Col du Corobin Between Digne-les-Bains and Barrême © Lionel Terrail - Grandes Itinérances
© OT Digne-les-Bains

Col de Corobin

Altitude 1211 m

Massif des Trois-Évêchés

Département Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Topo North side


The Col de Corobin and its 1211 m altitude is not to be taken lightly, as it will offer you some difficult passages that you haven't encountered for a while on this Petites Routes du Soleil trip.
First of all, the climb will be quite long at 15.6 km. The first 7.6 km will warm you up as you cross the Col des Abeilles (710 m). The second part consists of a steep 3.3 km ascent on a gradient often close to 9%, leading to another intermediate pass, the Col de Pierre Basse (1065 m). The third part, over 4.7 km, begins with a descent followed by a flat area where you can catch your breath, but you'll need to put your heart back into it over 1400 m at an average gradient of 8% (8 short hairpin bends will help you do this) to make it to the top of the Col de Corobin.


South side top


The ascent of the south side of the Col de Corobin isn't very long at 7.7 km from Norante, but its 7% average gradient makes it easy to guess that it won't be all rest...
But unobstructed views of the beautiful surrounding scenery, including the imposing Barre de Chaudon, should keep you entertained!


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