A very different and stark terrain; as the name suggests, it’s barren and rocky, mainly slate.


The village of Luceram


Starting in L’Escarene, the climb passes through the pretty village of Luceram shortly after which the road divides, heading left for the Col Saint Roch. For many, Saint Roch is just a stepping stone en route to the Col du Turini, but options include access to the neighbouring Vésubie valley, or returning towards Nice via Coaraze.