November 18, 2007 - 5.0
Road the south and north of the canyon in August 2006 as an offshoot while coming up the Route des Grandes Alpes. The road surface is good, traffic on the south side is minimal, north side is wider and can get a bit busier. Plenty of good turns on both sides, with the south being a bit twistier. Lots of pullouts for pictures and wear a swimsuit under the leathers because at the northeast end of the canyon there are some lovely spots for relaxing and a cool dip in the river.
Set aside 2.5 hours for the ride around both sides of the canyon, pics and an additional hour for sun and swim
Recommend the restaruant at the very north end of Comps-sur-Artuby. Wild Boar stew, glass of red, sitting outside people watching on the main street. Mmmmm....