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Great Alpine Road

The long and winding road from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea

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Great Alpine Road
  • France, Europe
  • 675 km
  • 15:20 hr

Wind down the windows, gulp in the fresh mountain air and discover the sheer beauty of the French Alps on this impressive 675 km Great Alpine Road. It is the combination of refreshing lakes, secluded valleys and breathtaking vistas that makes this legendary Route des Grandes Alpes the ultimate scenic drive though the French Alps. On top of the four National Park this road trip takes you through 16 mountain passes, which are among the highest of Europe.

Start your trip at the village of Thonon-les-bains located at the shore of the majestic Lake Geneva. Make sure you plan ahead to fully enjoy the spectacular mountain ranges and cultural sites along the way. Needless to say, should, in the unlikely event, the numerous mountaintops start to bore you bear in mind the ultimate treat at the end of the scenic road: the idyllic Mediterranean sea is waiting for you.

Please note: This road is open from June to October.

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