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    Col de Larche D900...How Hairy ?



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    This is on the D900 from Barcelonnette to the Italian border then the SS21 to Argentera and on to Borgo San Dalmazzo.

    I am more than happy with hairpins but not too good with high and steep drops right on the road edge.
    Obviously likely to be some short "Slightly hairy sections".
    Have used google street view and interms of using passes it looks the best

    I have ruled out both the "St Bernards".

    We toured the Jura last year and the road D436 from Mijoux to Sainte-Claude was fine
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    Another route is Briancon via Montgenevre to Sestriere.

    Obviously there are the 2 tunnels as well

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    We did this road in the motorhome a few years ago and i cant remember any part of it being anywhere near as narrow with steep sides as the road down into St Claud, its more of a truck type a road with hairpins.

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    D900/SS21 Nice wide road, not hairy at all. Vinadio is a nice little town with an old forte, worth a little walk round.
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    Vinadio

    looks to have a reasonable sosta

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagmanx View Post
    looks to have a reasonable sosta
    Yes, good size sosta. Have seen it fairly full a few times though, empty other times.
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    We went from Barcelonette over the col de larche and it is not the sort of hairy you are worried about. Hairpins, yes, scary drops, no. Be warned that in August last year we tried to come back from Italy through the route via the col de mont genevre that ends up in Briancon and had a very nasty time due to a diversion around ssome roadworks. These are major bridge repairs that may or may not be finished yet so it would be worth checking if you are thinking of it. It involved a 'route de secours' restricted to vehicles under 8 metres. This was essentially an emergency route on the other side of the steep valley from the main road: very narrow with passing places cut into the cliff face and very hairy drops. We are only six metres but this did not stop some car drivers getting angry with us. The diversion en route to briancon from the French side is well signed and sends you via Barcelonette.

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