Col de Montgenevre – 1,854m

Route: N94 & SS24 Briancon to Cesana Torinese (14 miles)

Coordinates: 44.93167,6.725529

Ridden: 2008

Route National 94 takes you over this col from Briancon in France to Cesana Torinese in Italy. As it’s an important cross border route, it is open all year round. The road is good and relatively interesting but, from a biker’s perspective, suffers from the volume of traffic using it – it can be difficult to overtake. On the Italian side it’s a short ride to the Frejus tunnel which takes you back into France. At the top there is an obelisk celebrating Napoleon Bonaparte. It was erected in September 1804, two months before the First Consul had himself promoted and crowned as emperor.