A wild military road to Vallon de Savine

Vallon de Savine is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.227m (7,306ft) above the sea level, located in the northern Cottian Alps, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Vallon de Savine

The road to the summit is unpaved. It is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). 4x4 vehicle required. At the summit are several abandoned constructions. Starting from Col du Petit Mont-Cenis the ascent is 2.2 km long. The gravel road is an old military road. The French/Italian alpine border is littered with high altitude military roads dating from the late 1800’s and, especially from WW1.
Pic: Thomas G.