Tour du Blayeul N°1-Easy 65km-3h

Tour of Blayeul N°1 Digne-les-Bains © Thibaut VERGOZ
Tour of Blayeul N°1 Digne-les-Bains © WEGO Production
Tour of Blayeul N°1 Digne-les-Bains © WEGO Production
Tour of Blayeul N°1 Digne-les-Bains © A. Gibelin

Tour of Blayeul N°1 Digne-les-Bains
Tour of Blayeul N°1 Digne-les-Bains
Tour of Blayeul N°1 Digne-les-Bains
Tour of Blayeul N°1 Digne-les-Bains
You will go up the spectacular and tortuous Bès valley, rich in geological curiosities, then you will go around this emblematic mountain before descending through the Bléone valley. What a contrast between the two sides!

Description

This 65 km loop takes you through mountain landscapes, north of Digne les Bains, to discover the geological particularities of the Geopark of Haute-Provence.
From Digne les Bains, take the road to Barles. At the exit of the city: the Museum Promenade and the Dalles aux ammonites.
Follow the direction of Barles, through the famous Clues de Barles, a breathtaking geological formation! Possibility of swimming in the Bès.
Cross Barles and continue towards Verdaches, via the clues of the same name.
Pass the Col du Labouret (2,1km at 4%) and observe the constructions: this pass marks the architectural limit between the Alps (sloping roofs) and Provence (flatter and tiled roofs).
Continue the loop through the villages of Haute Bléone: La Javie, Le Brusquet. At Marcoux, turn right and return via Clos de Jaline. The road joins the road to Barles, on which you started your route.

Profile

  • Elevation: 700 m
  • Tag
  • Positive elevation: 700 m
  • Distance: 65 km
  • Duration in hours: 3h0

Situation

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Activities on site

  • Cycling sports
  • Cycle touring route

Prices

Free access.

Opening

All year.