Col du Petit Mont Cenis

Adventure along the wild road to Col du Petit Mont Cenis

Col du Petit Mont Cenis is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.184m (7,166ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The road to the summit (Colle del Piccolo Moncenisio in Italian), is mostly paved and links Bramans in France (North-West) and Moncenisio an Suse in Italy (South-East). This dead-end road starts on the right side of Col du Mont Cenis. The road surface is good, and there are light traffic levels. A short gravel road north of the pass (45°13'06.5"N 6°52'07.1"E) climbs up to 2.216m (7,270ft) above the sea level.

The road is usually open from mid-May to mid-October. After Col du Mont-Cenis, take the first right, then turn right again. Keep going straight on beside the Lac du Mont-Cenis to the Col du Petit Mont-Cenis. Some historians believe this pass was used by Hannibal when he made his famous elephant Alps crossing.
Pic: Bertrand Dujardin


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