Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette

Elevation profile Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Elevation profile Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Elevation profile Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
674
difficulty points
4.1%
avg. gradient
12%
steepest 100 meter
29.2km
length
1211m
total ascent

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Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette is a climb in the region Serre Ponçon. It is 29.2km long and bridges 1211 vertical meters with an average gradient of 4.1%, resulting in a difficulty score of 674. The top of the ascent is located at 2335 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 12 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 11 photos.

Road name: D902

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
In 2018 during a five-day cycling holiday in Barcelonette I cycled up this col twice in that week. Beautiful climb that I really wanted to cycle again. Very relaxed, good road surface, beautiful views and nowhere really steep. At the bottom there are a few bends with very poor visibility so you have... read more
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Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette

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Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
This climb
Serre Ponçon
123 climbs
Provence & Riviera
406 climbs
French Alps
1042 climbs
Alps
2673 climbs
France
4402 climbs
Europe
16161 climbs
Difficulty points
674
1
rank
15
47% easier than
Col de la Bonette
rank
39
50% easier than
Mont Ventoux
rank
210
58% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
891
rank
327
58% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
1356
Average gradient
4.1%
rank
100
61% less steep than
Mur de Pallon
rank
302
68% less steep than
Mur de Monieux from Monieux
rank
854
76% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
2317
81% less steep than
Muro di Lundo from Lundo
rank
3007
76% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
10682
85% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
29.2km
rank
1
rank
6
rank
14
38% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
49
rank
30
38% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
117
Total ascent
1211m
rank
4
24% less ascent than
Col de la Bonette
rank
17
rank
62
41% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
251
43% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
93
41% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
409
56% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
9 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

25% 75% 0%
Based on 8 votes
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Traffic

100% 0% 0%
Based on 10 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 04:10:34
11 km/h 02:39:27
15 km/h 01:56:55
19 km/h 01:32:18

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Reviews/stories (12)

Titouan-GBN
3 Mo 01:40:59 (17.4km/h)
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Superb ascent accessible to all in spite of these 26 kilometers of ascent, the Cayolle pass does not present strong percentages. Moreover this road is in harmony with the marmots.

Superbe ascension accessible à tous malgré ces 26 kilomètres d'ascension, le col de la Cayolle ne présente pas de forts pourcentages. De plus cette route est en harmonie avec les marmottes.

Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
Smieterpit
3 Mo 02:02:22 (14.3km/h)
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Magnificent climb, really one from a movie. Once you've left Barcelonnette, you're immediately on a beautiful road with the river below you, which you will cross from time to time via beautiful bridges, and steep, wooded slopes to the left and right. The start is not steep and the road runs well, also there is almost no traffic. About halfway there is a flat spot where you can take a break, and then the steeper part starts. The trees disappear and the marmots appear, the bridges and the views remain. The cycling remains easy. The view at the top is nice, but there is a lot of wind. The descent on the other side towards Saint Michel is very varied, steep, curvy, and not always good tarmac. So be careful. Ridden on 26 Aug'21,

Magnifieke klim, echt eentje uit een film. Als je Barcelonnette achter je hebt gelaten zit je direct op een schitterende weg met onder je de rivier die je via mooie bruggen af en toe over zal steken, en links en rechts steile, beboste hellingen. Het begin is niet steil en de weg loopt lekker, ook is er bijna geen verkeer. Ongeveer halverwege is er een plat stukje waar je even een reepje kan nemen en dan begint het steilere stuk. De bomen verdwijnen en de marmotten verschijnen, de bruggen en de vergezichten blijven. Het fietsen blijft goed te doen. Het uitzicht op de top is mooi, maar wel veel wind. De afdaling aan de andere kant richting Saint Michel is heel gevarieerd, steil, bochtig en niet altijd even goed asfalt. Oppassen dus. Gereden op 26 aug'21,

Anthony
4 Mo
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In 2018 during a five-day cycling holiday in Barcelonette I cycled up this col twice in that week. Beautiful climb that I really wanted to cycle again. Very relaxed, good road surface, beautiful views and nowhere really steep. At the bottom there are a few bends with very poor visibility so you have to be very careful with oncoming traffic, but that is of course always the case. A few minutes before me, someone drove into a ravine because of this, with all its consequences.

In 2018 tijdens een vijfdaagse fietsvakantie in Barcelonette ben ik deze col twee keer in die week opgefietst. Prachtige klim die ik persé nogmaals op wilde fietsen. Heerlijk ontspannen kunnen fietsen, goed wegdek, prachtige vergezichten en nergens echt steil. Onderaan enkele bochten met héél slecht zicht waardoor je erg moet oppassen met tegenliggers, maar dat geldt natuurlijk altijd. Enkele minuten voor me is iemand hierdoor het ravijn in gereden, met alle gevolgen van dien.

Zafonk
5 Mo
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Probably one of the most beautiful climbs to do. Nature in its purest form.
Little traffic. Sheep, birds, waterfalls, silence, pleasant slopes, a winding road, coolness and sunshine: a real treat! The descent is also very pleasant.

Probablement une des plus belles montées à faire. La nature a l'état pur.
Peu de circulation. Des moutons, des oiseaux, des chutes d'eau, le silence, des pourcentages agréables, une route sinueuse, de la fraicheur et du soleil: le pied !! La descente est très agréable aussi.

