Col Gaudissart

Col Gaudissart is a mountain pass at an elevation of 896m (2,939ft) above the sea level, located in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Col Gaudissart
Col Gaudissart

The road to the summit, located within the Vercors Natural Regional Park, is called D76 (Combe Laval Road). It’s asphalted but pretty narrow and steep, with some sections up to 9.1%. This road is one of the most famous balcony roads in France. A balcony road is a hair-raising lane cut into the sides of sheer cliffs. Starting from Saint Jean en Royans, the ascent is 7.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 319 meters. The average percentage is 4.1 %.