Col de la Cayolle

Country France
From Guillaumes
To Barcelonnette
Length 61,8km
Highest elevation 2.334m
Lowest elevation 791m
Col de la Cayelle is placed at the border between Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in France. This high mountain pass stands at an elevation of 2,326 m and is known as a French balcony road, which is defined as a spine-chilling lanes that are cut into the sides of the cliff. Care should be taken when driving on roads such as these - as there is no room for error due to the single narrow track that runs along the shoulder - leaving no room for other vehicles to pass. Barcelonnette, Jausiers and Saint Martin d' Entraunes are 3 likely routes that can be taken to get to this pass and it’s quite a scenic journey. The descent from Col de la Boucharde offers travelers views of Mont Palet and Cimet summits and Gorge de Daluis gives off a Grand Cayon-like appeal with its striking crimson rocks. Whether driving or cycling - Col de la Cayelle is among the favorites for those who have traveled this pass.
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