I descended towards Barcelonnette – on my bike this time – in the morning to tackle the Cayolle.
Some two kilometers out of Barcelonnette, you get to the junction of the Cayolle and the Col d’Allos. The latter is also the entry to the climb up to the ski station of Pra-Loup.
Upon leaving Uvernet-Fours, you enter the more spectacular part of this climb, the Gorges du Bachelard. The road has been carved out of the rocks and is spectacular, albeit narrow.
This means any wide vehicle or vehicles higher than 3 meters, will get stuck 🙂 So no trucks, no campers and in fact, there’s not much traffic at all.
After you pass through Chapelle Saint-Blasse, the road widens a bit.
At Bayasse, a short series of hairpins leads up to the second part of the climb.