Let’s twist again
Follow Cyclist’s route to Turini
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.