Col de Larche
Cross-Country MTB Route From The Alps To Provence
Hit the best slopes your way from the Italian border to the Luberon Nature Park trails.
Start on the edge of Mercantour then head down to the Ubaye Valley. Explore the mountain lakes then dive headlong into the Vallée de la Blanche and the UNESCO Géoparc. Cycle through the legendary “Terres Noires”, single tracks in the Durance Valley, Lure Mountain and the traditional Forcalquier region before you reach Manosque, famous as the home of the writer Jean Giono. Approved by the French Cycling Federation.
Must-sees and outstanding sites
- Barcelonnette and its Mexican villas
- Serre-Ponçon lake and the fortified town of Seyne-les-Alpes
- The historical Les Mourres in Forcalquier and drystone sheep pens
- Digne-les-Bains, its Ammonite Slab and the archeological crypt of Notre-Dame-du-Bourg