Cent cols on the line of the Atlantic-Mediterranean watershed
1,100 km circuit including 100 colswith total climb of at least 16,000 m.
This randonnée was traced by Bernard Pommel of the Confrérie des Cent Cols (n ° 3094).
The Club des Cent Cols, founded in 1972 and affiliated to the French Federation of Cyclotouring, has prepared this “Randonnée Permanente” based on a simple theme: “One Hundred Cols”. The completion of these one hundred cols will allow you either to join the Club, or to progress with your list in the Club’s “Tableau d’Honneur”.
“Col baggers” are drawn to this special kind of game. These cols are even more special, since they divide the waters into two very distant final destinations: they are located on a “watershed”. We offer you a ride comprising 100 cols on the dividing line of the Atlantic / Mediterranean waters, from Cluny to the Port of Pailhères. One hundred cols to discover the diversity of massifs and regions crossed by the watershed, one hundred cols on this route following this remarkable geographical limit as closely as possible.
Seven checks are compulsory; they will be made at route points chosen by the randonnéur himself, a check being made in each section (the section numbers are to be found on the route map).
- Cluny – St Etienne
- St Etienne – Mont Gerbier de Jonc
- Mont Gerbier de Joncs – Mont Lozère
- Mont Lozère – Mont Aigoual
- Mont Aigoual – Ceilhes et Rocozels
- Ceilhes et Rocozels – Pic de Nore
- Pic de Nore – Port de Pailhères
- Col de la Crie
- Col de la Croix Nicelle
- Col de la Croix de Chaubouret
- Col de la Croix des Boutières
- Col du Bez
- Col de Finiels
- Col de Prat Peirot
- Col des Usclat
- et, pour finir: le Port de Pailhères à 2001m d’altitude
BCN and BPF sites on the route
- Col des Sauvages (69)
- Col du Grand Bois (42)
- Gerbier de Jonc (07)
- Loubaresse (07)
- Saint Agrève (07)
- Barre des Cévennes (48)
- Le Pont de Montvert (48)
- Le Mont Aigoual (30)
- Le Caylar (34)
- Fraïsse sur Agout (34)
- La Fajolle (11)
Rules of the randonnées permanentes
Any participant in this 100 Col Route agrees to respect the rules governing it.
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