Côte d'Azur Cities and Towns Tour
Join Azur Vélo on this exclusive guided cycling tour of the most beautiful French Riviera destinations, along the seaside and in the charming perched villages of the countryside. Ride at your own pace, whether you want to take your time to absorb the Mediterranean views, or test yourself on challenging mountain routes. Each day you’ll benefit from private vehicle and mechanical assistance with gourmet lunches and snacks during rest stops. Customize your trip with ride itineraries, services and accommodations to suit your travel preferences, fitness level and budget. It’s easy – just fill out the reservation request form and we will get in touch with you to start planning your bespoke Côte d’Azur Cities and Towns Tour.
This tour is a semi-custom tour available to private groups up to 10 participants. Reserve it as is, with individualized cycling itineraries specific to your group level and distance preferences, or customize it to change daily destinations and add services.
Day 1: Antibes
Private transfer from the airport to your seaside accommodations in the coastal city of Antibes, where you can relax and prepare for your cycling tour. We’ll organize a welcome meeting and mechanical assistance for set-up of your personal bicycle or your rental bike. Option for a short ride depending on when you arrive – or take your time to explore the fortified old town of Antibes with its boutiques, cozy cafés, port, beach and other attractions including the Picasso Museum.
Day 2: Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Start your ride to the charming medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence along the stunning seaside roads of the Cap d’Antibes. Choose the easier route along the coast and into the hills at Cagnes-sur-Mer, or the more challenging route in the mountains via the impressive perched village of Gourdon. After your ride, you’ll enjoy strolling through the streets of Saint-Paul, lined with art galleries, boutiques and lovely restaurants serving Provençal cuisine.
Day 3: Nice
Ride to Nice via the seaside or take a challenging mountain route with panoramic views. Visit the epicenter of the Côte d’Azur, with its unique architecture, ornate fountains, magnificent parks and popular beaches. Schedule an afternoon massage with our sports soigneur to relax and promote recovery between rides. Have dinner in one of many outdoor restaurants by the sea or in the Old Town.
Day 4: Menton
Ride to Menton via the seaside and the quiet countryside roads, with stunning views along the entire route. Cyclists seeking a challenge can take the tough but rewarding Col de la Madone route. After your ride, spend a relaxing afternoon visiting the charming and colorful frontier city of Menton, known for its Italian architecture, superb gardens, and citrus fruit products. You may also inquire about bespoke activity options including kayaking, hiking, yoga and guided visits.
Day 5: Villefranche-sur-Mer
Route itinerary options include heading across the border along the Italian Riviera where you can stop for some cappuccino, or climb one of the challenging mountain passes from the list. Ride through the Principality of Monaco with its legendary casino and splendid architecture. With the right timing you can stop for lunch in Monte Carlo before cycling along the coast to your accommodations in the picturesque fishing town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Spend a relaxing final evening strolling through the winding Old Town streets, shopping in the local boutiques, and dining in one of the seaside restaurants.
Day 6: Departure
Departure from Villefranche-sur-Mer with airport transfer included, or extend your trip with additional days and destinations.
All ride itineraries are customized for your group based on participant levels and distance requests. Routes may range from 40 km of flat/rolling terrain to 150 km with mountain passes. If you’re looking for a challenge, the following climbs may be included in your itinerary:
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Customize your Destinations
Customize your trip by changing the destinations within your tour or adding additional days and destinations. We will work with you to find an itinerary that is compatible with your daily distance preferences.
Please fill out the reservation request below. We’ll be in touch with you to find out about your group level, bespoke requests and other tour preferences. You’ll receive a price quote, valid for 2 weeks from the time of receipt.
Everyone was raving about the trip when we got back to the hotel. You and Fred have inspired my sister to take up biking again as well. I cannot say it enough. Your and Fred's expertise in cycling and the area really showed. Everyone had a wonderful time! I'll be recommending your tour group to anyone planning on coming over here.