Published by Lyn on 27 July 2014
Exciting news from Auvergne, where four cols in the Puy-de-Dôme are closing to cars each week throughout summer to give cyclists exclusive access. Here are the details.
Four mountain passes will be open for the exclusive use of cyclists one morning a week through until September 25. They will be open only to cyclists and limited local traffic (i.e residents).
The cols are ...
Col de la Croix Saint Robert, Mondays 6am to 11am:
Col de la Genèste, Tuesdays 6am to 11am:
Col de la Plantade, Wednesdays 6am to 11am:
Banne d'Ordanche, Thursdays 6am to 11am:
Find out more...
There is a downloadable flyer here (in French) with maps and col gradient info.
More on cycling in the Puy-de-Dôme
In this video, Margriet at the bike-friendly Les Camélias apartments and B&B explains (in French) what's so great about cycling in the area.