A location within DiRT Rally, with stages over two routes up the Col de Turini in Alpes-Maritimes, France, 25km north of Monaco.

The surface for the routes change from ice to tarmac as altitude changes.

Stages[edit | edit source]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Vallée descendante[edit | edit source]

Direction Long Sprint 1 Sprint 2
Forwards Vallée descendante Col de Turini - Départ en descente Route de Turini Descente
Reverse Route de Turini Route de Turini Montée Approche du Col de Turini - Montée

Starts with full-snow and tight corners, including several extremely tight hairpins. The worst of the snow is gone about a quarter of the way in, then continues winding down the mountain with more hairpins, including a tunnel towards the end.

Pra d'Alart[edit | edit source]

Direction Long Sprint 1 Sprint 2
Forwards Pra d'Alart Gordolon - Courte montée Col de Turini - Sprint en montée
Reverse Col de Turini Départ Col de Turini - Descente Col de Turini - Sprint en descente

Twists up the mountain, alternating between fast flowing corners and tight hairpins. Switches from clear roads to full snow abruptly at the three-quarters mark.

Stage-by-stage[edit | edit source]

Stage Length Altitude Difference Title card Route
Vallée descendante 10,870m -773m
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Col de Turini - Départ en descente 6,800m -508m
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Route de Turini Descente 4,200m -265m
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Route de Turini 10,810m +762m
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Approche du Col de Turini - Montée 3,950m +254m
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Route de Turini Montée 6,800m +508m
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Pra d'Alart 9,840m +730m
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Gordolon - Courte montée 5,180m +365m
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Col de Turini - Sprint en montée 4,010m +365m
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Col de Turini Départ 9,840m -730m
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Col de Turini - Sprint en descente 4,730m -368m
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Col de Turini - Descente 5,180m -365m
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Uses the upper portion of La Bolléne-Vésubie - Peïra Cava (SS14+16 in 2018) stage, with Pra d'Alart climbing the Col de Turini from near La Bolléne-Vésubie, then Vallée descendante continuing down into Moulinet.

The roads used public roads the rest of the year, and are visible on Street View, for example, the distinctive tunnel close to the end of Vallée descendante.

Real-life videos[edit | edit source]

Onboard[edit | edit source]

Sébastien Loeb, Rallye Monte-Carlo 2015, SS14 - completing Pra d'Alart then Vallée descendante, reaching the highest point (and transition between routes) at 8:20.

Petter Solberg, Rallye Monte-Carlo 2002, SS12 - completing Route de Turini then Col de Turini Départ (reverse of 2015's SS14), reaching the highest point at 14:21.

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