Col de Méraillet

Col de Méraillet is a chillout in high mountains

Col de Méraillet is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.612m (5,288ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France.

Set high in the French Alps, the road to the summit is totally paved with numerous hairpins and sweeping curves. It’s called D925. This is a pass on the way to/from Cormet de Roselend and Col du Pré.

Tucked away in the southeastern part of the country, the pass is 39.7 km (24.66 miles) long running west-east from Beaufort, also known as Beaufort-sur-Doron, to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, popularly known as just Bourg. The drive offers stunning views of the deep blue Lac de Roselend and its dam.

Part of the Route des Grandes Alpes, the road to the summit is steep, hitting a maximum gradient of 13% through some of the ramps. The road is mostly pretty wide but there are narrow sections as well which should be approached with caution. Most of the road is in the forest. The climb featured in the Tour de France race.

 

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