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Col de Vars

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  • Betty

    The Col de Vars (2109 m) is an important link between the Guil valley in the north and the Ubaye valley in the south. It connects the famous Col d'Izoard and Col d'Agnel with Col de la Bonette, Col de Larche, Col de la Cayolle and Col d'Allos.

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    • March 10, 2017

  • Andreas

    At the top, the percentages of the grades are 3-12% forgotten.

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    • August 22, 2018

  • iCycle

    The climbs to the Col de Vars are very different. Coming from the north (Guillestre) the road winds with moderate slopes through the ski resorts located there. The south rise (Jausiers) is not below 9 percent and thus very violent.

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    • July 25, 2017

  • Andreas

    Great increase from both sides

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    • August 22, 2018

  • Andreas

    Here at the pass there is a rest stop.

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    • October 20, 2018

  • iCycle

    Very different climbs from the north a bit flatter, but coming from the south very steep and partly over 10% increase. The South Rise was also part of the Tour de France 2017.

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    • July 25, 2017

  • Mi.ri.

    The Col de Vars is a pass in the French Alps. The pass is located on the border between the Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence departments in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It connects the Ubaye valley with the Queyras valley and the city of Embrun via the Parpaillon mountain.

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    • March 4, 2020

  • Christian

    The Col de Vars is rather unrhythmic from the north side, the slope uneven. In the first part you have beautiful views of the valley of the Durance valley with the fortress Mont Dauphin and the Ecrins massif. The village Vars is a typical French ski resort with many hotels, but at least you can fill the water bottles here. In the last part, it goes through a beautiful high valley to the pass.

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    • August 20, 2018

  • Fran

    climbed this coming from Jausiers in full touring setup and this was unexpectedly tough, as it's a pretty steep climb. however it's not long and with plenty of signs of the passage of the tour de france, the mistique of this col will win over the fatigue. there is a refuge at the top where you can replenish with hot coffee and a break before starting the fun descent.

    • January 20, 2020

  • Arnaud -P-

    Guillestre side: 19.40Km at 5.7% average (8.7% max)
    Barcelonnette side: 14.10Km at 5.7% average (10.1% max)

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    • August 29, 2020

  • Ma_Cess

    Magnificent Col de Vars, very ventilated, with passages at 8, 9 and 10%. A magnificent arrival at the pass to switch to 05. To do !!

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    • September 16, 2020

  • Eric Pinton

    Departure Guillestre: Col with a percentage of 9% on average for the first 6 kilometers to Vars, then the slope weakened with two small descents to regain strength.
    At the winter resort of Vars the percentage becomes high again with peaks of 11%.
    Finally at the end of the station the slope becomes gentler again with 4 to 6%.

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    • August 13, 2021

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Location: Hautes-Alpes, France

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