Col de Carri
This is one of several potential
summit points above Col de la Machine and the
road over Combe de Laval. Compared with the
former this is a relaxing ride through the
forest with little reason to stop, and plenty of
reason to enjoy thinking ones one thoughts.
WEST: St Jean en Royans
2.(08.3km,0860m)lower jct with road Col
3.(13.2km,1011m)Col de la Machine
4.(14.0km,1060m)jct with roads to Col
l'Echarasson, and Font d'Urle s(u)
5.(20.7km,1203m)TOP: Col de Carri
From West. The sign to
the "Col de la Machine" signals that the
spectaclel of the Combe de Laval road is over.
Where to go from here to make it into a loop ? One
option is to take the next left over the Col de
The road remains in the forest to the top. There
is hardly any traffic. The auberge at the top is
definitely closed in this week after easter.
From East. There is a
singular view of the main Vercors ridge, just
lurking between the trees, just below the summit.
Otherwise the views have to wait to the bottom,
which is not far and not low, but a high alpine
valley directy adjacent to the main Vercors range.
A ride with this point as
intermediate summit is on page: Font d'Urle s(u)