Col de Vars, Guillestre

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The Col de Vars, elevation 2108 m (6916 ft) is a high mountain pass in the Alps between the departments of Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in France.

It connects the Ubaye Valley with the Queyras valley and Embrun.

It is traversed by highway D 902, which leads from Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye in the southeast to Vars and on to Guillestre in the northwest.

The pass has been included in the Tour de France 33 times since 1922, when Philippe Thys crossed the pass for the first time. (Tour de France 1922 - 2000)
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  • Unlike some Cols that have very narrow stretches of road and incredibly tight bends, the Col de Vars is an easy drive with wide roads and impressive views. Plenty of stopping places and a snack bar...  more »
  • We stayed in Guillestre for a motorcycling trip and ended up riding this local Col a few times in each direction - a great confidence giving road for the start of a trip to the Alps!  more »
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