Post stage reports of my Tour de France 2014 – part 3, with the “Brevet des 7 cols de l’Ubaye” and some amazing side events.
Our final stay this Tour was in Jausiers, located some 7 kilometers from Barcelonnette, were we had an apartment in, right at the foot of the Bonette.
In fact, no less than three of the cols for the “brevet des 7 cols de l’Ubaye” are starting here: besides the Bonette, the Vars and the ‘Montée de Sant-Anne’ start around the corner. Plus, the Larche is nearby, but that is no longer part of the brevet.
However, I planned on climbing that anyway, perhaps combined with the Fauniera.
Two more climbs – the Cayolle and the Allos – are starting from Barcelonnette and the final two – Saint-Jean and Pontis – are a bit further away, starting from Le Lauzet, some 20 kilometers from Barcelonnette, between 25 and 30 from Jausiers.
You can also rent a B&B room with Heidi and Kristof – if you ever consider going to the area, I highly recommend this place!
After returning home safely, I will have to adapt to the flats first, while going through the over 1,000 pictures taken by Paula and then write up a highlight report with a “best of” gallery.
Adding up the numbers on Strava gives me 1,160 kilometers of cycling and over 37,000 meters of elevation gain – give or take an ear…
Tour de France 2014 – main page.