Col de la Madeleine

Col de la Madeleine is an amazing mountain pass in the French Alps. Col de la Madeleine is located at a peak elevation of 1,993m in the region of Savoie in France. This mountain pass has been a common feature in the Tour de France.  Col de la Madeleine is only open in the summer months due to snow. The pass has a length of 20km with numerous hairpins and sweeping curves. The scenery surrounding the pass is spectacular with clear views of the alps. The road is completely sealed and is in good condition. The majority of the road is wide with a safe width for passing oncoming vehicles, however there are narrow sections as well which should be approached with caution. This would have to be one of the passes in the French Alps which has the least amount of traffic. The drive overall is very enjoyable which allows for a memorable experience. Col de la Madeleine is a pass that should be driven by every motoring and cycling enthusiast.

Speed: 80 kph

Traffic: Minimal

Length: 20 kms

Overtaking: Some overtaking opportunities

Direction: Towards Celliers