TRAVEL & TOUR­ING How do I find the road from the Q end of the ‘ Ital­ian Job’ film?

Your le­gal ques­tions

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garag50e -

The Colle Del Niv­o­let is the best road you’ve never heard of. Dead ends aren’t al­ways a waste of time. In the case of the Colle del Niv­o­let, which clam­bers up into the Gran Par­adiso moun­tains out­side Turin, time spent on this road is time very well spent in­deed. Es­pe­cially as there’s vir­tu­ally no traf­fic – af­ter all, it is a dead end. The pass links the Aosta Val­ley to Turin, but the fi­nal 30 miles are un­paved and now closed to traf­fic. The miles lead­ing up to it are fab­u­lously paved, un­be­liev­ably twisty and mind-blow­ingly scenic. I’ve rid­den a lot of moun­tain roads but none pre­pared me for the sheer mag­nif­i­cence of this road. As it’s a dead end, it’s not a road you’ll find by ac­ci­dent. The bus crash scene was here – on one of those hair­pins. But get­ting there isn’t easy: it’s a few days’ ride to Turin, but there are some spec­tac­u­lar roads you can do along the way. But none of them will com­pare to the Colle del Niv­o­let. And the best bit of all is that you’ll have the road to your­self.

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