The Col de Turini can be climbed from three different sides, we usually start from Sospel, with an ascent of 24 km, climbing 1244 meters. You can also start from l’Escarene with an ascent of 27km climbing 1231m, you can start from the Northern side from the junction with the D2565 with an ascent of 15.3km , climbing 1107m.
Why Cycle Cote d'Azur loves the Col de Turini
Its one of the longest climbs you can reach from Nice on a day ride, you climb up to 1607m. It is a challenging climb up through fantastic and diverse scenery, including forests, waterfalls, rivers, remote villages, and a few small ski resorts at the top. You also get spectacular views of the Mercantour national park (the snow capped mountain range you can see from Nice) and we often see eagles flying above us.
|Height at Start||363m|
|Height at Top||1607m|