Monte Ray is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.846m (6,056ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy, near the French border.
The road to the summit, located within the Valle Gesso, is asphalted with some loose gravel. It's called Strada Comunale Monte Rai and was built by an electric company. Expect several hairpin turns. The road is blocked by a barrier.
It's very steep. Starting from Strada Provinciale San Giacomo, at 934m above the sea level, the ascent is 10.7 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 912 meters with an average gradient of 8.52%. Expect some sections up to 12%.