A great road that changes character a number of times through different sections. There a fast open sections, wide switch backs going up and down the hill sides an sections cut directly into the rock. The surface is great and visibility is easily good enough to allow for very fast progress. A road that will challenge and reward and will bring a big smile to your face.
Parodying the adverts, "if Carlsberg did roads ....."
Although I have ridden the Gorge du Verdon many times during the last 10 years. I discovered this gem of a road by accident, and what a fantastic road it is. Head out of Castellane on the D952 as if you were going to ride the northern side of the gorge. You ride along a great piece of road with rocky overhangs to your right and a turquoise river on your left.After about 27k you have a turning on your right, the D955, it has some lovely straights with fields and trees to your right and left. Take this road to Comps sur Artuby.
After Comps it just gets better and better and as twisty as a snake. You are constantly taking left and right handers, one after the other...a peach of a ride,take this road into Draguinan. You can stop there for a coffee to calm your nerves. Draguinan is the administrative capital of the Var department and has lots of cafes and bike shops to have a look at. I rode this in late april this year and it is without doubt one of the best roads I have ridden.Then simply turn round and ride back to Castellane again. If you are going to ride the Gorge du Verdon then this road is a must to add on to your trip.