Col Agnel, Molines-en-Queyras

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Col Agnel (Italian: Colle dell'Agnello) is a mountain pass in the Cottian Alps, west of Monte Viso between France and Italy which links the Queyras valley (Hautes-Alpes) with Pontechianale in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont.

At 2,744 m (9,003 ft), it is the third highest paved road pass of the Alps, after Stelvio Pass and Col de l'Iseran.

Despite being the highest international pass of the Alps, Col Agnel is somewhat unknown and not heavily used. It is one of the many passes suggested as the route taken by Hannibal in his march, with elephants, to attack Rome at the start of the Second Punic War and a modern-era plaque, mounted on a rock on the French side, commemorates the event.
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  • We didn’t bother to cycle all the “boring” way from Guillestre (Done it before to Col d'Izoard) so we parked the car in Château Queyras and started from there after a quick morning espresso. The...  more »
  • Hang on tight to the steering wheel! We kept joking that were never going to make it over the Col and get into Italy because we kept stopping to take pictures.  more »
  • Even though we came in summer, we discovered the snow very close by near parking area.. this place is amazing, beautiful, between Italy and France.. Very recommended to come if you're nearby.. You could have access to hike to the mountain peak or go to the lake about 1hour slow walking.
  • Really beautiful mountain pass, very good for bikers.
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