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D1091, 38860 Mont-de-Lans, Frankreich, Rhone-Alpes

D1091, Écrins National Park, 05480 Villar-d'Arêne, France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Trip Total

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time 6h:21m 2h:48m 9h:09m
distance 322.7km
(200.5mi)
138.7km
(86.2mi)
461.4km
(286.7mi)
  • 52.8km (32.8mi)
  • 1h:00m
  • *mountains*

Col du Lautaret - Briançon - D1091 3.9/5

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  • D1091, 38860 Mont-de-Lans, Frankreich
  • France
  • Rhone-Alpes
  • 10 Rue Porte Méane, 05100 Briançon, Frankreich
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Latitude 45.04515 44.89942
Longitude 6.1359600000001 6.64318

description

We normally seem to do this one going north, don't know why. I think going south (downhill is better). From Briançon up to just before the Col du Lautaret is a fast main road. It's one of the main routes out of Grenoble and can be really busy at times, however, casino online it is wide and most bikes'll have little trouble polishing off the traffic if you get stuck in a convoy. Off-peak then just get that knee down on the ton-up sweepers. The final section is particularly good, Long, wide curves, some through galleries, and very fast, just before the turn-off to the Galibier

Transit

1.6 km (1.0) mi
6 minutes
  • 33.0km (20.5mi)
  • 0h:43m
  • *mountains*

D902- Briançon - Château-Queryas - Col de l'Izoard 4.3/5

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  • 10-14 Avenue du Col-d'Izoard, 05100 Briançon, Frankreich
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • D902, 05350 Château-Ville-Vieille, Frankreich
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Latitude 44.89304 44.74805
Longitude 6.63792 6.77199

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The only occasional stretch of bumpy and rough road doesn't do anything to spoil the enjoyment of this - once teeth-jarringly bumpy, now remade and smooth While you will find a couple of good examples available with items such Curler Casino from Paddy Energy and Jack Wild Casino (headed up by ex-Ladbrokes digital chief Erectile dysfunction Andrewes) where early success continues to be had, generally mobile.the-best-casinos-online.info items aren’t of the standard that they must be. it's one of the few roads that gets better when they "improve" it. Generally good visibilty and a varied mix of dry woodlands and scree slopes. It's worth it if only for the Mars-like scenery in the Parc National du Queryas

Transit

0.2 km (0.1) mi
1 minutes
  • 16.1km (10.0mi)
  • 0h:17m
  • *mountains*

D902 Combe du Queyras 4.1/5

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  • D902, 05350 Château-Ville-Vieille, Frankreich
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Riou Bel, 05600 Guillestre, Frankreich
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Latitude 44.74692 44.65381
Longitude 6.7708700000001 6.65406

description

Absolutely stunning, in every sense of the word.

Going south, we descend from the superlative Col d'Izoard, and hang a right on the 902. Running south along the Guil river- we have an nice オンライン カジノ ribbon of road with nice flowing corners. As we continue down, the canyon tightens up and so does the road- eventually ending up in a very narrow road hanging on the side of a cliff.

The surface of the 902 is pretty good all the way, with the narrow section at the bottom being resurfaced in 2012.

If you are anywhere close to this area, this is a must ride road!

Transit

21.9 km (13.6) mi
29 minutes
  • 71.6km (44.5mi)
  • 1h:25m
  • *mountains*

Col de Var - D902/D900 0.0/5

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  • Rouet, 05350 Château-Ville-Vieille, France
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Rue Bérenger, 04400 Barcelonnette, France
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Latitude 44.76602 44.38633
Longitude 6.8058599999999 6.65061

description

Châteeau-Queryas - Barcelonnett Yet again, a fairly bumpy stretch down to Guillestre, a nice little tourist town - despite the bustle during the day it is pretty quiet in the evening. From here - Performing analytics over hard drive failure To perform the hard drive failure analytics operations, we will use streaming with R and Hadoop (without the HadoopStreaming package). over the Col de Vars - is a good ride, bumpy in places but much improved recently. Varied - it passes through woodland, grassland and a great, fast gorge, dotted with the od quarry (and the HGVs to go with it) overtaking is easy. Past Jausieres (remember this place - the turn-off for the Col de la Bonette, the "big one" at 2802m)

Transit

9.1 km (5.6) mi
13 minutes
  • 63.3km (39.3mi)
  • 1h:25m
  • *mountains*

Col de la Bonette - D64/D2205 4.9/5

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  • Le Chef Lieu, Nationalpark Mercantour, 04850 Jausiers, Frankreich
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Noiret, Nationalpark Mercantour, 06420 Isola, Frankreich
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Latitude 44.41958 44.18703
Longitude 6.73324 7.05089

description

Barcelonnette is also the gateway to one of the great routes of the Alps, the Cime de la Bonette .There are several claims as to the highest tarmacked pass in the Alps, but this one actually wins at 2802m, because the French cheated by building an otherwise useless loop above the actual pass. This actually makes the road another 87m above the real pass.

Take the main road east out of Barcelonnette and then take a right at Jausiers. The pass may be signposted as the Col de Restefond [2678m]which is part of the route just before the top on the north ramp.

