Col de la Grande Forcle
Col de la Grande Forcle is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.270m (7,447ft) above the sea level, located in the Graian Alps, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The road to the summit, located within the Vanoise Massif, is in very good condition and with 21 hairpin bends, certainly very interesting. It is mostly asphalted in fact even if badly with a few missing places. The road is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point.
The road to the summit is a ski-station service road pretty steep, with some sections up to 10%. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road, lying in the northern part of the Vanoise National Park.
Pic: Etienne Linck