella ascent is 6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 422 meters. The average percentage is 7 %. 

 

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