Col de la Bonette (2802m)

Highest asphalt road in Europe

The highest road in Europe (2802 meters), the Cime de la Bonette represents an indisputable link between the Mediterranean and the Alps, an opening route whether you come from the North, the Ubaye Valley or the South , Valley of the Tinée.

A veritable ribbon of tourist asphalt moving through grandiose landscapes, one cannot remain impassive in front of snow-capped peaks, hazy panoramas or plunging valleys.

At an altitude of 2802 m, the Cime de la Bonette sees many vehicles parade from June to September: cars, camper vans, motorcycles and especially cyclists.

The Alpes Maritimes department and the Côte d´Azur are linked by the Tinée valley to this passage to the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Ubaye valley to reach Jausiers.

A route of discovery: Mercantour National Park, history, villages, typical hamlets, pastoralism, architecture, vast panoramas with a lunar aspect, long rows of dark mineral needles, summits of red rocks ...

At the Col: Take the road leading to the top of the bonette at 2802 m and discover the exceptional panorama that awaits you, Orientation table on the Tinée, Italy, Mont Viso, Oratory of Our Lady of the Very High.

On the way up: Discoveries of old barracks and military barracks. Catering possible at Halte 2000, Lac des Eyssaupres (2322m).