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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  • August 17, 2017
    Because you arrive at the top there is the landscape looked mountains in the chain it's wonderful we who are bikers. If you're in the area it must absolutely go and climb up to the windscreen 2800 m altitude at panorama breathtaking even though it is a bit cloudy.
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  • August 16, 2017
    departure is made of barcelonnette bike, the scenery is splendid, the road is narrow but worth a visit, arrived at the small photo pass before the mandatory stele and you between the two departments 06-04 panorama is fabulous. either you decide to come down on the side of 06 or you can dive shaft to the col, windy but super nice in the summer. departure of hiking Mont pelat, pass the small location... meeting with the marmots, ibex and chamois, is a real treat at this time of the year is somewhat the promenade des anglais, but higher up more hikers are scarce! to do absolutely
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  • August 14, 2017
    That was an excellent moment we had. At half an hour from barcelonette there's this place from which several hikes start. We climbed from 2300m to 2600+m high. At the summit you can see 2 lakes, one f...  more »

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