Passes through the Alps

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  1. Petros

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    Which are the best passes to use through the Alps. We are planning to go to Croatia and thought that we might travel down to Annecy or Geneva area. We usually try to not use the toll motorways:shout:
     
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    We used the Col de Lauteret, N91 I think, which runs from south of Grenoble to Briancon and then to Turin en route from Brittany to Croatia.The road was good, not too narrow, lots of hairpins and one narrow tunnel on the French side, there is a weight limit on the road but even on a Sunday we met a couple of trucks.We went this route in the fifth wheeler because of the high cost of the Frejus tunnel, around €240 as it is class4 in France.We were a little aprehensive about the gradients on some of the hairpins but the only slight problem was a coach descending too fast on a hairpin we were ascending, and the tunnel needs care if you are high but it is straight and you can see any traffic already in the tunnel.

    Other people we have spoken to have used Switzerland or Austria but I have no experience of either route but I think the St. Bernard tunnel is free, not sure about road pricing in either country though.
     
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    If you want to make it interesting, then set your sat nav for the shortest route between two points either side of a mountain. It gets the adrenalin going but it is great fun.:thumb:
     
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    Mont Genevre or Mont Cenis pass are good, very scenic and used by trucks so no prob in a motorhome. Just try to keep your eyes on what you're doing and let your passengers see the view, you can always get them to video it so you can watch it later :BigGrin:
     
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    Simplon Pass Switzerland to Italy crossed it in 2010 beutiful scenery
    good road drops you into italy for Lake Maggiore.
    regards
    Steve:thumb:
     
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