Laghi delle Cime Bianche
Laghi delle Cime Bianche is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.885m (9,465ft) above the sea level, located in Breuil-Cervinia, an alpine resort in the Valle d'Aosta region of northwest Italy. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.
Located in the eastern Pennine Alps, the runway to the top, only accesible by 4x4 cars, was closed for public motorized traffic in 2009, but as a cyclist you still may reach the top. It’s a chairlift access trail. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
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. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). It was the highest point in the Alps accessible by motor vehicle. The slope is very steep, consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part. Along the route you can enjoy the view of some mountain peaks such as the Gran Tournalin, Monte Roisetta and the Rocca di Veraz. Expect a trail pretty steep with sections up to 30%.
Pic: Ricard Garcia