A steep paved road to Col Tze Core in the Aosta Valley

Col Tze Core is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.607m (5,272ft) above the sea level, located in the Aosta Valley, a mountainous semi-autonomous region in northwestern Italy.

Col Tze Core

The road to the pass, also known as Col Zuccore or Tzecore, is paved and pretty narrow. The pass is 9.4 km (5.84 miles) long, running from Strada Regionale 7 towards Orbeillaz. At the summit there’s a picnic area.

The road is pretty steep, hitting a 15.3% through some of the ramps. Starting from Saint Vincent, at an elevation of 554m above the sea level, the ascent is 15.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.053 meters. The average percentage is 6.8 %, and the maximum gradient is 13%.