© UT-Brendan Le Peru
© UT-Brendan Le Peru


We bet you won't have your shoulder to the wheel !

Since 1975 and the victory of Bernard Thévenet over Eddy Merckx, the climb of Pra Loup has become a must for any self-respecting cyclist.

The Ubaye Valley represents a real paradise for cyclists who come to test their pedal stroke on its roads. It owes its fame to the diversity and quality of its routes as well as to the beauty of its landscapes and the areas traversed. All cyclists will find their happiness here with the difficult climbs and gentle stages – 4,000 km of circuits await you.

Come and try your hand at climbing these famous mountain passes, your determination will perhaps allow you to leave with the famous Brevet des 7 Cols after lots of challenging cycling and spectacular scenery !

The cols

La Bonette, Allos, Cayolle, Vars, Pontis... the legendary passes and cycling routes of the Ubaye Valley.

Seven in number, the mountain passes surround the Ubaye valley and make it unique, all renowned following the many passages of the Tour de France. Different profiles, more or less demanding, from Lake Serre-Ponçon to the Haute Vallée de l'Ubaye, it could well be that they give you a hard time! The breathtaking landscapes and views that will be offered to you will reward your efforts.


During your climbs mountain pass cycling milestones will provide you with valuable information about your route:

  • Road number
  • Altitude at the milestone
  • The remaining distance to the top
  • The gradient of the next kilometre

Brevet des 7 cols

Want a challenge at your level?

Get on your bike and go on a cycling adventure that will have you climb the seven passes that dominate the Ubaye Serre-Ponçon Valley. Here, no notion of time or speed, only your endurance and self-sacrifice count. As a bonus, the accolade of entering the "Brevet des 7 Cols" club!

How to obtain your certificate