Cycling from Nice to Monaco

A trip to the Côte d’Azur isn’t complete without a visit to Monaco. Cycling from Nice to Monaco sees you riding along the coastal route with stunning scenery around every corner. Be mindful that the road can be quite busy in the middle of Summer during the height of the tourist season. We recommend you head out for an early start if you are in the area at this time of the year to avoid the worst of the traffic. Whilst there are no official climbs on this route you will find the undulations do add up so keep that in mind. The road does rise sharply out of Nice, to begin with.

We have more cycling routes around the Nice region which you can access here. There is a wide variety of cycling available from gentle rides along the coast to challenging mountains that rise up behind the coastline. You won’t be disappointed with some time spent here riding your bicycle. These routes are all based out of Nice itself but can be ridden from

Suggested cycling route

Motor yachts in the harbour in Monaco

Quick Stats

Distance: 44km / 27.5mi
Start elevation: 0m / 0ft
Max elevation: 196m / 642ft
Metres climbed: 927m / 3,043ft
Metres descended: 927m / 3,043ft
Categorised climbs: 0

Food and water

You can refuel with food and water at multiple spots along this route. We’d recommend starting off with a coffee at Café du Cycliste at the port in Nice and then refueling in Monaco.


  • The scenery on this stretch of coastal road is breathtaking.
  • Luxury surrounds you once you reach Monaco – if you want you can even sprint down the finishing straight of the Monaco Grand Prix!

Route details

Discover our comprehensive guide to Cycling in Nice

Cycling from Nice to Monaco is just one of many great cycling routes you can enjoy whilst you holiday in Nice. This area of the Alpes Maritimes is very popular with cyclists year-round owing to the great weather and variety of terrain on offer.

If you are not familiar with this region then, our comprehensive guide will help you plan everything you need for your cycling holiday. The guide includes information such as:

  • a map of the Alpes Maritimes with climbs and towns marked
  • where to base yourself whilst on your cycling holiday
  • cycling hotels and lodges
  • bike hire outlets
  • getting to and from Nice
  • non-cycling attractions and activities in the region