Col de la Gardiole

200 m

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General

elevation: 200 m

waypoint_type: access

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  • IGN - 3245ET - Aubagne - La Ciotat - Massif de la Ste-Baume

Access

Access

public_transportation_rating: no service

Licence

Licence

road access

directions from Aix-en-Provence / Nice / Aubagne:
autoroute A8 to A52 south toward Aubagne. After toll plaza (gare de peage), bear Right onto A51 toward Toulon. Just south of Aubagne on A51 take exit 6 for Carnoux. Follow D41E about 6.5km SouthWest through Carnoux, then South down long curvy hill to roundabout (GPS approx lat/long 43.227 E5.539). Turn Right toward Col de la Gineste + Marseille on D559, around curves and up hill West about 4km until the hill gets less steep. Just after sign for Carpaigne (at GPS approx lat/long N43.237 E5.499) exactly at the west end of the raised divider in the middle of the road, turn Left (no sign) by horizontal water tank. Go roughly South on eroded asphalt road – watch out for bad wheel-destroying potholes. Several sharp turns + zig-zags, at first down, then up to Parking at Col de la Gardiole (GPS approx lat/long N43.227 E5.504).

directions from Marseille:
follow signs for Cassis. Take D559 East toward Col de la Gineste. After the roundabout for Luminy go 8km first up long hill with two long curves and past Col de la Gineste with some downhill. (at GPS approx lat/long N43.237 E5.499) turn Right (no sign) by horizontal water tank, just at the start of raised divider in middle of road - (If see left turn for Carpaigne, you've gone a little too far). Go roughly South on eroded asphalt road – watch out for bad wheel-destroying potholes. Several sharp turns + zig-zags, at first down, then up to Parking at Col de la Gardiole.

It is often recommended not to leave anything visible in your vehicle, to perhaps help avoid a break-in attempt.

public transportation access

(see French-language description)

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