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Col de Lombarde- D97 greg Hot

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Written by greg     April 16, 2012    
 
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4 Place Joseph Borelli, Réserve de Chasse du Mercantour, 06420 Isola, France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Frazione Roviera, 62, 12010 Pratolungo-roviera Province of Cuneo, Italy, Piedmont

Location

Address
4 Place Joseph Borelli, Réserve de Chasse du Mercantour, 06420 Isola, France

General Route

Route Type
Mountains
Distance
42,767
Duration
3,305
(Partial) toll road
false
This road may be seasonally closed
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After running the south ramp of the Col de la Bonette, you can turn right at Isola and head over to Italy via the Col de Lombarde. Nice little road the takes you up though Isola 2000, where the south of France goes skiing.

The road from Isola to the ski resort of Isola 2000 is wide smooth and steep with a lot of wide hairpins. This can be a great ride in the summer as Isola is generally pretty dead in the summer.

Between Isola 2000 and the top of the pass the road can be very narrow - single track most of the way. The Col de Lombarde has recently been fully paved and is narrow at the top which makes it difficult to overtake if there's traffic. Lower down it's twisty and steep in places through trees with vaery many hairpins - given an empty road it is a nice ride. Nice scenery from open moor to thick woodland in a narrow gorge.

Editor review

Great connector road between France and Italy
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3.5
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greg Reviewed by greg April 16, 2012
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Col de Lombarde- D97

Great connector road between France and Italy

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