This pass is high, we've nearly always tackled it in good or moderate weather conditions, but if it's cool and raining in Barcelonnette, it could be snowing at the top. Any bike with carburettors is also going to suffer a big power drop due to the low air pressure. It can feel like ringing the neck out of a 125 cc learner. (Worse, if you are on a 125, think garden strimmer)
The pass as a whole can be divided into 3 main sections:

The North Ramp:
Moderate/Easy. The best bit.
The hairpins start before you even get out of town. The surface used to be a bit bumpy and patched up. Only the first bit out of Jausiers is still a bit uneven as they've finished resurfacing and in places rebuilding the whole north ramp. It is now a complete blinder!

The fairly wide road is demanding, it took us 24 minutes to drive the 24 km to the top (that was back in 1999 with the old narrow bumpy road...). There are some moderate straights, and every degree of curve or hairpin you can imagine, mostly medium/tight to wide corners. The countryside is barren and bleak except for the flocks of sheep straying across the road. Do watch out for these especially just before the scree slopes at the top. A good excuse to take a breather and take in some of the fantastic views. Or perhaps some of you may just want to check out the local talent.
The very top is black slate scree slopes and very, very desolate.Think Magrathea.

The South Ramp: Top to Port Haute
The southern ramp from the top starts off moderately. It passes through an abandoned army barracks (This is the Route Napoleon. Check out the cartoon murals inside). After the barracks the road narrows and the hairpins are many and tight. This open treeless, crass-covered scree slope suffers continual subsidence in a BIG way. This really was the bumpiest bit of road that I've ever ridden. Horrible. We used to rate this bit difficult. It's now been totally remade from top to bottom and freshly resurfaced for the Tour de France in 2008, apart from a couple of hairpins near the restaurant just above the treeline. The road is still just that bit too narrow to make it more than a pleasant ride, but pleasant it is and the scenery is impressive.

The South Ramp: Port Haute to St Sauveur sur Tinée
This is an easy section, and on average a ton-up stretch. Going down, you enter some trees where the road surface returns to civilisation. The road twists through a narrow river gorge, which gradually widens and the road becomes straighter and faster.....Eventually you arrive at a 4 mile plus straight. The road is dead straight; there're no towns or side turnings. Must be time to clean out those carbs that got clogged up on the pass! Officer.

The Cime de la Bonette now has a great surface and the northern ramp some brilliant corners and knee down hairpins. Even without those plus points its sheer scale makes it one of the biker routes of the Alps.
Continuing down the Gorges de Valabres, just before the town of St. Sauveur sur Tinée you reach red rock country. Yep, the rocks and cliff faces round here are a dark red. Metamorphic rock, according to Tim, who knows these sort of things. Heading further southwards and the road becomes a wide main road with fast sweepers as it follows the Tinée River. Eventually you join the major road the N202. Here the fun officially ends. Another 20 miles onwards and you are in Nice heading for the beach.

Transit

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0 minutes
  • 42.1km (26.1mi)
  • 0h:53m
  • *mountains*

Isola - Isola 2000 - Col de Lombarde - Roviera - 97 4.1/5

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  • 4 Place Joseph Borelli, Réserve de Chasse du Mercantour, 06420 Isola, France
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Strada Statale 21, 12010 Vinadio, Province of Cuneo, Italy
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
Latitude 44.18655 44.3035
Longitude 7.05264 7.1520399999999

description

Carry on southwards and there is a possible diversion to the ski resort of Isola 2000. The road from Isola to the ski resort of Isola 2000 is wide smooth and steep with a lot of wide hairpins, many in pairs, suitable for the busses that go there in the winter. We did it in Summer with no traffic and in the pouring rain - we didn't enjoy it a bit, but in the dry it is sure to be a great blast up the mountain.
Between Isola 2000 and the top of the pass there is a very narrow - single track most of the way - bumpy couple of miles. The Col de Lombarde has recently been fully paved and is narrow at the top which makes it difficult to overtake if there's traffic. Lower down it's twisty and steep in places through trees with vaery many hairpins - given an empty road it is a nice ride. Nice scenery from open moor to thick woodland in a narrow gorge.

Transit

0.2 km (0.1) mi
0 minutes
  • 43.9km (27.3mi)
  • 0h:36m
  • *mountains*
  • This road may be seasonally closed

Col de Larche - SS21/N900 4.0/5

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  • Strada Statale 21, 12010 Vinadio, Province of Cuneo, Italy
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • D900, 04530 Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye, France
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Latitude 44.30262 44.47691
Longitude 7.1505099999999 6.76737

description

Fairly busy main route with some commercial traffic. The Italian side is wide, well surfaced with a number of wide hairpins and some fast straights so passing is not an issue . The road surface deteriorates abit on the French side but is still OK. Not many hairpins but lots of fast sweepers and straights.

Transit

105.2 km (65.4) mi
117 minutes

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location

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  • D1091, Écrins National Park, 05480 Villar-d'Arêne, France
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • D1091, Écrins National Park, 05480 Villar-d'Arêne, France
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Latitude 45.0462371 45.0462371
Longitude 6.32889950000003 6.32889950000003

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Fabulous ride is the high French alps!! Bucket list trip.
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Fabulous!

Fabulous ride is the high French alps!! Bucket list trip.

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