Col d'Ayen

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Mountain - New

It is not a col famous for being a difficult climb in the south of the Alps but it is one of the most spectacular. It follows the Gorges du Verdon between Moustiers Sainte Marie, capital of Faience, and La Palud, where de Route des crêtes and the sentier Blanc-Martel start. The ride starts early in the morning to avoid the heavy traffic of tourists stopping at the various Belvederes to admire the green waters of the Verdon lying 300m below the road. Once you have reached the 1032 m col d'Ayen, you head back to Moustiers.

33.18km
DISTANCE
01:31:51
DURATION
692m
ELEVATION
389
TOUGHNESS