Contains only parts of the stage which are either developed, developed with signs or certified – i.e. sections that are ready to cycle.
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On this short stage you leave the Mediterranean behind and head inland over the Alps before descending into the fertile basin centred on the bustling city of Turin. Starting (or ending) in Nice, soon after crossing the Italian border, the route heads northwards and almost immediately starts to rise. Briefly re-entering France, EuroVelo 8 returns to Italy just after the highest point on the entire route - the Col de Tende, an alpine mountain pass. After reaching the top, there is only one way to go, down, through attractive alpine villages and into the basin of the River Po, arriving in Turin.

Note: Please be aware that the section up the Roja valley near Ventimiglia is currently not developed. An alternative itinerary is being planned by the Italian and French partners of the region. In the meantime, we advise you to cross this section by train, which offers two connections per day. Go on the Trenitalia website, choose "advanced search" and repeat the procedure twice, one for the passenger ticket and one for the bike ticket.