Col d’Entre les Tetes is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.760m (9,055ft) above the sea level, located in Rhone-Alpes in the French Isère département. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.
It’s one of the highest trafficable road in the Alps. It’s a chairlift access trail. The road is passable by all-terrain vehicle. The track still stands winding, often stony, dusty and steep. The road is signposted as mountain bike cross-country course and is even used by motorized heavy vehicles. The way has some very steep ramps. You have to challenge some very steep grades which require both physical strength and a very low gear. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
This road is usually open throughout the summer. The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The road is a ski-station service road pretty steep, with some sections up to 30%.
Pic: Jacky TESSIER