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Best drive from Turin to Lyon

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Best drive from Turin to Lyon

We are saying in Torino for 3-4 nights and then driving to Lyon. We will then drive south to Provence before entering back into Italy.

Can anyone suggest a really scenic drive ? or should i just follow the regular route as per google ?

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1. Re: Best drive from Turin to Lyon

You could make a minor diversion over the Mont Cenis pass, leaving the autostrada at Susa rather than going through the Frejus tunnel.

Or you could make a major diversion, via Briancon and Grenoble, travelling over the Montgenevre and Lautaret passes.

As long as you're going before the snow arrives.

Try using www.viamichelin.com rather than (or as well as) Google - its driving times tend to be more accurate, and it gives tolls, speed cameras etc.

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2. Re: Best drive from Turin to Lyon

If you are going in winter, the Mont Cenis pass will be closed.

The Monginevro is open all year, and it is quite scenic with the snowy mountains. However you'll need to be equipped with snow tires and to have some experience with driving on mountain roads.

There is also a very narrow road (closed in winter) that from Bardonecchia takes to Briançon through the Alps and several small and cosy French villages. It is the SP216, called Colle della Scala (or Col de l'Echelle in French). It is an alternative to the Monginevro, but it also requires a higher level of driving skills...

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