Col de Turini – From Piedmont to Riviera through France by motorcycle

A motorbike escape from the French cousins for a spectacular itinerary, the Col di Turini, famous for its rallies, between hairpin bends and breathtaking curves.

col de turini in moto piemonte liguria francia

A motorbike escape from the French cousins for a spectacular itinerary, the Col di Turini, famous for its rallies, between hairpin bends and breathtaking curves.

col de turini in moto piemonte liguria franciaWe leave Cuneo towards the Vermenagna Valley, a stupendous scenario where you can enjoy the sunrays that warm us from the south in these days of mild winter. We pass by Limone Piemonte, which is famous for its ski slopes and sustainable summer holidays. An attraction that makes the trip a fantastic adventure is to get on the train of Marvels, a train that connects Limone to Cuneo and Ventimiglia, along suggestive slopes and through wonderful views.

Ponte Vecchio SospelloThe ascent continues and enters the tunnel that connects Italy to France, from Panice Soprana to Vievola. Continue along the D6204, then D2204 towards Sospello, where we suggest a short stop for a photo of the famous Ponte Vecchio, the most romantic place in the city, which combines the banks of the Bevera that cuts the city into two parts and maybe a visit to the Cathedral of San Michele from the Middle Ages. Foto Ponte Vecchio Di Arriano60 – Opera propria, Pubblico dominio

Finally we turn right towards Col di Turini. The emotion rises and we open the gas towards Molinetto, along the beautiful curves of the D2566. Resume the climb and start the fun, curve after curve, hairpin after hairpin. The mild air of these days of February gives us a clean and safe asphalt, but we are still attentive to the shaded areas and the mantle. The panorama gives glimpses and emotions every kilometer, so we stop often to take pictures from the road and the sky. When we reach the top of the hill, we decide to continue on to Lantosque, in the Vesubia Valley: going back immediately would be a crime. You can breathe mountain air and rally spirit here.

So we leave you to enjoy these magnificent landscapes and choose the way back: we continued along the D73 in the direction of Lucerane, passing the Pas de l’Escous and again towards Sospello, Cuneo.

The roads of the Maritime Alps are many and almost endless, one more beautiful than the other. You can literally ride between Piedmont and Liguria, between mountains and sea. The climate is almost always mild even in winter, which is why fun is guaranteed almost all year round. The map that we publish provides for the arrival in Ventimiglia, for those who want to create their own itinerary starting from the sea or arriving there.

During this ride we used a BMW F800 GS and a KTM 950 Adventure, both with Anlas Tires (Capra X e Winter Grip).

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