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Cycling in the Ubaye valley

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The Ubaye valley is heaven for cyclists looking for thrills and good climbs! Come and tackle the roads and passes of the Ubaye in the wheel tracks of the greatest racing cyclists of the Tour de France!

7 mythical passes and hundreds of kilometres of cycle-touring circuits for you, from the lake of Serre-Ponçon to the south and up to the Italian border.

Le brevet des 7 cols Ubayens (7 Ubaye passes certificate)

This certificate rewards the ascension of the 7 passes in the Ubaye valley:

  • Cayolle pass (2,326-metre elevation),
  • Bonette pass (2,715-metre elevation),
  • Vars pass (2,108-metre elevation),
  • Sainte Anne pass (1,830-metre elevation),
  • Pontis pass (1,301-metre elevation),
  • Saint Jean pass (1,333-metre elevation),
  • Allos pass (2,247-metre elevation).

In all the tourist offices, you will be given a card that you punch at the top of each of the 7 passes.

If your starting point is Barcelonnette, in the centre of the valley, you will be pedalling for nearly 400 km with a height difference of 7,170 metres!

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Find out more about 7 Ubaye passes certificate: www.ubaye.com

 

Ideas for bike rides and circuits in the Ubaye valley

Find ideas for bike rides and circuits to suit all levels and tastes.

They were thought up and tested by cyclists!

  • Col de la Cayolle, col des Champs, col d’Allos – 124-km loop
  • Le tour du lac de Serre-Ponçon – 120-km loop
  • Col de la Cayolle, Valberg, col de la Couillole – 192-km loop
  • Barcelonnette, col de Vars, Guillestre, Saint-André d’Embrun, Savines – 126-km loop
  • Col d’Allos, Col du Corobin, Digne-les-Bains, Col Saint-Jean – 201-km loop
  • De Barcelonnette à Maljasset – 72-km round trip
  • De Barcelonnette à l’Abbaye du Laverq – 64-km round trip
  • Tour des Chapeliers par Uvernet-Fours et Saint-Pons – 17-km loop

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La Bonette in the Ubaye valley

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