Col de Turini Challenge

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.

Ride with our partner company Riviera Cycling and explore the beautiful roads and mountains, overlooking stunning coastal scenery of the Cote d’Azur. 
You will be led by a local ride leader, who has lived and ridden in the area for over 15 years. With the chance to cycle parts of the 2020 Tour de France route, exploring the same roads that the many pro cyclists who have made this region their home, train on daily and climb up some majestic Cols, this is a trip, cyclist’s dreams are made of. 


  • Ride routes that many pro cyclists use to train on

  • Experience riding the Col de Turini as featured on Stage 2 of the 2020 Tour de France 

  • 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


Welcome to the Cote d'Azur! Welcome briefing at Event HQ for the main event.

The Main Event: Ride out to experience the famous Col de Turini This day 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, you will climb up 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 d Cycliste.

For those who are staying longer, why not consider booking up for our Extra Credit ride before you head back home.

Extra Credit Ride: Experience the Col d'Eze and the views over Cap Ferret Your ride guide will take the group on a morning ride from the city, and along the coast, where you will have a chance to catch your breath before tackling the climb up to Col d'Eze, where you will be rewarded by magnificent views and the chance for some photos.  Your ride leader will then guide you onwards as you continue the ride before a breathtaking descent back towards the coast and into the city.

Extra Credit Ride: Experience a coastal ride towards Cannes/Antibes. Your ride guide will take the group on a morning 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. 

What's Included
  • 1 day of fully guided cycling in the playground of the professionals in the mountains above Nice 

  • Unique route led by locally based ride guide

  • Ride the famous Col de Turini to the summit at 1607m

  • Challenge event medal

What's Not Included
  • International flights

  • Accommodation - we can recommend hotels for you to book in central Nice

  • Bike hire (payable locally)

  • Extra Credit rides

  • Travel insurance

Optional extras:

  • Bike hire upgrade: High-end carbon road bike or E-bike