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Maritime Alps

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Maritime Alps

The Maritime Alps are a mountain range in the south-western part of the Alps. They form the border between the French département Alpes-Maritimes and the Italian province of Cuneo. The Col de Tende separates them from the Ligurian Alps; the Maddalena Pass separates them from the Cottian Alps. The Mercantour National Park is part of the Maritime Alps.

The Maritime Alps are drained by the rivers Roya, Var and Verdon and their tributaries on the French side; by the Stura di Demonte and other tributaries of the Tanaro and Po on the Italian side.

Peaks

The chief peaks of the Maritime Alps are:

Punta dell'Argentera 3290 m(10,794 ft)
Mont Tinibras 3032 m(9948 ft)
Cima dei Golas 3135 m(10,286 ft)
Mont Enchastraye 2955 m(9695 ft)
Monte Matto 3087 m(10,128 ft)
Monte Bego 2873 m(9426 ft)
Mont Pelat 3053 m(10,017 ft)
Mont Monnier 2818 m(9246 ft)
Mont Clapier 3046 m(9994 ft)
Rocca dell' Abisso 2755 m(9039 ft)

Passes

The chief passes of the Maritime Alps are:

namelocationtypeelevation (m/ft)
Col de la Bonette Tinée Valley to Barcelonnetteroad 2725
Bassa di Druos Tinée Valley to Terme di Valdieri bridle path 2630/8629
Colle di Ciriegia Saint-Martin-Vésubie to Terme di Valdieribridle path 2551/8370
Col des Granges CommunesSt Etienne de Tinee to Barcelonnettebridle path 2512/8242
Col de Pourriac Tinee Valley to Argenterafoot path 2506/8222
Colle di Guercia Tinee Valley to Vinadiofoot path 2451/8042
Col de la Lombarde Isola to Vinadio road 2350
Col de la Cayolle Var Valley to Barcelonnetteroad 2327/7717
Col du Sabion Tende to Valdieribridle path 2264/7428
Col d'Allos Verdon Valley to Barcelonnette road 2250/7382
Maddalena Pass Barcelonnette to Cuneo road 1995/6545
Col de Tende Tende to Cuneo road, road tunnel
railway tunnel
1873/6145
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