Col de la Bonette, Jausiers

Col de la Bonette is a high mountain pass in the French Alps, near the border with Italy. It is approximately 2,715 m (8,907 ft) high. It is situated within the Mercantour National Park on the border of the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The road is the seventh highest paved road in the Alps.

You will see a signpost at the foot of the climb which reads "Col de la Bonette- 2802 m above sea level, highest road in Europe". This claim is incorrect for various reasons. It is, however, the highest asphalted road in France and is the highest through road in Europe. Put Col de la Bonette on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jausiers trip planning tool .
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  • Probably one of the most beautiful to do running. Breathtaking view. Road surface in perfect condition as I have been shortly after the Tour de France in 2017.
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  • If you love to cycle, please go up there! It is a "must do" in every way. The climb itself is not that difficult but it is a long way and it is the highest col in Europe...these two make cycling up to...  more »
  • This is I think the pass highest in europe at 2800 meters. Road very well kept and recent bottom up, no catch for motorcycles. Beware, the top cold enough, winter gloves and a cache neck for us bikers, otherwise you will no longer feel your orders to the descent!
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  • the most I've done running. The way to arrive from the North has breathtaking views and seem to never come. The climax is really exciting and a meeting place for motorcyclists and cyclists from all over Europe. A must for mountain lovers.
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  • One of the highest in Europe. A must see, the road is magnificent and breathtaking. If you have the bike is, like the Stelvio pass or Col de l'iseran.
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  • Beautiful climb of the col. Nice for lovers of engines and turns. A great lunch stop 2000 with fresh produce and menu gargantuan cheap.
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  • Nice Street only cyclists (bike) you always think the bosses of the streets.
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