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Cycling on the Côte d'Azur

Cycle along the wonderful Cote d'Azur and explore routes enjoyed by the many pro cyclists who have made this area their home and training base.

Book a few days in Nice and enjoy cycling along the beautiful French Riviera coastline or head inland to the mountains to ride some of the routes have been made famous by the many professional cyclists who have made this area their home or climb the Col de Turini, made famous by the Monte Carlo rally.


  • Stay in the wonderful cosmopolitan city of Nice on the French Riviera

  • Cycle in the playground of the professionals in the mountains above Nice 

  • Experience riding routes that have featured in the Tour de France and the Paris-Nice professional cycling races

  • Stunning scenery where the sea meets the mountains and coastal descents

  • Ride high in the Alpes Maritime climbing against a backdrop of craggy rock faces and waterfalls

  • Explore the beautiful roads and mountains, overlooking stunning coastal scenery of the Cote d’Azur


Recommended Routes


Ride out to experience the famous Col de Turini This route brings the chance to test yourself one of the most famous climbs of the Côte d'Azur; the Col de Turini. At a height of 1607m, start your ride from Nice, winding through picturesque villages, with the chance to stop for coffee before reaching the summit. Afterwards, you'll be able to enjoy the spectacular views as you descend back towards the old town of Nice to enjoy a coffee and cake at Café du Cycliste.

Experience the Col d'Eze and the views over Cap Ferret This morning ride takes you out from the city, and along the coast, where you'll be able catch your breath before tackling the climb up to Col d'Eze. At the top of the climbyou will be rewarded by magnificent views and the chance for some photos.  Ride onwards and enjoy a breathtaking descent back towards the coast and into the city. 

You can extend this ride and stop for a coffee at the marina on the millionaires playground that is Cap Ferret.

Experience a coastal ride towards Cannes/Antibes. Another half-day ride from the city, and along the coast towards Cannes, where you will be able to stop for coffee and enjoy watching the yachts of rich and famous as they set anchor in one of the world's most famous bays before cycling back to Nice. 

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