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Col de Tournaeuro Height Climbing height - length
1469m 976m - 14 km (St. Sauveur-s-Tinée)
998m - 18.9 km (Col St-Martin road)
1050m - 20.3 km (Ilonse road)
1179m - 28.8 km (Pont de Clans)
1247m - 33.9 km (Pont de la Lune)
1293m - 38.4 km (Tinée valley)
Difficulty Beauty
3 (5) 3-4 (5)
How to get there

This climb shares most of the road to Col de la Couillole/Col de Cogliola (1678m) from which a road takes off to Les Buisses (1416m), a small ski resort. You take off the main road up the Tinée valley at St. Sauveur-sur-Tinée (504m). You start here if coming from Col de la Lombarde/Colle della Lombarda (2350m) or Col de la Bonette (Cime de la Bonette) (2715m (2802m)).

Otherwise you would start the climb lower down. If you come via Col St-Martin (1503m), you start at the height of 482m down the Tinée valley. If you happen to come down the nice road over Col de la Sinne/Sine/Sinna (1438m), you start at 430m. You could start at Pont de Clans (301m) if coming into the valley via Tournefort. You could have visited Col d’Andrion (1685m) or travelled over the road passing by the famous Madone d’Utelle (dangerous road down to La Tour). If so, then you start at Pont de la Lune (233m). You could finally also have started at the start of the Tinée valley (187m).

Other comments Take the first road at Les Buisses to the left and there is no point in trying to take a small steep road that only goes to some houses before the pass (that I did my mistake, thinking one should always try to go up as much as possible). The views from the pass are quite nice. This is very much a one-sided pass for cyclists. It can be difficult to find accomodation in the Tinée valley.