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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  • The site is beautiful as well as the road from Barcelonnette in the gorges of the Bachelard. Amount to the pass after Bayassent you will see beautiful waterfalls of marmots and higher marmots in a meadow, to approach them play it "sioux" especially with a small 4 year old son. To the top the Creek turns into a UK nice to fish trout, prefer Barbless hooks to not hurt the truitelles. The mesh is 20 cm.
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  • One of the road passes where nature still has its place. Full of departure for hiking in the Mercantour Park. Just below the neck, the shelter (accommodation, catering, snack) and national park House
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  • Wonderful col to ride on. During the months of July and August can get this Whopper the best climb on Friday. Then he is closed to all traffic between 09.00 and 11.00 hr and can you top in complete safety.
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