North of the route, a race track can partially be seen. Based on NPC statements, it can be surmised as a track for Rhyhorn racing. Opposite the entrance to Victory Road, there is a series of ledges which provides a shortcut to Santalune City. In the south of the route there is a river and waterfall which leads to the Chamber of Emptiness and other Trainers.
Détourner is a French verb (infinitive mode, present tense) that means "to divert", "to reroute", "to redirect", "to change course". The prefix dé- modifies the meaning of the verb tourner (meaning "to turn") to give it the antonymous meaning. Therefore, détourner means "to turn in the other direction than the one that was planned". It is possible the route was named this because the player is denied access to Victory Road the first time they can enter this route and so must turn around.