Vallon du Mélézet is an epic road in the Alps

Vallon du Mélézet is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.821m (5,974ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

Vallon du Mélézet

Located in the Alps, the road to the summit is called D60. It’s paved in very good shape, but with a few steep sections (up to 13.3%). The summit hosts a mountain refuge known as Refuge de la Cime. Along the way, the road features a few hairpin turns, known as Les 12 lacets de Ceillac.

Starting from Le Pont de Pierre où Maison du Roi, the ascent is 11.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 770 meters. The average percentage is 6.69 %. Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad.