Bellecote is one of the highest roads of Europe

Bellecote is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.071m (10,075ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.


The road to the summit, located in the Graian Alps within the Vanoise Massif, is unpaved. It’s a chairlift access trail. It's one of the highest roads of the country. The route, lying in the northern part of the Vanoise National Park, demands 100% concentration. The summit offers great views of the Glacier de la Chiaupe. With such a high summit altitude the road is impassable from September to June.