Cime de la Bonette

The highest road in Europe, over the Col de la Bonette, two hours north of Nice, makes a loop around the Cime de la Bonette, where it reaches its greatest height (2802 m/9309 ft.). From here the peak (2860 m/9502 ft.) can in normal conditions be climbed in 20 minutes, but with slippery melting new snow, as here in late September, it took a bit longer.

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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 12, 2007 12:33 pm - Voted 10/10

got to like...

that approach!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - May 12, 2007 4:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: got to like...

Yes, it is not much of a climb, but the view is quite impressive on a clear day.

om

om - Dec 7, 2007 5:51 am - Voted 10/10

I did it - the summit-

With the road bike, coming from Barcelonette...

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Dec 7, 2007 6:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I did it

Great, you must be in good shape! I hope the weather was clear! I can imagine what it must be like to coast all the way down to St-Etienne! (If you crossed the col.)

om

om - Dec 7, 2007 6:13 am - Voted 10/10

Re: I did it

Unfortunately not, i just remember that the wheather was windy and i got some cold fog to descent back to Ubaye valley.

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 4, 2008 12:20 am - Voted 10/10

Ejnar...

Back in my seafaring days, our ship
visited Nice in 1978. Nice was really
nice, and I didn't realize at the time
that it was so close to the French Alps.
Now, I have been transformed into a
land lubber. Great photo, Ejnar!!!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - May 4, 2008 4:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ejnar...

Icarreau,
Thanks for the comment! Many people get quite surprised when they hear how close to Nice the highest road in the Alps is. Not without reason are they called the Alpes Maritîmes!

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 4, 2008 6:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Ejnar...

Thank you! I always wondered where that
name originated from. I need to start
studying my geography a little bit closer!
- Larry of AZ

EricChu

EricChu - Dec 10, 2009 3:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Impressive!

Great photo Ejnar!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Dec 10, 2009 5:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Impressive!

Thank you. Yes, it looks nice in the fall snow.

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