The Transverdon, only for the braves !! 3 – 2 – 1 – GO !! to your bikes !! 260 km, certified by the French Cycling Federation, La Transverdon is one of the 10 largest mountain bike crossings in France!
The route begins at the sources of Verdon, met at the Allos Pass at 2247 m altitude. A particularly Alpine, sporty and demanding route that crosses the mountains and joins the lakes of altitude. Thereafter, starting from Saint-André, with the entry in the Natural Park of the Verdon, one joins Castellane, Chasteuil, Rougon, Moustier Sainte-Marie and Gréoux les bains by remounting old forgotten roads. A second part more Mediterranean or it will always be good to refresh yourself in the lakes of Verdon if you start from the month of June.
The course is divided into 15 sections plus an annex from Barcelonette to the Col d’Allos and one at the arrival of Gréoux les Bains in Manosque. Perfectly identifiable, these sections are linked in the order you want, it is also easy to find accommodation on the course.
Here’s how we linked 15 sections of the transverdon in 5 days. First three days in the fall, followed by two more in June of the following year:
Day 1 / Allos Pass – Colmars les Alpes (sections 1 and 2) We start by crossing a magnificent forest of larches, the day will be tough for both the driver and the machine.
Day 2 / Colmars the Alps – Thorame Basse (sections 3, 4 and 5) The most difficult day I think, we find ourselves pushing the bike on very steep slopes … Black runs in winter .. The arrival at Lake Lignin is sublime.
Day 3 / Thorame Basse – Castellane (sections 6, 7 and 8) It goes down! Not quite … Beautiful views of Lake Castillon from Blaron. Personally very tired after these three days, I am very happy to put the transverdon in pause until next June
Day 4 / Castellane – Moustiers Sainte-Marie (sections 9, 10 and 11)
We resume the course in June with the first beautiful days so much so that the heat made us suffer a little.
Day 5 / Moustiers Sainte-Marie – Gréoux les Bains (sections 12, 13, 14 and 15) With much less height difference than in the first sections, the course of 4 sections is still very long
It is strongly recommended to train beforehand on the course of Castellane can be ..