Cycling in The Baronnies

On 8 December 2014, at Vinsobres, at the heart of Drôme Provençale, the French minister of the Environment signed a decree inaugurating the Parc Naturel Régional des Baronnies Provençales, protected landscape, the 51st in France. Astride South Drôme and the Hautes Alpes, the Park covers 86 communes, 52 of which are in the Drôme.
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The Park regional des Baronnies is the hilly area to the north of  Mont Ventoux and to the south of the Vercors massif and to the east of the Rhone Valley.  The park covers a total area of 1800 km² and is quite literally a cyclist’s paradise

The park was inaugurated in 2014 and there has been massive investment in cycling infrastructure.
The highlight being the Col information Signs located at the start of all the climbs which tell you the name of the col, the length, height, average gradient, maximum gradient and height gain.
There are also kilometer repeater signs which indicate the % gradient for that section and the distance to the summit.

Someone also loves cyclists at the local roads department as there have been 100s of kilometeres of new surface laid over the last few years. 
One of the highlights is the Gorge de la Nesque with 25km of brand new smooth tarmac.
Thr Col de Pre Guittard, Col d’Ey and Col de Peyruerge have all had the same treatment recently.

Sample Map - The Ten Cols