Navigating the Rugged Slopes: Col de la Lezette Road Guide

Col de la Lézette is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.786m (5,859ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France.

Col de la Lézette

Route des Crêtes: The Alpine Challenge Awaits

Set high in the Alps, the road to the summit is mostly unpaved but navigable by most passenger vehicles. It’s called Route des Crêtes. The road is very steep, hitting a 13.4% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Les Saisies on the D218B road, the ascent is 1.8 km (1.11 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 126 meters. The average gradient is 7%.

A Summit Sanctuary: Facilities and Beyond at Col de la Lézette

Tucked away on the south-eastern part of the country, the summit hosts a big parking lot and a restaurant (Le Benetton). Beyond the pass, a minor gravel road climbs up to Col de la Légette.