Driving the wild road to Col de Joux

Col de Joux, also known as Col du Mont-Joux, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.930m (6,332ft) above the sea level, located in the Aosta Valley in northwestern Italy.

Col de Joux

Starting from Fossaz, the road to the pass is mostly paved, but the last 550m are on a good gravel stretch. The drive is definitely worth it. Don’t forget your camera! There are really lovely views along this climb from Avise, where you have a good view of Mont Blanc along the way and higher up you have grand views of the high mountains that the Aosta valley lies buried beneath. Near the summit there's a parking lot and a small lake.