From the sublime Côte d’Azur, you will climb the Préalpes d’Azur park to reach the Gorges du Verdon and the Géant de Provence: Mont Ventoux (1,909m). After this mythical ascent, you will cross the Écrins national park and join the highest road in Europe with the Col de la Bonette (2,802m). You will then finish with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea.
The South region of France is famous for the beauty of its landscapes, its peaceful lifestyle and its authentic culture. Bordered by the Mediterranean sea, it has 8 natural parks and a very varied geology (clues, gorges, lakes …).
The South region and its 6 departments are THE climbers’ paradise with the highest passes in France. Its many picturesque villages have a unique charm that characterizes the South of France.
The numerous bakeries, fountains and shops accessible along the route are part of the French experience and will remind you of the values of the Tour and its first cyclists who have pedaled in these places.