Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  /  Alpes Maritimes  /  Tende  /  Sightseeing  /  Col de Tende

Col de Tende, Tende

(35 reviews on the web)
Landmark
Col de Tende is a high mountain pass in the Alps, close to the border between France and Italy, although the highest section of the pass is wholly within France.It separates the Maritime Alps from the Ligurian Alps. It connects Nice and Tende in Alpes-Maritimes with Cuneo in Piedmont.A railway tunnel inaugurated in 1898 and a Road Tunnel inaugurated in 1882 run under the pass. The latter tunnel is 3.2 kilometre long and is among the oldest long road tunnels.French historian François Guizot states that the road was first developed by Phoenicians and later maintained by Greeks and Romans.
To visit Col de Tende and get the most from your holiday in Tende, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tende family vacation planner.
Source
Create a full Tende itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Tende

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Alpes Maritimes by other users

8 days in Isola BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Tende & Imperia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tende BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM ITALY July, teens, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in South of France BY A USER FROM GREECE May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Isola BY A USER FROM LEBANON January, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This mountain road features dozens of hard switchback turns, coming and going, between the Ligurian coast of Italy (Italian Riviera or Riviera del Fiore) and the Piedmont plateau (near Cuneo). The sce...  more »
  • The area around col de Tende offers some spectacular walks. The circuit that takes walkers around 3 old forts is especially picturesque, although there are others available in the vicinity. A good gui...  more »
  • This tunnel at the Maritime Alps border between France and Italy is closed from time to time and there is no feasible road alternative. On our most recent trip it was closed and I had to return to Imp...  more »