Although I have seen many race bikers here,
I would not really recommend this climb.
The road is wide and busy
and the scenery is not that impressive.
However, there is a nice view of
with its fortifications built in the seventeenth century
to guard the road to Italy.
Also, half way there is a nice view in northerly direction
along the Vallée de la Clarée
and of the surrounding mountains.
The ride begins at the junction of the N94 and the D994F
and then, over the first two kilometers, the route leads
gently sloping (4-5%) through the city.
The following three kilometers bring only little gain of elevation (0-4%),
but after that the real climb begins.
The remaining seven kilometers are moderately steep (about 7%).
The steepest kilometer has a slope of 7.6%.
At a roundaout in the ski resort of
Montgenèvre, located on the border of France and Italy,
cyclists are not allowed to continue
straight because of a tunnel.
Take the road that lies left of and parallel to the tunnel
to reach the pass one kilometer further ahead.