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.


1.(00.0km,720m) 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 onto D81
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

Approaches

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
Col de Cornille: view from summit


A Dayride with this point as intermediate summit is on page:
Col de Bleine

The last summit point with different start and end points on this Extended Tour is: D2 Clues de Greolieres - Plan du Peyron(sh)