Fantastic roads, good climbs and fine weather make Nice a first-class destination for a long weekend of cycling. The quiet mountain roads and the medieval villages of the Alpes Maritimes seem a world away from the glamour and hustle of the Côte d'Azur, but they are within easy reach. The area is also steeped in road cycling lore. The Col de la Madone, made famous by Lance Armstrong, is an easy ride from Nice. Col de Braus and Col d'Eze, which features in the final stage of Paris-Nice, are also nearby. In fact, many epic battles of this classic race have been fought in these mountains. Nice and the surrounding hills is still a popular training ground for pro cyclists today.



Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Nice   

Arrive in Southern France. A private transfer can be booked to take you directly to your hotel. Airport transfers can be arranged with a trailer for bike boxes.

Once at your hotel, you will have available time to set up your bikes, or if renting a bike, a representative will meet you with the bikes at the reception area and help set these up correctly.

An evening meal can be booked at the hotel. Alternatively, we can advise on restaurants in town.                            

Day 2: Ride 1 (Col d'Èze)

42 km, 965 metres elevation             


Day 3: Ride 2 (Col de Vence)

108 km, 2000 metres elevation        


Day 4: Ride 3 (Col de la Madone)

90 km, 2300 metres elevation


Day 5: Depart for the UK   

Today you will be taken back by private transfer back to the airport for your return journey. Remember all our tours are bespoke and tailor made and we can alter any itinerary to suit you. 


Nice is a wonderful place to base yourself for a few days cycling, with stunning beaches, bars, good restaurants and great food. The riding offers everything from scenic spins along the Corniche, beside the azure sea to lung-busting climbs into the high mountains of the Alpes-Maritimes, on the hills that many pros train on.




All trips can include the following:  

  • Bike friendly accommodation, including breakfast (see below for hotel examples)
  • Evening meals at the hotel
  • Picnic lunches on ride
  • Private Airport Transfers (return) – subject to flights  
  • Support vehicle with mechanical support 
  • High spec bike rental
  • GPX files and route information via an app
  • 24/7 support from the Bikecation office
  • TTA financial protection


Bike Hire

Add high spec bike hire to your cycling trip 

We have a range of incredible hire bikes to choose from which can be delivered to your chosen hotel. Our local team will help set your bikes up so all you have to do is enjoy your holiday. 

We advise bringing your own pedals and helmet but all extras are available to hire. 

All our bike hires include, a puncture repair kit, bottle and pump.   




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