Col de Cannelle

The road to Col de Cannelle is not for the faint of heart

Col de Cannelle is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.882m (6,174ft) above the sea level, located in the Alps, on the border between France and Italy.

The road to the pass starts at the famous Col de Tende/Colle di Tenda. It’s a gravel road generally in good shape and not too steep. No problem for an ordinary 4x4 vehicle. The surface of the road is gravel. It’s winding, in some places only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The road includes some steep sections, without market central lines, is very narrow, scarcely wide enough for two cars to pass at the same time and there are no protections or guard rails along some parts of the route. This stretch of road should not be attempted by novice drivers.
Pic: Matteo Quaglia



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