D71 Tunnel du Fayet s(u)
The road on the south side on the Canyon du Verdon has many
ups and downs, so that it is difficult to feel where the
actual summit points are. You could easily think that the
western entrance to this tunnel is the highest point along
the entire southern rim. But actually the road crosses
higher points in both directions. But who cares about
altitude and summit points with scenery like this ?
From West. After reaching the D71
Col d'Illoire summit, the road continues to traverse along
the edge of the canyon, now often a little further away from it.
It looses only about 350 meters on the downward traverse before
it starts climbing again to the D71 Tunnel du Fayet s(u). The
portal is at the highest elevation.
From East. The bridge over the Canyon de
l'Arturby marks the lowest point after this summit. From here
the road starts its scenic climb over the D71
le Petit Ste Maime s(u).
point as intermediate summit is on page: Route
des Cretes s(u)
The last summit point with different start and end points on
this Extended Tour
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