• Brevet des 7 cols

Brevet des 7 cols

No deadline, no minimum speed...

To join the club of those having earnt the « Brevet des 7 cols » you simply have to climb all seven of the Ubaye’s impressive cols, at your own pace.

These seven passes, all different, once linked our valley to the rest of the world. Perfectly suited to cyclists, they brush alongside the Mercantour National Park.

Les Fillys and Pontis, offer unique views over the Serre-Ponçon lake in the west.

La Cayolle and Allos are classics of the Tour de France.

The col of La Bonette, on Europe’s highest road requires its own portion of sweat and adrenalin.

To the east, the aerial climbs of Sainte-Anne and the col de Vars run alongside the peaks of Le Parpaillon.

In all, 400 km, a 7 200 m climb and amazing sensations are reserved for the 400 « everyday heroes » who earn the certificate each year. Why not you ?

Clocking in at the summit

To participate in the « Brevet des sept cols » you need to obtain a free punch card from any of the tourist offices in the valley.

At the summit of each col, a cunning little machine awaits you! Slip your punch card inside and validate your climb before each descent. After the seven cols are all ticked off, the prestigious "Brevet" will be handed over.

The 7 cols

As part of the "Brevet des 7 cols" the climb to Sainte-Anne has replaced the col de Larche, which is currently closed to cyclists by a préfectoral decree.

Click the image to discover the col.

Col de la Bonette (2802m)
Col de Vars (2108m)
Col de la Cayolle (2326m)
Col d'Allos (2247m)
Col des Fillys (1322m)
Montée de Sainte-Anne (1840m)
Col de Pontis (1301m)