Blayeul
Blayeul

Blayeul

Blayeul is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.172m (7,125ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. The average gradient is 10.03%, with some sections up to 20%.

The road to the summit, also known as Le Blayeul and le sommet du Blayeul ou sommet des Quatre Termes, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. Located in the Massif des Trois-Évêchés mountain range, the road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). At the summit there are some communication facilities and a tower. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Due its isolation the summit offers stunning 360º views. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Starting from D900 road, the ascent is 11.2 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.124 meters. The average gradient is 10.03%, with some sections up to 20%.
Pic: Michel MONTEIL

 

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