homeBaisse/Col de Turini/Gorge de Rioufré
Baisse/Col de Turini/Gorge de Rioufré Height Climbing height - length
1606m 1106m - 15.2 km (La Bollène-Vésubie)
1168m - 17.9 km (Lantosque (D73))
1308m - 25.9 km (St-Jean la Rivière)
1463m - 36.2 km (Plan du Var/Pont Durandy)
1243m - 24.2 km (Sospel)
1257m - 26.6 km (L’Escarène)
1257m - 27.2 km (L’Escarène via St. Roch)
1566m - 36.6 km (Contes)
627m - 14.8 km (Col St. Roch)
610m - 15.2 km (Pas de l’Escous)
Difficulty Beauty
3 (5) 3 (5)
How to get there

From the west one climbs the D70 from Camp de Milo (500m) via La Bollène-Vésubie to the pass. From the southeast you climb from Sospel (363m) the D2566 to the pass. From the south you climb D21 from Lucéram (650m) via Pas de l’Escous (1008m) and Baisse de la Cabanette (1371m) to the pass or via D2566 and Col de Saint-Roch (990m); Baisse de la Cabanette (1371m) to the pass. One would then likely have started further down at L’Escarène (361m).

You could also start the southern climb in Contes (192m) and climb the D15 via Coaraze (619m) to Col de Savel (968m), Col de Saint-Roch and take the D2566 to Baisse de la Cabanette and continue to the pass. (It is roughly 140m of climbing in the ups and downs after Coaraze.) The Peïra Cava road reaches 1618m before Col de Turini. If you continue on the D68 from Col de Turini, you will soon come to Baisse de Camp d’Argent (1737m) (1.9 km) and then to Baisse de Tueis (1889m) (another 1.9 km), which is located at the start of the 9 km circle road at L’Authion (1779m to 2024m).

Other comments It is not nice at the pass at all (might be the most ugly pass of nearly any I have seen), but luckily it is quite nice along long stretches of the approach roads. See the description for Baisse de Tueis (L’Authion) for more information. The photo is from the road down to La Bollène-Vésubie. See also the Baisse de Peïra Cava (1508m) close to the Peïra Cava road.