Cycle the Côte d'Azur all year round in conditions that can only be dreamed of in most places. Sight seeing leisure ride, intermediate or advanced Guided rides, tailor made for all levels .
Côte d'Azur blue sky cycling.
Blue sky cycling on the French Riviera all year round means 300 days of sunshine a year. Great winter weather is here on the Côte d'Azur, so now's the time to head to the French Riviera.
Ride fabulous, scenic routes on well maintained, frequently deserted roads, climb amazing, iconic cols and get some sun on your back, all under the careful supervision of your own guide.
Benefit from cheap flights, hundreds of accommodation options and the best winter temperatures on mainland europe. When the weather is rubbish elsewhere and the high cols are still closed come and experience the incomparable French Riviera Cycling, see for yourself why there are so many pro teams based here and share their training routes.
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Tour de France 2020
Nice has been named as the location for Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2020, and although as a result of the covid 19 epidemic the date has been pushed back to August 29th, it's still on. Come and experience all the excitement of this event and let me guide you on the same routes that the pros will take.
The Ironman France usually takes place in June attracting over two and a half thousand brave participants. The bike route is reputed to be not only one of the toughest at around 2000 metres of climbing throughout it's 180 KM course, but also one of the most beautiful. Medieval villages, iconic cols, alpine meadows, deep gorges and vertiginous descents, it's got the lot.
If you're preparing for the Ironman or would like a taste of all, or part of the route, Riviera Cycling can guide you, giving you invaluable knowledge which will serve you on the day.
Aero bike and fast descent on the Ironman France route.
Le Col de La Bonette
Located about 90 mins drive from Nice in the Mercantour national park (home to wild wolves) le col de la Bonette is as high as you can go on paved roads in France. At 2802 metres altitude and 25km of climbing from the unofficial southern approach start point, it's the second highest route in Europe and easily reachable from the coast as a spectacular day ride, following a short vehicle transfer into the mountains north of Nice.
Paris - Nice
Held in March since 1933 the world famous Paris-Nice stage race sees the worlds top pro teams arrive in Nice at the end of a gruelling week known as the "Race To The Sun".
Why not combine a few days Riviera Cycling on the same routes with the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of one of cyclings most iconic races.
Milan - San Remo.
Also held in March and even older, dating back to 1907, this, the longest of the Spring Classic races at 291 kms, finishes just over the Italian border in the beautiful resort of San Remo, within easy cycling distance of Nice.
As you can see this whole region is literally steeped in cycling history (no pun intended).