Posted by: hlm227 | July 16, 2008


Today was beautiful. The climbing was great. I went to 1200 m at the highest point.

I knew that it was going to be a long day of climbing without places to stop, so I was prepared with a baguette, two peaches, and full water bottles.

I had a really good lunch at a cool restaurant that was right on the side of the canyon.


I could also see the Tunnels de Fayet from the restaurant, which were unlit, except for the light from the windows cut into the rocks.

and then I rode over the Pond d’Arturby, which used to be the highest bridge in Europe.

It is a popular spot for bungee jumping, but there was no one out.

The ride from Soleils to Castellane was totally flat, and it was a perfect way to end a fantastic day.

distance 62 57
time 4 35 58
spd 13 60
max spd 62 02


  1. 😉
    Waouwww !!! Ho my God ! You did go to le Verdon ! I thought it was to hard with your heavy heavy bike ! really impressed ! Bravo !

  2. Scary bridge!

  3. I thought you’d be interested in this.

    What do you think you’ll do when you get back? Do you think you’ll work for transportation alternatives?

  4. Hey Heather, you told me about the places where you went, but you didn’t tell me about the bridge (pond d’arturby) i can tell you, it’s an incredible jumb!!! a really must’ve done that. So turn your bike around and try it. 🙂

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