The Torino-Nice Rally

THE TORINO-NICE RALLY

The Torino-Nice Rally

THE TORINO-NICE RALLY

Collection by The Torino-Nice Rally

12

Tours

104:56 h

694 mi

98,400 ft

New updated 2021 route collection here - komoot.com/collection/1234066/-the-komoot-torino-nice-rally-new-route-filesCollection below is left up for reference.
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UPDATE October 2020 -
Severe flood damage and disruption to the southern sections of the route 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6 and SCR.3. Route impassable and dangerous. See route sections for information.
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The Torino-Nice Rally is a bikepacking, touring or randonneur route, a ride that's a bit of most things except technically difficult in the mountain biking sense. It's a challenging and rewarding mixed-terrain route that tests the rider - what bike to ride and which route to take, where to focus your efforts?​The route includes around 300 miles / 485km of tarmac going up to a high point of 2750m and taking in two Grand Tour cols, also 150 miles / 240km of rocky gravel-based military stradas along the border often at an altitude of 2000m or more. The scenery of the Queyras and Mercantour national parks and the Ligurian, Cottian and Maritime Alps will reward those prepared to ride long days and sleep out, seeing the sun rise and set each day. The Torino-Nice Rally isn't a single route. It has options along the way that help to vary the time needed to complete your ride and the route files are broken up into sections to enable this. It's intended to be an adaptable route that retains a real sense of exploration and routing freedom.More about the ride here - torino-nice.weebly.com--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Torino-Nice Rally route here is the same as used for the 3rd and 4th Torino-Nice Rally annual events, next year's event will be it's 5th year. The event and route management is by the Torino-Nice Rally Limited, a non-profit group run in support of Smart Shelter Foundation. Smart Shelter Foundation successfully developed methods to build earthquake-resistant buildings using local materials in Asia, mainly in Nepal, and are now testing and developing those methods for wider use.
(smartshelterfoundation.org/what-we-do and torino-nice.weebly.com/smart-shelter-intro.html)
Torino-Nice Rally bag patches are available to any rider of the route by making a donation directly to Smart Shelter. Want a memento of your ride? More info / get in touch with us here -
torino-nice.weebly.com/contact--patches.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A few notes on how the route is divided up into sections and numbered/named:* Numbered route GPX route files are the main routes or sections – 1; 2.1; 2.2; 3; 4.1; 4.2; etc. Route sections in this collection are named in numerical order, the same as the TNR route files, so they display in order on your navigation device.
* Route sections numbered 2.1 or 2.2 signify there’s an option for the 2nd section, a decision to be taken at the start of section 2.
* These ‘x.1’ and ‘x.2’ options have the same start and end points. They share the same route along some of their lengths.
* At the end of each route there is a note in the cues relating to the next route or option. For cue notes, contact us at the Torino-Nice Rally directly.
* SCR GPX files are the Short Cut Routes – SCR.1; SCR.2; etc
* SCRs are all are good rides, not only shortcuts. Only the time required or the challenge varies from the main sections. SCR routes are easier and faster in all cases.
File start/end points or stages are not recommended as daily distances or best start or stopping places. They’re simply convenient places to break up the route for GPS file management of the route option choices.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    21:10
    129 mi
    6.1 mph
    20,700 ft
    16,250 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Stage 1 - Turin, Italy to Cervières, France.Filename '1 TNR Turin-Cervieres'. The route out of Turin to get onto the original first climb, the Colle del Colombardo, is direct …

  • Difficult
    19:23
    127 mi
    6.5 mph
    18,125 ft
    13,650 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Shortcut Route 1 - Turin, Italy to Cervières, France. Filename 'SCR.1 TNR Turin-Cervieres'. An optional, far easier first day via the Colle del Lys. You're missing the classic, legendary, Colle …

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  • Difficult
    03:24
    19.0 mi
    5.6 mph
    3,450 ft
    4,200 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Stage 2.1 - Cervières to Château-Ville-Vieille, France.Filename '2.1 TNR Cerv-CdP-VV'.The original 'Fred Wright tribute' route over the Col des Peas that we explored during the route recce in …

  • Difficult
    02:43
    19.1 mi
    7.1 mph
    3,050 ft
    3,900 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Stage 2.2 - Cervières to Château-Ville-Vieille, France.Filename '2.2 TNR Cerv-Izoard-VV'.A classic road climb over the Col d'Izoard takes you to the Fort Queyras / Chateau Ville Vieille area. …

  • Difficult
    10:07
    68.1 mi
    6.7 mph
    10,200 ft
    11,650 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Stage 3 - Château-Ville-Vieille, France to Ponte Marmora, Italy.Filename '3 TNR VV-PtMarmora'.This route includes the high point of the ride, the 2744m Col Agnel / Colle dell'Agnello which …

  • Easy
    00:46
    10.3 mi
    13.4 mph
    150 ft
    4,500 ft
    Easy gravel ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Shortcut Route 2 - From the Colle di Sampeyre through Elva, Italy.Filename 'SCR.2 Vallon d’Elva'WARNING – a genuinely dangerous road with a risk of death. Presented here as …

  • Difficult
    10:36
    67.9 mi
    6.4 mph
    10,650 ft
    7,650 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

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    IMPORANT UPDATE October 2020 -
    Severe flood damage and disruption to the southern sections of the route 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6 and SCR.3. Route impassable and dangerous.
    4.1 …

  • Difficult
    10:12
    65.4 mi
    6.4 mph
    10,250 ft
    7,225 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

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    IMPORANT UPDATE October 2020 -
    Severe flood damage and disruption to the southern sections of the route 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6 and SCR.3. Route impassable and dangerous.
    4.2 …

  • Difficult
    11:38
    64.5 mi
    5.5 mph
    10,100 ft
    10,950 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

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    IMPORANT UPDATE October 2020 -
    Severe flood damage and disruption to the southern sections of the route 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6 and SCR.3. Route impassable and dangerous.
    5.1 …

  • Difficult
    05:50
    37.1 mi
    6.4 mph
    5,725 ft
    6,550 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

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    IMPORANT UPDATE October 2020 -
    Severe flood damage and disruption to the southern sections of the route 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6 and SCR.3. Route impassable and dangerous.
    5.2 …

  • Difficult
    06:36
    54.5 mi
    8.3 mph
    5,425 ft
    10,650 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

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    IMPORANT UPDATE October 2020 -
    Severe flood damage and disruption to the southern sections of the route 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6 and SCR.3. Route impassable and dangerous.
    6 …

  • Intermediate
    02:33
    31.9 mi
    12.5 mph
    600 ft
    5,850 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Col de Turini to Nice, France. Filename 'SCR.3 Turini descent to Nice'.An alternative, faster route to Nice. All tarmac, all downhill!Some busier roads towards Nice as is to be expected on the faster roads in this area, but this route is the easiest way to Nice for a tired rider. The route takes you down a 60km, 1800m descent off the Col de Turini all the way to Café du Cycliste and the seafront promenade.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    694 mi
  • Duration
    104:56 h
  • Elevation
    98,400 ft

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