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Fol­low Cy­clist’s route to Turini

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To down­load this route go to cy­clist.co.uk/67turini. Leave Ro­que­bil­lière in the di­rec­tion of Lan­tosque to the south. Once through Lan­tosque (af­ter 7km), turn left sign­posted Col Saint-roch. Fol­low this road for 18km un­til you ar­rive at a stag­gered cross­roads just af­ter crest­ing the col. Turn right, then left, head­ing down­hill to Lucéram. Fol­low the D2566 to L’es­carène (your last chance to re-stock on sup­plies be­fore the Col de Turini). From here, head north on the D2204, sign­posted Col de Braus. Just be­fore the sum­mit – marked by the ru­ins of a res­tau­rant and René Vi­etto’s memo­rial on the left – is a nar­row road on your left that con­tin­ues climb­ing, sign­posted Col de Turini. Fol­low this for 19km and then turn right onto the D21. Af­ter the hair­pins, turn right at the T-junc­tion, sign­posted Peira Cava and Col de Turini. At the col there are sev­eral roads lead­ing in dif­fer­ent direc­tions – take the one sign­posted Cir­cuit de l’au­thion. This climbs for 6km be­fore the cir­cuit starts. It’s one way, so you take the right-hand fork. Af­ter com­plet­ing the cir­cuit, re­trace your route back to the Col de Turini, and take the right hand turn sign­posted La Bol­lene-vé­subie. This de­scent will take you back to the road you started out on, the M2565. Turn right to re­turn to Ro­que­bil­lière.

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