Robert
6 Mo
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From the cycling mecca Barcelonnette certainly not the most difficult, but certainly the most beautiful! The approach (false flat) through a gorche along a wild flowing river is the ideal relaxation for what is to come. Once you cross the river at Bayasse, the climb really starts with beautiful hairpins and views. It never really gets difficult, so you have plenty of time to look around and enjoy.

Vanuit het fietswalhalla Barcelonnette zeker niet de moeilijkste, maar wel de allermooiste! De aanloop (vals plat) door een gorche langs een wildstromende rivier is de ideale ontspanning voor wat komen gaat. Als je eenmaal de rivier oversteekt bij Bayasse, begint de beklimming echt met mooie haarspeldbochten en uitzichten. Het wordt nooit echt moeilijk, zodat je alle tijd hebt om rond te kijken en te genieten.

Col de la Cayolle from Barcelonnette
patrickbaert
10 Mo
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The Col de la Cayolle climbs spectacularly after the start from Barcelonnette via a narrow road slightly ascending through the beautiful narrow rocky gorge "Gorges du Bachelard" where one lane winds between rock face and abyss with deep below the river.
Followed by small villages where you cycle over the river or waterfalls via some arched bridges.
At the end of the valley in Bayasse (1785m.) start the somewhat heavier 9 final kilometers with hairpin bends up the mountain ridge. You then effectively enter the Mercantour National Park of which the 360° natural beauty, including many sheep, unfolds above the tree line. The summit lies right in the middle of it.
There are bike information signs every kilometer.

TOPKLIM in all its facets (natural beauty / no traffic / no extreme % unless extremely beautiful!!!)
For me one of the most beautiful!

De Col de la Cayolle klimt na de aanloop vanuit Barcelonnette direct spectaculair via een smalle weg licht stijgend door de prachtige nauwe rotskloof "Gorges du Bachelard" waar 1 rijstrook tussen rotswand en afgrond kronkelt met diep beneden de rivier.
Gevolgd door kleine dorpjes waar je via enkele boogbruggetjes over de rivier of watervallen fietst.
Aan het einde van het dal in Bayasse (1785m.) beginnen de iets zwaardere 9 slotkilometers met haarspeldbochten de bergkam op. Men fietst dan ook effectief het Nationaal Park van de Mercantour binnen waarvan de 360° natuurpracht, inclusief veel schapen, zich boven de boomgrens ontvouwd. De top ligt er middenin.
Er zijn elke kilometer de fietsinfobordjes .

TOPKLIM in al zijn facetten (natuurpracht / geen verkeer / geen extreme % tenzij extreem mooi!!!)
Voor mij één van de mooiste!

Inuk
1 y
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Incredibly cool descent, along balcony routes. I found m more beautiful than the bonette in contrast to many stories. Pearl of the environment. Only on the descent you see how beautiful the climb was, but that you always less by up

Ongelooflijk gave afdaling, langs balcony routes. Ik vond m mooier dan de bonette in tegenstellingen tot veel verhalen. Parel van de omgeving. Pas op de afdaling zie je hoe mooi de klim was, maar dat heb je altijd minder door omhoog

MHippo
1 y 02:15:00 (13km/h)
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Not too difficult from Barcelonnette, but one of the most beautiful. Watch out for sheep herds with patous! But that goes for many cols above 2000 m.

Niet al te zwaar vanuit Barcelonnette, maar wel een van de allermooiste. Let op de schapenkuddes met patous! Maar dat geldt voor heel veel cols boven de 2000 m.

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Thijs
2 y
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Magnificent climb! The first 20 km are very relaxing through a valley, only the last 8 are real climbs. These last 8 easily reach the 8 percent and are unexpected. Beautiful road surface, little traffic and magnificent views.

Prachtige klim! De eerste 20 kilometer zijn heerlijk ontspannend door een vallei, pas de laatste 8 zijn echt klimmen. Deze laatste 8 halen met gemak de 8 procent en komen onverwacht. Prachtig wegdek, weinig verkeer en schitterende uitzichten.

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Kristof VB
3 y
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Beautiful climb, not so much because of its difficulty but purely in terms of landscape. After that, you can also do the col des champs and the col d'Allos!

Prachtige beklimming, niet zozeer door zijn lastigheid maar puur qua landschap. Daarna kan je ook mooi de col des champs en de col d'Allos aandoen!

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Willem Lindeboom
5 y
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A beautiful climb. But make no mistake about it. The first 20 km are beautiful and run well. Actually better and better the longer you go. But the last eight kilometres (after the turn) go up 7 to 8%.

Een prachtige klim. Maar vergis je er niet in. De eerste 20 kilometer zijn mooi en lopen goed. Steeds beter eigenlijk naarmate je langer bezig bent. Maar de laatste acht kilometer (na de afslag) gaan toch echt nog 7 tot 8% omhoog.

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Frank van Dam
5 y
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Awesome climb. One of the most beautiful I have ever cycled. The climb is not difficult so there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Schitterende klim. Eén van de mooiste die ik ooit heb gefietst. De klim is niet lastig dus er is gelegenheid genoeg om van het prachtige landschap te genieten.

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