• The climb to Sainte-Anne

The climb to Sainte-Anne (1840m)

Intense training

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. Although the climb isn’t long it clocks up a height gain of 550 m and an average gradient of 8.5 % including a kilometre at 11 %. A nice little challenge !

Excellent training for the cols of this area, the climb is also very picturesque. The section between Jausiers and La Condamine serves as a warm-up.

Once you set off for the ski resort of Sainte-Anne the view is unobstructed in all directions and after the chapel of Sainte-Anne the panorama reaches all the way to the ski resort.

Start: Barcelonnette 1 135 m.
Diffrence in height: 730 m.
Average slope: 9 %.
maximum slope: 12 %.
Card-punching machine: Cabin at the entrance of the village

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Famous peaks, chapels, the Parpaillon valley and chamois on the crags above the village of La Condamine.

Photo stops will be frequent, but on the way back !

A little local knowledge

Cold drinks and the dish of the day are available to enjoy on the terrace of the Gîte du Belvédère, opposite the Tête de Siguret and the ridge of the Côtes mountain chain.

A word from a cyclist

"Fabulous views in all directions - a very enjoyable afternoon’s ride."