Monaco – Turin Monaco – Turin

Monaco – Turin

On this relatively short stage you leave the Mediterranean Sea behind and head inland and up over the Alps before descending into the fertile basin centred on the bustling city of Turin.

Starting (or ending) in glamorous Monte Carlo, EuroVelo 8 initially continues along the Mediterranean coastline but soon after crossing the Italian border the route heads northwards and almost immediately starts to rise.  After briefly re-entering France, EuroVelo 8 returns to Italy just after the highest point on the entire route - the Col de Tende – which is also one of the highest mountain passes in the Alps. 

Whilst scaling the Col gives you a tremendous sense of achievement, not everyone will want to spend their free time tackling something so strenuous, so if you are looking for something more relaxing why not try out the next stage to the west along the River Po? 

Of course after reaching the top, there is only one way to go and that’s down - through attractive alpine villages and into the basin of the River Po.  The stage ends in Turin, where there will be lots of opportunities to impress people with your tales of scaling the mighty Col de Tende!

  • 1,870
    M Elevation of
    The Col de TENDe
  • 4
    major rivers pass
    through turin
  • 1863
    opening of the
    monte carlo casino

 

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