Colle del Nivolet: a splendid peak in Piedmont to be reached by motorbike. A panoramic road that will leave you breathless.
One of the most loved passes by motorcyclists, even if it can be considered a closed road since the connection with Val D'Aosta has never been realized.
In any case, for the curves and hairpin bends, as well as for the breathtaking views, it absolutely deserves to be traveled at least once in a lifetime on your own. motorcycle.
|Altitude (meters above sea level)||2.612|
|Length||47 Km from Sparone|
|Number of hairpin bends||36|
|Winter closure||October> May|
|Road conditions and notes||Fair - At times bumpy|
The road leading to the Colle reaches an altitude of 2.612 meters within the Gran Paradiso National Park. Access to the hill is possible using the SSP 460 for Ceresole Reale (TO) where you can admire the very suggestive lake of the same name. Continuing beyond the inhabited area of Ceresole, the road winds for about twenty kilometers that lead you to climb for a thousand meters in altitude up to the hill, very closely following two lakes artificial (Serrù and Agnel lakes) serving the production of electricity. The road passes over the hill and stops shortly after the Albergo Savoia Refuge, on the Valle d'Aosta side.
The Colle del Nivolet is characterized by a vast prairie dotted with numerous ponds and peat bogs and crossed by the Dora del Nivolet. The hill is famous for its pristine alpine lakes. From the faunal point of view, chamois, ibex, marmots and various species of amphibians and birds can be observed.
In the summer you can only get to Lake Serrù, then there is a shuttle that takes you to the end of the last stretch. We recommend that you always take a look at the website of thePark Authority or to make a phone call for precise information.
Where to sleep and eat
The hill can be easily reached from Turin, the nearest city, but also from Milan: a bit of a boring motorway awaits you, but if you have time, you can detour to the Zegna overview, another wonderful road, in the Biellese area. At the end of the climb, the historic Savoia Refuge awaits you. For more variations in the surroundings try this 11-step ride in 48 hours!