Highlights and tour details
The pass is located inside the Orsiera Rocciavrè Nature Park and connects the municipalities of Meana di Susa in Val Susa and Usseaux, in Val Chisone. Founded as a military communication link, the road is not only noted for the beauty of the places it passes through, but has a continuous gradient between 9 and 10% and is well known to cyclists for its toughness. Facing the ascent from the Valsusino side means traveling 17 km, with a 1700 m difference in altitude, with 33 hairpin bends. Part of the route (from the Colletto di Meana up to the summit for a total of 8 km) is on a dirt road, which makes the ascent even more difficult and the risk of punctures high. The landscape that you cross is varied and at times really spectacular.