A wild road to Col du Bouchet in the Massif de la Vanoise
Col du Bouchet is a high mountain peak at 3.004m (9,855ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.
Located in the Massif de la Vanoise range, it’s one of the highest mountain passes drivable in Europe. It’s brutally tough with roughly sections, on very rocky, slippery path / ski piste at occasionally impossible steepness. The road follows the unpaved ski-lift service roads, approaching the top of the cable car station at 3.004 metres above the sea level. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. 4x4 vehicles only. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The track to the summit features narrow and steep sections (up to 25%). It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Pic: Bram van Gelder
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