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Cycling the French Riviera

Côte d’Azur & Golden Islands

map Côte d‘Azur Home-based tour

Route

Tour profile / level 1-2

Easy and short cycling stages, all on asphalted cycle paths or side roads. Rarely contact with traffic. The daily cycle routes can be individually extended or abbreviated.

Day 1: Hyères-Plages

Individual arrival (airport Nice or Marseille, good train connection with the TGV to Toulon/Hyères). Your hotel is located in Hyères-Plage, close to the beach.

Day 2: Roundtrip to Hyères city or Pierrefeu, approx. 15 - 62 km

The medieval old town with its narrow alleys and colourful houses is small, charming and typically French. A special highlight is the Villa Noailles (Bauhaus), from the castle ruin you can enjoy a fantastic view. Alternatively all sporty cyclists can cycle through the lonely / hilly hinterland on tiny roads to the small village of Pierrefeu in the middle of the "Côte de Provence" wine growing area and through endless vineyards back to Hyères.

Day 3: Island Porquerolles, approx. 30 km

May we take you to paradise? Passing flaming colonies you cycle to the boat station and transfer to the dream island Porquerolles (payable locally). The island is car-free, characterized by olive plantations, vineyards and romantic bays with white sandy beaches. Worth seeing are the Plage de Notre Dame, the fort and the Lighthouse.

Day 4: Roundtrip Le Lavandou, approx. 50 km

On well-developed cycle paths you cycle over the old salt works, past vineyards and olive groves - the sea within a few meters - to the fishing village Le Lavandou, at the foot of the Moorish massif. With a little perseverance or by e-bike, a detour to Bormes-les-Mimosas, famous for its panorama and the old town, is worthwhile.

Day 5: Train ride Hyères – Nice / Nice (day of rest)

Today you will not only change your hotel, your will find yourself in a whole new world. From the unspoilt coast you travel by train (included) to the capital of the Côte d’Azur. Nice awaits you with its old town, fashionable buildings and numerous museums.

Day 6: Nice - day of rest or city sightseeing tour by bike, approx. 10 km (optional)

In the morning you have the opportunity to take part in an interesting city tour by bike (optional) or you can take the time to enjoy the city by bike. Explore Nice and its museums on your own. The Principality of Monaco is only 25 minutes away by train.
  • Excursion: Nice - City tour by bike

    Discover the beauty of Nice and its enchanting sights on a pleasant and relaxing cycle route. Our carefully selected route takes you along quiet cycle paths and low-traffic roads so that you can experience the city's highlights from the comfort of your bike saddle.

    9:30 am every Tuesday and Friday (tour will take place in every weather condition) - English speaking guide!

    Price: € 38,-
    Duration: approx. 2,5 - 3 hours
    Meeting point: 2 Rue Halevy, Mobilboard Nice (15 min prior tourstart)

Day 7: Roundtrip to Antibes, approx. 40-50 km

The famous Promenade des Anglais takes you along the Mediterranean coast to Antibes. The small town of Greek origin is not only well known for its marina, but also for the Old Town and the Picasso Museum. Surround the Cap d’Antibes with its botanical garden, where the High Society owns its holiday villas.

Day 8: Nice

At the end of your cycle trip you can stock up on Provençal specialities at the famous market Cours Saleya and drink a café au lait before you start your return journey. It is also a good idea to extend the trip - Nice and the surrounding area still have a lot to offer. The car rental prices on the Côte d’Azur are really low. Individual departure or extension.

Services

  • 4 nights on the peninsula Giens / 3 nights in Nice in chosen category, rooms with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • 1x train ride: Hyères – Nice

  • Service hotline (also during weekends)

  • Route book, maps and information material per room

  • Cycling-App - also available as GPS Data (We recommend bringing a phone attachement)

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   01.03. - 31.03.24
    S3   01.04. - 31.05.24
    S4   01.06. - 30.06.24
    S4   01.09. - 30.09.24
    S2   01.10. - 31.10.24
    S1   01.03. - 31.03.24
    with seaview in Hyeres
    S3   01.04. - 31.05.24
    with seaview in Hyeres
    S4   01.06. - 30.06.24
    with seaview in Hyeres
    S4   01.09. - 30.09.24
    with seaview in Hyeres
    S2   01.10. - 31.10.24
    with seaview in Hyeres

    Extras

    Discount 3rd bed (in room with2 full payers)
    Children on request
       
    Bikes & equipment
    21-speed 159
    E-Bike 239
       
    Additionals
    Cyity Tour Nice by bike (every Tuesday and Friday) TBA
    Reduction for no train ride Hyères City - Nice -35
       
    Additional nights
    Nice S1 (dbl/sgl) 95/165
    Nice S2, 3 and 4 (dbl/sgl) 119/205
    Hyeres S1+2 (dbl/sgl) 65/105
    Hyeres S3 (dbl/sgl) 85/135
    Hyeres S4 (dbl/sgl) 105/165
    Hyeres S1+2 (dbl/sgl) room with sea view 75/135
    Hyeres S3 (dbl/sgl) room with sea view 98/176
    Hyeres S4 (dbl/sgl) room with sea view 125/220

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Let yourself be enchanted by your charming hotels in Nice and Hyères on your Cote d’Azur centre based tour and use the comfort to relax and recharge your batteries. The hotels offer the ideal starting point for your bike tours!


    Nice: Hotel Villa Rivoli

    Villa Rivoli is a privately run hotel under German-speaking management in the historic center of Nice, just 100 meters from the beach and the Promenade des Anglais. >>more


    Hyères: Hotel La Potiniere

    This charming, family-run Provencal-style hotel enjoys an exceptional location overlooking the Gold Islands. The hotel offers a lovely private beach for its guests to relax after a day of cycling. >>more


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    You can choose between the following bikes with tyres in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents:

    • minimum 21-speed-bike with hand brakes
    • E-bikes unisex

    All bikes are equipped with a one-sided Ortlieb pannier (20 liters), a lock, repair kit and a rental helmet.

    Note: change of location

    Due to the change of hotels/cities during your trip please select your bike during the booking process for each town (Hyéres & Nice). The bicycle exchange makes the train journey also easier for you, because you only need to carry your suitcase.


    E-bikes | Elecric bikes | Pedelecs

    By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain. With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ...  Acclivity can be handled easily.


    Bicycle breakdowns

    can happen even with new wheels and by best servicing. With the rental bikes you will receive a repair kit. Should a repair not be possible, please contact our service number!


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Nice (NCE), Marseille (MRS)
    Direct TGV train connections between Nice city and Toulon (approx. 2 hours) or regional train with 1x change in Hyères city. Approx. 2 1/2 hours. Alternative from Marseille airport by bus and train to Hyères city which takes approx. 2 1/2 hours and you need to change the 2 times. Afterwards use a taxi to your hotel at Hyères plage.


    Arrival by car

    Nice: public parking garages approx. € 25,-/day; parking spaces directly at the hotel on request (advance reservation necessary, payable on site approx. € 30,-/day)
    Hyères Plages: free public parking spaces


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Toulon or Hyères city
    Details see arrival by plane above.

    Current train connections and prices you will find >>here

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