La Turbie and the Col de Turini

Santo Stefano al Mare – Ventimiglia – La Turbie – Nice – Col de Turini – Ventimiglia – Santo Stefano al Mare

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This route will lead us to the Col de Turini, the most legendary pass in the Maritime Alps and the arrival of historic stages of the Tour de France and Paris-Nice, the last in 2019. Leaving the Clubhouse we will cycle towards Ventimiglia before crossing the French border and reaching La Turbie, a well-known town in Provence. Here the first ascent of the route, short but challenging at times. The game will be much harder once you arrive in Lantosque where short straight and continuous hairpin bends will lead to the climb of the western slope of the Col de Turini: 20 km at 5.5% average gradient and over 1100 meters of vertical ascent. Once down to Sospel we continue towards Ventimiglia and then return to Santo Stefano.


technical specifications

Distance: 215 kmTotal climbing: 3330 mtDifficulty: High

Water fountains

  • Menton at km 40
  • Nice at km 70
  • Carros at km 90
  • Turini at km 135
  • Moulinet at km 150
  • Sospel at km 160

Points of interest

  • SanRemo old port
  • Ventimiglia Old town
  • Nice old port
  • Turini

Guides recommended gearing

50/34 – 11/30

Guides recommended nutrition

Drinks, gels, energy bars

The comments of our guides

MarcoThe Bike Manager

A long hard but beautiful ride taking you to the highest peak near the coast. Bring a rain jacket for the way down – it’s a long descent! And remember to eat and drink plenty throughout the ride.