A challenging road to the top of Col de Salese

Col de Salèse is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.036m (6,679ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Col de Salèse

The pass is situated in the Mercantour National Park. The climb to the summit has 2 parts. The first part is called M89. It’s asphalted and includes really steep sections up to 11.7%. This road ends at Parking de Salèse, a parking lot at an elevation of 1.663m. Beyond the parking, the last part of the road is gravel. It’s 4.3km long and closed to vehicles. It’s impassable from November to March.