Monte Motta: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide

Monte Motta is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.776m (9,107ft) above the sea level, located in Piedmont, Italy. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Monte Motta

Set high in Italy’s western Alps, near the French border, the road to the summit, also known as Monte Banchetta, is totally unpaved. It is usually impassable from late September through late June or early July (depending on snow). A 4x4 vehicle is required. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Part of the Sestriere Ski Resort, the road to the summit is a chairlift access trail. The drive offers great views. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 22% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Sestriere, the ascent is 7.0 km (4.34 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 841 meters. The average gradient is 12.01%.
Pic: Alessandro Turin