From the lake in Le Boréon to the Col de Salèse within the southerly reaches of the Mercantour Park, the ride culminates in the larch forests of the fine Mollières valley. Following on, the Col de Mercière allows riders to enjoy a splendid view over the ski fields of Isola 2000. Italy is just a stone’s throw away. The rocks and stones which surround the “red lakes” demonstrate the diversity of the geology in the Mercantour, as you head towards the Italian sector of the Park, the “Parco Alpi Marittime”, and the hunting territory of King Emmanuel II. The stone paths winding through a rich mix of flora and fauna, are magic. The Questa refuge at 2288m is a perfect venue for a night under the stars. On the following day marvel at the views down to the plain of the River Pô and turquoise lakes in the foreground. The Frémamorte pass at 2600m marks the French frontier and the riders’ way home, passing by the Mollières valley and the Col de Salèse.