Col de Turini

Sospel, France

The Col de Turini is a col with a length of 20.4 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Sospel, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. The average grade of this col is 5.1% with a maximum of 6.9%. The Col de Turini ascents from 585 meter at the start, to 1.614 meter at the top, with a total of 1.029 ascending meters.

Profile

Col de Turini Profile

Facts

Distance 20.4 km
Elevation gain 1029 m
Average grade 5.1 %
Maximum grade 6.9 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 585 m
Maximum elevation 1614 m

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Description

This side of the pass is famous in the world of car rallying since it is almost systematically used by the Monte-Carlo Rally. The roads leading to the top of the pass have many hairpin bends and beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. Generally, during the race, the drivers climbed the Turini pass by Sospel before going down to La Bollène-Vésubie.