It is a fascinating area with desolate trails, that want to be explored. The Provence offers extraordinary and unique natural wonders. Mighty, snowcapped three-thousanders make us feel quite small whereas the Mediterranean Sea, which is close, brings us warmth and a sense of summer. We will really enjoy the following days. The base camp will be made in the legendary “Terres Noires”. There is much more to explore around “Digne les Bains” than the black ridgelines, which some of you might have seen in biking magazines. Not far from there, we’ll find deep green forests with some nice technical trails. Entering bald plateaus with breathtaking views, we realise that this area is really vast and sparsely populated. A one-day trip will lead us northwards. On the next day, we will be surrounding the impressive “Cloche de Barles”. Soft tablelands with loose and fast single trails will change into conifer forests and, eventually, we will ride down a very steep trail ending in a deep red canyon. What a dream! If we are not too exhausted, we’ll then make an expedition to “Vieil Esclangon”. Andy Goldsworthy created this work of art in a small refuge. Then, we will be rewarded by a techincal 300-metres downhill trail! The following two days, we will spend south of „Col de Allos“. When it comes to the quality of the trails, versatility of the landscape and overall experience, the area between this pass, “Colmars” and “St. Andre des Alpes” is an absolute must for every biker. OH YEAH!! There will be different biking oppurtunities, depending on the snow of the previous winter. No matter what, it will be off da hook!
In the lovely restored “Gîtes” we will enjoy delicious local food and wine. We will change accommodation only 1-2 times during this week, in order to really enjoy the time we spend here.
Haute Provence! You will love it!
Approx. 14,000 downhill and 5,500 uphill!