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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  • One of the mandatory passes of our journey on the road of the great Alps. Go see at all costs because you arrive on the highest road in Europe (but not the pass because it is the neck of the Iseran 2764 m up the road of the great Alps.)
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  • Great site. Charming well maintained road. Military remains. Breathtaking landscapes. Inquire about the date of opening or closing of the pass. Caution with cyclists.
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  • magnificent passage between two valleys on the Mediterranean coast. You have to be careful because of many cyclists, bikers.
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  • Very beautiful.
  • dangerous beware
  • An exceptional place. The road to access offers scenery superb must s stop as it is possible to do nothing magnifying glass and once you have arrived at the Bonette pass it s offer you an extraordinary landscape with a view at 360 degrees that is breath. If you're in the area go absolutely. Attention even in the summer are planning some warm clothes.
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  • Wonderful experience! Made in September 2017 we only had the problem that the return it was snowing and there was fog: patience! It lasted "only" 18 km of switchbacks at 10 mph with 500 kg under but cmq to recommend especially for motorcyclists.
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  • Arrive at Europe's highest road bike was a unique and amazing experience. With very little traffic, I've enjoyed breathtaking views, on a beautiful sunny day. We are back again. Always the same great emotions.
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