An epic enthralling road to Signale de Lure
Signale de Lure is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.826m (5,991ft) above the sea level, located in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in France.
Tucked away in the French Prealps, the road to the summit is mostly asphalted. There’s only a short gravel for 150m before the summit. Due to its special geographical situation at the intersection of the Alps and the Provence and due to ist specific morphology, the Lure mountains offer, from one end to the other, a large diversity diversity of landscapes and species. The summit is called Signale de Lure. The summit is closed during the winter season. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting in Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues on the southern slope, the ascent is 17.7 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.012 meters. The average percentage is 5.7 %. The maximum slope is 10 %.
And starting in Valbelle via the north-eastern slope, the ascent is 24 km long. The average percentage is 4,97%. This ascent is easy, apart from a series of hairpin bends over a distance of 5 km before the Pas de la Graille. The summit is crowned with a communication tower. The pass is connected to Col du Pas de la Graille by a gravel and challenging road.