Col de la Cayolle, Barcelonnette

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Col de la Cayolle is a high mountain pass in the French Alps at the border between the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in France.It connects Barcelonnette in the Ubaye Valley and Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes.It lies parallel to the Col d'Allos and Col de la Bonette in the Parc National du Mercantour.The Var River has its source near the pass.The road leads to the red-rock Gorges de Daluis.Details of the climbThe northern side, from Barcelonette, is 29.15 km long, climbing 1190m at an average of 4.1%. On this side mountain pass cycling milestones are placed every kilometer. They indicate the current height, the distance to the summit, the average slope in the following passage, as well as the number of the street (D902).Starting from Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes, the climb is 20.5 km gaining 1291m, resulting in an average of 6.3%. No signposts for cyclists are placed on this side. However, every kilometer a sign indicates the altitude, as well as the distance to the summit (uphill) or the next villages (uphill and downhill).
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  • Great place for a picnic, cycling or hiking. Lovely rocky cliffs, fab views from the top. Road very narrow, drive carefully.  more »
  • Great hiking in the national park, beautiful vistas into the Var valley, all amidst a carefully managed national park. The paths are beautiful and expertly marked and maintained so that even our 6 yea...  more »
  • A beautiful pass quite and untouched full of marmots who play with you. A must of you like Southern Alps on the way to the beautiful city of Barcelonette. Narrow road! Do not take it at night  more »

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