Where France meets Italy – and Italy meets France. True beauty.
Located in the Provence of Alpes-Cote d’Azur, the Col Agnel climb from France to Italy is a 20km ascend up 1372m to 2744m altitude; the average gradient is 6.2%, with a modest max of 8.5%.
The ride begins in the little artisan village, Chateau-Ville-Vieille and takes you through areas of natural beauty and small picturesque villages.
The road meanders steadily beside a river in the wide valley – with lush greenery, cows and fellow cyclists, it is idyllic and peaceful.
7km to go – gently rolling, ascending up the valley.
5 km to go – temperatures start cooling and the landscape changes rapidly.