Stage 7
Date: Saturday 15th June
Route: Barcelonnette – Auron
Distance: 40 miles Total vertical climb 5118ft
Col du Bonnette 8907ft – Cime de la Bonette 9380ft
Blog Post:
Barcelonnette – Auron & The Donkey Derby Results
Description: Auron is a ski resort with 135 km of ski runs, at an elevation of 1600m to 2450m, in the French alps in the Alpes-Maritimes department. It is located above the Tinée Valley near the town of Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée.

Auron has downhill racing facilities, and a snow park. The resort is equipped with snow cannons, and the pistes are maintained constantly by piste bashers.

Picture Gallery:

John on his way to victory on the Col de la Bonette

The last 1km on the Col de la Bonette is impassable

Johnno Col du Bonnette

Spenna Col du Bonnette

Climbing the Cime de la Bonette

Arriving in Auron

Terry meet the lads in Auron