An epic enthralling road to Colle Basset
Colle Basset is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.424m (7,952ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Turin, Italy.
The pass is traversed by the Assietta Road (officially called S. P. 173), a military carriageway along the ridge that gathers Pian dell’Alpe to Sestriere. Colle Basset is the first pass on the Assietta ridge route from Sestriere side. The road has a speed limit of 30 km/h and is forbidden to overtake or stopping outside the parking areas.
This gravel road just opens from June 1st to October 31st. It’s rideable despite of the many rocks and deteriorated surface especially in curves. This is one of many passes on the spectacular Assietta ridge road from Susa to Sestriere in the western Italian Alps.