Route des Grandes Alpes

From Lac LĂ©man to le Beaufortain

Discover the classic touring itinerary the Route des Grandes Alpes. We start on the shores of Lac LĂ©man and discover classic Alpine villages of the northern Alps.

Tarine cattle, Beaufortain

Route des Grandes Alpes II

From the Beaufortain to Briançon

From the magnificent Beaufortain region and the extraordinarily beautiful Lac de Roselend, we discover the Maurienne Valley and the fortified city of Briançon.

Jausiers magnans

Route des Grandes Alpes III

From Briançon to the Vallée de l'Ubaye

After the impressive fortress at Briançon, we continue through the Queyras and enter the Vallée de l'Ubaye and the town at it's heart, the vibrant Barcelonnette.

Port at Menton

Route des Grandes Alpes IV

The Col de Cayolle to Menton

From the Col de Cayolle we pass southern ski stations and encounter the most challenging road on the route. Sospel, distinctly Italianate in style is the last stop before Menton.

View of high mountain road with tunnel in Vercors

Exploring the Vercors

A short tour of the Vercors Massif

Journey with MountainPassions on some truly amazing roads, created at enormous cost during the last century in the very heart of the Vercors.

Rue Manuel, Bracelonnette with view to mountains

Vallée de l’Ubaye

Stunning scenery and fascinating history

When holiday crowds are jostling for position beside the Mediterranean or simmering uncomfortably among the tourist hotspots inland, in the Alpes d’Haute Provence things can be refreshingly civilised.