Col de Bousson
Col de Bousson

The unpaved road to the international Col de Bousson

Col de Bousson is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.154m (7,066ft) above the sea level, located in the Cottian Alps, between France and Italy.

The road to the pass is gravel and pretty steep. It’s extremely narrow. The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades. From Bousson you just have to follow the signs to the Lago Nero. Like always the road turns soon into a nice gravel road. Close to the Lago Nero there is a small chapel (Capanna Mantino). After the chapel you have to turn right. This is a steep uphill road, but after a few 100m the roads gets easier again. You have to follow the red/white marks and there are also signs to the Col de Bousson. Just stay on this road then you come to the Monte Luna ski station. From there you can take the good gravel road down to Clavière.

The road to the pass can be closed anytime due the weather. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime and can sometimes block some sections of the road, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall.

 

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