Walking and Cycling tours in France French Riviera - Electric Cycling along the Côte d'Azur

French Riviera - Electric Cycling along the Côte d'Azur

Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Vence, Saint Raphaël or Saint Tropez : so many places that make us dream of the French Riviera. The sea and the sun of Provence, but also the unspoilt beauty of the hilltop villages of the backcountry, parks and rich Mediterranean gardens, and an exceptional series of museums in a region that has always loved painters.

This self-guided bike tour has been designed to escape the traffic jams, to overcome the many hills without much effort. To discover the region in an ecologic way, the electric bicycle is ideal. It makes cycling a real pleasure even if you are not very trained.

Day 1

Arrival at the l’hotel, in the town center of Nice Picking up the bicycles at our local bike rental shop

Day 2

NICE - CAGNES - VENCE (29 km; 18 miles) A short route to start that cycling week. By the seafront bicycle path from Nice to Cagnes sur mer, then climb up through small roads with little traffic to the village of La Gaude, before joining Vence. (29km+870 going up hill and -550 down hill) Night in Vence 3*** hotel B&B TO DISCOVER : • La Villa Renoir in Cagnes sur mer. • La Chapelle Matisse in Vence. • La Fondation Emile Hugues in Vence

Day 3

VENCE – GRASSE - CABRIS (42 to 61 km; 26 to 38 miles) 2 route suggestions to connect Vence and Grasse. • One goes through the hills : Le col de Vence (970m) and the beautiful village of Gourdon (61km, +1880m going uphill and -1660m down hill) One goes down to St Paul de Vence, and up through the “Gorges du Loup”, to reach La Colle sur Loup, and get to Grasse and Cabris. (42km,26 miles +970m going up hill, and -740m down hill) Rides on roads with moderate traffic. Night in Cabris, beautiful hilltop village, 3*** hotel, B&B.

Day 4

CABRIS – LA NAPOULE - CANNES (41 to 67 km; 26 to 42 miles) 2 routes to connect Cabris and Cannes. The longer one, but beautiful, goes first across the hilltop villages of St Césaire sur Siagne, Callian and Montauroux, to join the second lap to croos “Le taneron “ (67km + 1680m going up hill and -2200m down hill). Then a nice road across the “Massif du Taneron”, offering a beautiful view over the bay of Cannes. (41km +850m going up hill and, -1350m down hill) Rides on small roads, with little traffic except between La Napoule and Cannes. Night in the center of Cannes, 3*** hotel, B&B.

Day 5

CANNES – ANTIBES – NICE - VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER (42 to 50 km; 26 to 31 miles) This lap, with no hill climbing, takes place in very busy urban areas, but almost entirely using the seafront bike path. 39km using the shortest route and 46 km by Le Cap d’Antibes. (+/-230m) TO DISCOVER : • Picasso Museum in Antibes. • Fernand Leger museum in Biot (+4km). • Eden Roc Villa and Gardens, Cap d’Antibes. • La Promenade des Anglais and the Port, in Nice. • The Cocteau Chapel in Villefranche. Night in Villefranche, 2** hotel , B&B.

Day 6

VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER – EZE – LA TURBIE – NICE (30 km, 19 miles) A good climb from the port of Villefranche sur Mer to join the “Moyenne Corniche” and follow it to the hilltop villages of Eze and La Turbie . Back to Nice by the “Grande Corniche” , before a superb down hill road to Nice and its port. A total of 30 km and 1250 m vertical +/- . Average attendance roads . TO DISCOVER : • Exotic Gardens of Eze. • The Roman Trophy of La Turbie

Day 7

NICE End of the tour after breakfast

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Self guided BIKING-CYCLING
Level
FRENCH RIVIERA
Duration :
7 Days
From :
610 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 or 3 star hotels - B&B

Luggage transfer or not

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance

 

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Starts in : Nice.

Ends in : Nice.

Access : Nice train station.TGV/ Inernational Airport

 

 

 

 

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more , combine with another tour

 

See also :

PROVENCE VERDON GORGES

 

 

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Highlights

.Complete tour of the French Riviera 

.Easy itinerary thanks to electric bikes

.Short steps, leaving time to visit museums, gardens.

.Two ranges of accommodation:  2 ** or 3 ***