Monday's climb was spectacular. We rolled-out from the villa at around 10am. After a quick warm-up in the bright Mediterranean sun, we started the 1000 meter climb to Col du Castellaras. The gradient was a constant 6%-7% for almost 20 kilometers, making it easy to find a rhythm. Cliffs rising up over the gorge dominated our view for the first few kilometers. Approaching the summit, the views over the valleys were quite spectacular, although the weather packed in. We finished the 90km ride with an espresso back in Tourrettes-Sur-Loup.