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Confidence Giving Road

We stayed in Guillestre for a motorcycling trip and ended up riding this local Col a few times in... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
StellaPyrenees
,
Hautes-Pyrenees, France
Hard climb but worth it

Do it on a bike - if not you're cheating! nice restaurant at the top with a friendly welcome. Good... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
cjd24
,
Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Sep 25, 2017
“Confidence Giving Road”
Sep 24, 2017
“Hard climb but worth it”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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D902, Guillestre, France
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We stayed in Guillestre for a motorcycling trip and ended up riding this local Col a few times in each direction - a great confidence giving road for the start of a trip to the Alps!

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Do it on a bike - if not you're cheating! nice restaurant at the top with a friendly welcome. Good bananas for dipping in your hot chocolate

Thank cjd24
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

We drove over the Col de Vars on our journey to and from Guillestre for our holidays. Both times we stopped in the Igloo Cafe to sit outside with a coffee and delicious cakes and croissants to admire the stunning scenery. On our way to...More

Thank Colin H
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

I cycled here from La Roche de Rame. It is an amazing cycle with superb views. Well worth the effort. It was even quite entertaining going through the various ski resorts on the way to the col itself!

Thank teamcosmicasf
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

We drove up this col today although my husband has cycled up a couple of times before. It is very beautiful with many photo opportunities. there are many lovely walks all around and today I saw a marmot for the first time.At this. time of...More

Thank lewLew15
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

Up and down the Col twice. Southern side is quite different. Great climb though - would recommend it. Hard work from Guillestre when it's hot but well worth it at the Col.

Thank JaneMB68
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Reviewed November 17, 2014

Col de Vars Col de la Bonnette Col de la Cayolle Col d'Allos and one could go on almost endlessly. Go there outside of the holiday season and you will be king of the road! The panorama's are amazing and the roads demand a lot...More

1  Thank CasperKeller
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Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Cycled the Cars as part of the Route De Grande Alpes. The Vars is very fast on the way down . south side. Fab views too.

4  Thank Hill-Special
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

A roadside cafe that is powered by generators.... Coffee and "tarte aux Myrtilles" every time..... but watch out for the german motorcyclists as you cross the road!

Thank Marshal_6
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Mountains are really impressive and the view keeps changeing. Dont drive to close to the cyclists, they need space!

1  Thank SMatth
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