Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane

Elevation profile Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Elevation profile Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Elevation profile Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
521
difficulty points
6.1%
avg. gradient
18%
steepest 100 meters
10.3km
length
624m
total ascent

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Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane is a climb in the region Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. It is 10.3km long and bridges 624 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.1%, resulting in a difficulty score of 521. The top of the ascent is located at 1366 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 6 reviews of this climb and uploaded 9 photos.

Road name: D102

5.0 by Nikos
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Nice climb with great views of the blue lac du Chaudanne! Quiet road with little traffic.... read more
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Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane

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Statistics

Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
This climb
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
150 climbs
Provence
731 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
969 climbs
French Alps
1789 climbs
Alps
5144 climbs
France
13077 climbs
Europe
46283 climbs
Difficulty points
521
rank
20
rank
75
rank
106
rank
453
68% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2000
rank
746
68% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
3948
Average gradient
6.1%
rank
61
46% less steep than
Plaine de Barbaro from Riez
rank
229
rank
359
rank
939
rank
3255
77% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
4635
rank
15987
79% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
10.3km
rank
31
rank
120
rank
164
rank
458
78% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
1545
rank
1169
78% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
4924
Total ascent
624m
rank
18
61% less ascent than
Cime de la Bonette
rank
83
rank
119
rank
457
70% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1859
71% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
866
70% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
4231

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
8 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:28:03
11 km/h 00:56:02
15 km/h 00:41:05
19 km/h 00:32:26

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Reviews (6)

Nikos
1 y 5.0
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Nice climb with great views of the blue lac du Chaudanne!
Quiet road with little traffic.

Mooie klim met geweldige uitzichten op het blauwe lac du Chaudanne!
Rustige weg met weinig verkeer.

Agostinho53
2 y 5.0 01:07:02 (9.2km/h)
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The first few hundred meters as you ride away from the Chaudanne reservoir are an assault on your constitution. I didn't really know the profile of the climb and that really came in hard. After that, it gets punchy without being really steep. It is a nice asphalted, not too wide road with a number of hairpin bends and you have almost constantly a view of the lake of which the water seems to become more and more blue. Once halfway at the T-junction.... turn left towards a climb of about 300 m. You come to a viaduct from where you have a beautiful view on both the lake right in front of you, and the lake of Castillon on the right side. Then you turn around and ride the second part of the climb. Once you've passed the village of Demandolx, the climb is gentle enough to reach the top. From there you can climb even higher to the ski station of Soleilhas-Vauplane.

De eerste paar honderd meter als je van het stuwmeer van Chaudanne wegrijdt zijn een aanslag op je gestel. Ik kende het profiel van de klim niet echt en dat kwam echt wel hard binnen. Daarna wordt het pittig zonder echt steil te zijn. Het is een mooi geasfalteerde, niet al te brede weg met een aantal haarspeldbochten en je hebt bijna constant zicht op het stuwmeer waarvan het water alsmaar blauwer lijkt te worden. Eenmaal halfweg op de T-splitsing.... rij even naar links richting een klimmetje op van een 300 m. Je komt op een viaduct vanwaar je een prachtig zicht hebt op zowel het stuwmeer recht voor je, als op het meer van Castillon op de rechter zijde. Daarna keer je terug om en rij je het tweede gedeelte van de klim. Een maal het dorpje Demandolx voorbij gaat het gezapig omhoog om uiteindelijk op de top uit te komen. Van daaruit kan je nog hoger klimmen naar skistation van Soleilhas-Vauplane.

Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Douwe29
1 y
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Are the first few metres actually that steep? I was there in 2018 and I don't remember this. Moreover, Strava also says only around 7%

Zijn de eerste meters daadwerkelijk zo steil? Ik was er in 2018 en ik kan mij dit niet herinneren. Strava zegt bovendien ook maar rond de 7%

Jeroen
2 y 4.0
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Downright beautiful climb. There is some traffic, but not really disturbing. Along the way you are treated to views of the lake. From the village the climb becomes easier, but also less beautiful. Nevertheless, highly recommended!

Ronduit prachtige klim. Er is wat verkeer, maar niet echt storend. Onderweg word je getrakteerd op vergezichten over het meer. Vanaf het dorp wordt de klim makkelijker, maar ook minder mooi. Desondanks een dikke aanrader!

Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane
tomvdvreken
2 y 3.0
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Nice climb with 2 faces. The first hectares after the turnoff at the lake are pretty tough. Shortly before the exit to Demandolx it goes downhill for a while with a nice view on another lake on the right. After the village it goes slowly uphill. At the top you can turn left and climb some more to ski resort Vauplane.

Leuke klim met 2 gezichten. De eerste hectometers na de afslag aan het meer zijn best pittig. Kort voor de afslag naar Demandolx gaat het even bergaf met een mooi uitzicht op een ander stuwmeer rechts. Na het dorpje gaat het gezapig bergop. Op de top kan je linksaf nog wat extra klimmen naar ski-oord Vauplane.

mcwieger
3 y 4.0

Magnificent climb on a not too busy, good quality road. Great first part, hair pins under the trees. Check out the view on Lac de Chaudanne!

Col de Saint Barnabé from Castellane