Colle Sestriere is a drive worth taking
Colle Sestriere (Col de Sestriere) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.035m (6,677ft) above the sea level, located in the Cottian Alps, in the Province of Turin, Italy. It is situated 17 km (11 mi) from the French border.
The pass is traversed by the asphalted Strada Provinciale 23 del Colle di Sestriere (SP23R) This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Sestriere is an alpine village in Italy with a population of 880. The pass has been climbed several times in Giro d’Italia and Tour de France.
There are 3 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Perosa Argentina, the ascent is 37.9 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.427 meters. The average percentage is 3.8 %. Starting from Oulx, the ascent is 21.2 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 953 hmeters. The average percentage is 4.5 %. And starting from Cesana Torinese, the ascent is 11.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 679 meters. The average percentage is 5.9 %.