Discover a legendary mountain road !

We give you access to every data & information you may need on all the stages of Route des Grandes Alpes. You can download it as a PDF or a GPX file.

You can also get the detailled stages on your smartphone with the Outdooractive app.

La Route des Grandes Alpes

Route des Grandes Alpes proposes an incredible journey across the French Alps, from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea.

Whether on 2 wheels or 4, Route des Grandes Alpes is a fabulous mountain road. The 720 km between Thonon-les-Bains and Nice include 18 passes that are among the highest in the Alps. It’s an exceptional natural and cultural environment.

Route des Grandes Alpes is open between June (after the snow has melted) and October. The winding road crosses spectacular mountain landscapes, and in the valleys you’ll find local cultural features and gastronomic specialities.

In spring, you can appreciate the diversity of the landscapes, particularly in the national and regional parks. Between Haute-Savoie and Alpes-Maritimes there are the Chablais, Vanoise, Queyras, Ubaye and Mercantour ranges. You’ll also take in Mont Blanc and Les Ecrins, the emblems of the French Alps.

For the more intrepid, Route des Grandes Alpes by bike – a legendary experience – incorporates several sections of the Tour de France, including a number of passes: Aravis, Cormet de Roselend, Iseran, Galibier, Izoard, Bonette and Cayolle. And those who make it to the end are awarded the Borne d’Or diploma.

Information & advices

Guides & Maps

IGN Map of Route des Grandes Alpes

L’Institut Géographique National (IGN), in partnership with GTA Move Your Alps, edited a special map at 1:220000 covering the entire area of la Route des Grandes Alpes.

You will find the entire route, advices and our must-do’s !


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