• Col de Larche (1991m)

Col de Larche (1991m)

Gateway to Italy

The col de Larche or Colle della Maddalena in Italian allows passage between Larche and la Stura di Demonte valley in Italy.

It is located at an altitude of 1 991 metres, between Chambeyron (north-east) and Mercantour-Argentera (south-east), it is open year round.

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Difference in height: 730 m
Average slope: 9 %
Maximum slope: 12 %
Good to know: The road to the pass is currently closed to cyclists, pedestirans and tractors by a prefectoral decree.

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The immersion in Mercantour National Park with marmots and chamois. Photo stops will be frequent...

A little local knowledge

Cold drink and the dish of the day on the terrace of the Auberge du Lauzanier, after Larche village.