Date: Friday 14th June
Route: Guillestre – Barcelonnette
Distance: 32 miles Total vertical climb 4133ft
Climbs: Col de Vars 6916ft
Blog Post: Guillestre – Barcelonnette
Description: Barcelonette was founded and named in 1231, and the town’s name is generally seen as a diminutive form of Barcelona in Spain.
Between 1850 and 1950, Barcelonnette was the source of a wave of emigration to Mexico. Marcelo Ebrard, the Head of Government of Mexico City from 2006 to 2012, is descended from them.