The passes (cols) on the Alps road

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From Menton in the Alpes-Maritimes to Thonon-les-Bains in the Haute-Savoie, the Alps road is a circuit not to be missed during any stay in the mountains, for both the beauty of its landscapes and the picturesque villages and places of interest it passes through. Crossing impressive passes, some of which are at altitudes of over 2,000 metres, the Great Alps Road (Route des Grandes Alpes) offers stunning panoramic views of the alpine landscape.

The route's highest passes are located in the Savoie. Open to cars from June to October, these passes boast breathtaking views of the surrounding wild and unspoiled scenery. The passes not to be missed are the Col de l'Iseran – the highest along the Great Alps Road at an altitude of 2,770 metres and located right in the heart of the Vanoise massif; the Col du Galibier at an altitude of 2,645 metres; and the Col de la Croix-de-Fer at an altitude of 2,068 metres.

Important stages in the Tour de France bicycle race, these alpine passes are a real challenge for all cycling enthusiasts.

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Panorama Val d'Isere from the road Iseran (© JE)Panorama Val d'Isere from the road Iseran (© JE)
 
South Pass Route Iseran (© Jean Espirat)South Pass Route Iseran (© Jean Espirat)
Iseran Pass seen from Lake CEMA (© Jean Espirat)Iseran Pass seen from Lake CEMA (© Jean Espirat)
 
And Col du Mont-Cenis Lake (© Jean Espirat)And Col du Mont-Cenis Lake (© Jean Espirat)
Pass and Lake of Mont Cenis (© Jean Espirat)Pass and Lake of Mont Cenis (© Jean Espirat)
 
Lac du Mont Cenis seen the pasture East (© Jean Espirat)Lac du Mont Cenis seen the pasture East (© Jean Espirat)
Col du Lautaret seen from bridge Alp (© Jean Espirat)Col du Lautaret seen from bridge Alp (© Jean Espirat)
 
Route du Galibier to the neck (© Jean Espirat)Route du Galibier to the neck (© Jean Espirat)
Route du Galibier and Guisane valley (© Jean Espirat)Route du Galibier and Guisane valley (© Jean Espirat)
 
Refuge du Col d'Allos (© Jean Espirat)Refuge du Col d'Allos (© Jean Espirat)
Meije view Col du Lautaret (© Jean Espirat)Meije view Col du Lautaret (© Jean Espirat)
 
Meije to Villar-d'Arêne (© Jean Espirat)Meije to Villar-d'Arêne (© Jean Espirat)
Meije view Lautaret (© Jean Espirat)Meije view Lautaret (© Jean Espirat)
 
Col Agnel and refuge - Queyras (© Jean Espirat)Col Agnel and refuge - Queyras (© Jean Espirat)
Col Agnel - 2744 meters - Queyras (© Jean Espirat)Col Agnel - 2744 meters - Queyras (© Jean Espirat)
 
Col de Vars seen refuge Napoleon (© Jean Espirat)Col de Vars seen refuge Napoleon (© Jean Espirat)
La Casse Deserted (© Jean Espirat)La Casse Deserted (© Jean Espirat)
 
La Casse Deserted (© Jean Espirat)La Casse Deserted (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the Col du Lautaret (© Jean Espirat)Panorama from the Col du Lautaret (© Jean Espirat)
 
Route South Col du Glandon in July (© Jean Espirat)Route South Col du Glandon in July (© Jean Espirat)
to Col du Glandon Narcissus (© Jean Espirat)to Col du Glandon Narcissus (© Jean Espirat)
  

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