• Travelcode: 386

    Côte d‘Azur Home-based tour

    Azure Riviera & Goldenisland

    • The fashionable metropole of Nice - creative, dynamic and young - is the epitome of sunny France. Hyères, the peninsula Giens and the gold island Porquerolles are a very special insider tip.

      During your bike tours you will discover medieval towns, romantic, small fishing villages and dreamy bays surrounded by the turquoise blue sea.

       

      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. 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.

      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.
    • 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

      Parking:
      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 under: www.radreisen.at/france-train

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:
      • 4 nights on the peninsula Giens / 3 nights in Nice in chosen category, rooms with private facilities
         
      • Breakfast
         
      • 1 x train ride: Hyères – Nice
         
      • 1 x boat ride La Tour Fondue – Porquerolles both directions
         
      • 1 x transfer hotel Hyères Plage  – Hyères  train station
         
      • service hotline (also during weekends)
         
      • route book, maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 01.03. - 28.03.19 Cat. Classic daily
      S3 29.03. - 11.06.19 Cat. Classic daily
      S3 18.09. - 30.09.19 Cat. Classic daily
      S2 01.10. - 27.10.19 Cat. Classic daily
      S1 01.03. - 28.03.19 Cat. Charme + Design daily
      S3 29.03. - 11.06.19 Cat. Charme + Design daily
      S3 18.09. - 30.09.19 Cat. Charme + Design daily
      S2 01.10. - 27.10.19 Cat. Charme + Design daily

      Extras

      Discount extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
      on request  
         
      Bicycle & equipment
      21-speed -bike 98
      E-bike 175
         
      Additional
      city sightseeing tour by bike in Nice – daily betwenn April 15 - October 15 35
      discount no train ride Hyères city - Nice -30
         
      Additional night in Hyères Plages + Nce
      on request  

      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

      Category Charme & Design

      Nice
      Hotel example: Hotel Villa Rivoli***
      The Villa Rivoli is a privately owned and managed hotel in the historic centre of Nice, only 100 m from the beach and the Promenade des Anglais. Look forward to an accommodation fromg the 19th century Belle Époque-style building with a garden and concierge service. All rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV and free WLAN. They all have a balcony and you have a nice view of the garden and the surrounding area. The hotel Rivoli prepares a breakfast buffet for you, which you can enjoy in the breakfast room or in the comfortable ambience of your room. Several bars and restaurants are within walking distance.

      Hyères
      Hotel example: Hotel Le Bor
      The modern design hotel is located on the Giens peninsula, directly by the sea with its own private beach and offers a unique view of the gold islands of Port Cros and Porquerolles. The reception is open 24 hours, the rooms are equipped with flat-screen satellite TV, desk, shower/WC and air conditioning. Free WLAN available. On the hotel terrace you enjoy your breakfast and in the adjacent restaurant the Mediterranean kitchen with fresh regional ingredients at sunset. A bus stop is only 500 m away, the city centre of Hyères is 7 km away.



      Category Classic

      Nice
      Hotel example: Hotel Ibis Styles Centre Gare***
      The modern hotel in the heart of the historic music district centre is located very close to the railway station, bus, tram and Mozart car park (50 m away). Only a 10 minutes walk to the famous Place Masséna, the Promenade des Anglais and the beaches. Nearby you will find countless fantastic restaurants offering the best of French cuisine at very attractive prices. The modern rooms have shower/WC, flat screen TV and air conditioning. Free WLAN is available in the hotel.


      Hyères
      Hotel example: Hotel La Potiniere
      Directly next to Port de Plaisance the hotel La Potinière is located with its own private beach. This hotel overlooks the islands of Porquerolles and Port-Cros. The rooms in typical Provencal style are functional, comfortable and quiet, have shower/WC, flat screen TV, air conditioning and hairdryer. Free WLAN is available in the hotel. Hyères with its many shops, restaurants and the famous Chateau de Saint Bernard is only 7 km away.



      Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

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

      with tyres in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.

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


      E-bike

      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! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! 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 ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. 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.


       

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