The Ultimate Guide to Traveling to Roc d'Orzival
Roc d'Orzival is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.814m (9,232ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.
Tucked away in the Swiss Pennine Alps, the road to the summit is totally unpaved with rocky parts. It’s a chairlift service road withspectacular panoramic views. 4x4 vehicle required. It’s closed to private vehicles. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season.
It’s one of the highest roads of the country. The road is very steep. Starting from Grimentz (Route de Beauregard), the ascent is 9.3km (5.77 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.053 meters. The average gradient is 11.32%.