Driving the curvy road to Serru Lake in the Alps
Lago Serrù is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.275m (7,464ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Turin within the Piedmont region of Italy.
Where is Serrù Lake?
Set high in the eastern section of the Graian Alps, Lago Serrù graces the northern region of Italy. This water body lies between the Aosta Valley and the Piedmont region, embedded in the core of the Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. It's a part of a larger complex of artificial lakes — including Lake Agnel, Lake Ceresole, Lake Teleccio, Lake d'Eugio, and Lake Valsoera — that serve various hydroelectric plants.
Can you drive to Serrù Lake?
The route leading to the lake is named Strada Provinciale 50 (SP50). Though paved, the road has its challenges with inclinations reaching up to 12.3% in some stretches. This route experiences heavy traffic, especially on summer weekends, as it forms part of the pathway to Colle del Nivolet.
Is the road to Serrù Lake open?
The road to Lago Serrù is closed from the 15th of October to the 15th of May. Moreover, on Sundays in July and August, the last six kilometers of the road are restricted to car traffic.