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The French Riviera or Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular vacation destinations in France. Nice, Cannes and city-state Monaco - all these cities are well known across the world. Because of hilly terrain and perfect weather conditions, it's a very popular destination for cycling too. The views of the Mediterranean sea from the top of the climbs are simply stunning. The weather is pleasant even in winter months and you can cycle all year round. A lot of Pro cyclists prefer to live there in winter to prepare themselves for the racing season.

If you go on vacation or on a business trip in the Nice area, why not take a couple of days off and go for a ride into the Alpes Maritimes? There are a lot of very challenging and beautiful climbs to experience. The most famous are: Col de Braus, Col de Turini, Col d'Eze and Col de la Madone. You can even go for a ride to Italy and do a few climbs there, then come back afterwards.

We can even arrange transportation for you to ride climbs like Mont Ventoux, Col de la Bonette, Col de Cayolle, Col d’Allos. Your opportunities become virtually limitless with our service.

Regardless, you decide your own express experience: who, what, where and when, and we deliver the best package to suit. All we need from you is getting to an agreed pick-up point and some of that hard-core cycling mood!

Price: from 250 EUR a day

We present an example of what your express cycling vacation could look like below, all adjustable to your travel plans and needs.
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Guided bicycle tour
  • Transportation from and to pick-up and drop-off place
  • Ride guide or support vehicle
  • Services of professional English speaking staff – guide, local knowledge, recommendations, stories, coaching if you wish
  • On-road supplements including fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
  • Basic mechanic assistance
  • We welcome non-riders and family members of riders
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, coffee stops etc
  • Accommodations (available for an additional fee)
  • Meals (available for an additional fee)
  • Rental bike (different level carbon bikes available for an additional fee)
  • Other cycling gear - helmet, pedals, all clothing (available for an additional fee)
 
Day 1

Stunning views of the Mediterranean sea + Col d'Eze - Col de la Madone

Morning pick-up from the Nice Côte d'Azur airport followed by a very short transfer to the city of Nice. Light lunch and bike fitting then you start to climb the spectacular climb Col d'Eze followed by the "famous" Lance Armstrong climb Col de la Madone. This is one of the climbs that he used to frequent in his preparation for the Tour de France. All ride long you will see spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea. You return at around 5pm and have an excellent meal at a specially selected restaurant. 

 Strava map here.

meals
meals
Light lunch
On road supplements
Dinner
house
accomondation
You choose your desired hotel style!
hills
climbs
Col d'Eze
Col de la Madone
tour
accomplished
Distance 52 miles / 84 km
Elevation gain 9030 ft / 2750 m
Day 2

Alpes Maritimes - Col de Braus and Col de Turini

8am early morning breakfast followed by another 6-8 hour long ride. You will head into the Alpes Maritimes and ride part of the stunning Route des Grandes AlpesCol de Braus and Col de Turini. The last climb is famous for being a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally which is held on the tight road with its many hairpin turns. Riding back is really fun. It's a fast 30 miles downhill all the way to Nice. A delicious lunch will be arranged for you after the ride then off you go. We will provide the transfer back to the airport, if needed, or we’ll make sure you get back to your hotel for a longer stay in Nice.

 Strava map here.

meals
meals
Breakfast
Ride snacks and sports nutrition
Lunch
hills
climbs
Col de Braus
Col de Turini
tour
accomplished
Distance 73 miles / 117 km
Elevation gain 10 620 ft / 3240 m
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Guided bicycle tour
  • Transportation from and to pick-up and drop-off place
  • Ride guide or support vehicle
  • Services of professional English speaking staff – guide, local knowledge, recommendations, stories, coaching if you wish
  • On-road supplements including fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
  • Basic mechanic assistance
  • We welcome non-riders and family members of riders
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, coffee stops etc
  • Accommodations (available for an additional fee)
  • Meals (available for an additional fee)
  • Rental bike (different level carbon bikes available for an additional fee)
  • Other cycling gear - helmet, pedals, all clothing (available for an additional fee)
 

Let's talk when it's best for you

Calls need to be scheduled at least 4 hours in advance of the scheduled call time and will be confirmed via email. HC Bike Tours uses time zone GMT/UTC+1 and welcomes your call in early mornings, late evenings and on the weekends as well.

Any questions?