Col de Thorens is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.118m (10,229ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.
The road to the summit, located in the Massif de la Vanoise range, is rocky and gravel. It’s a chairlift access trail. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country. The trail consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. The track gives access onto the Chaviere Glacier. The road to the summit is a ski-station service road pretty steep, with some sections up to 30%.