Col de Cornille
I missed this little pass on the first loop around. The
road signs for the "bucles d'Azur" bicycle
route actually signs a route around it, not over it.
Generally the pass is thought of, only as the section
between points 3 and 5. The profile below attempts to
connect this route with points near the coast, still
leaving this pass as the highest point on the profile.
Whatever way this is accomplished, it involves a lot of
extra up and down.
START-END EAST ALT: Saint Vallier de Thiey
2.(22.7km,1169m) Col de Val Ferriere
3.(26.2km,1162m) START-END EAST: route turns right
4.(28.9km,1387m) TOP: Col de Cornille
5.(35.2km,1184m) START-END WEST: Andon
6.(57.6km,759m) turnoff to Cipiere on right
7.(68.6km,750m) intermediate high point
8.(77.0km,425m) START-END WEST ALT: Chateaneuf-Grasse:
jct D2210 - D2085
From East. (described downwards).
Roll down to jct with D81. This is almost on the route
Napoleon, or go right over Col Bas,
another very small pass.
From West. (described upwards) From
the round-about in Andon at point 5 on the profile, a road
sign points up l'Audibergue, a ski area that is amazingly
close to the Mediterranean sea. I wonder how long it is
actually in operation. Before you get to the ski area, you
can go right at a fork and climb in a straight line between
modern holiday houses and a few tourist businesses, that
however were all closed. - No medieval scenery on this
climb. From the top you can make out a few far mountains
between the trees.
Col de Cornille: view from summit