Col de l’Hysope: a fabulous narrow road to the top

Col de l’Hysope is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,236m (4,055ft) above sea level, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France.

Col de l’Hysope

Is the road to Col de l’Hysope paved?

The road to the summit is paved but very narrow, with countless turns, and steep sections, reaching a maximum gradient of 14.8% on some of the ramps. It’s called D3. If you’re afraid of narrow mountain roads, it's better to avoid it. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse.

How long is Col de l’Hysope?

Set high in the southeastern part of the country, the pass is 26.9km (16.71 miles) long, running north-south from Authon towards Champtercier. At the summit, there’s a fabulous natural viewpoint and a tiny parking lot.