Puy-de-Dôme cols open to cyclists one morning a week

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.

La Banne d'Ordanche, Auvergne, France

La Banne d'Ordanche. Photo: Susanne 

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 Croix Saint Robert

Col de la Genèste, Tuesdays 6am to 11am:

Col de la Genèste
Col de la Plantade, Wednesdays 6am to 11am:

Col de la Plantade
Banne d'Ordanche, Thursdays 6am to 11am: 

la Banne d’Ordanche

Find out more...

There is a downloadable flyer here (in French) with maps and col gradient info.

There is also more info here in French. The Auvergne Velo website is here.

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.

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