Cycling Routes in and around Nice
The city of Nice is a fantastic place to base yourself for a cycling holiday in France. There are a number of different types of rides available that cater to all fitness levels. To help you choose a ride that is right for you we have mapped out several cycling routes in Nice. You can choose to cycle along the stunning French Riviera coastline and take in the beaches along the way from Nice to Cannes. Another popular route is the ride from Nice to Monaco. This ride hugs the coastline and takes in spectacular views of the Mediterranean. There are also some challenging rides taking in some of the most famous climbs in the area including the Col d’Eze, Col de la Madone, and Col du Turini.
The cycling routes listed below all start and finish from the city of Nice. These rides could just as easily be started from any of the towns or villages along the Côte d’Azur. In each of the rides listed below, you will find a ride description as well as information regarding where you can resupply food and water along the way. You will also be able to download the ride GPX file directly to your cycling trip computer or phone to make navigation as easy as possible.
If you are currently planning your cycling holiday in France we have lots more information on our site to help you. Our destination guides showcase popular bases for cycling in France and contain lots of practical information about visiting a particular location. We also have other pages dedicated to cycling routes in France which currently contain nearly 100 different cycling routes for your consideration.
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Used multiple times in both the Tour de France as well as Paris Nice, this short climb offers us some stunning views back to the Mediterranean Sea.
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Col de Braus & Col de Turini
This route includes climbs of the Col de Castillon, Col de Turini and Col de Braus. A stunning ride with hairpins galore.
Col de la Madone
A climb so famous Trek named a bike after it. Used as a testing ground for pro cyclists the climb of the Col de la Madone is a must when in the Côte d’Azur.
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Nice to Cannes
A tranquil flat ride from Nice to Cannes. The majority of this route is on a segregated bike path which makes it a good option for families as well.
Nice to Monaco
A scenic ride along the coast road to the luxury sovereign state of Monaco. Breathtaking views around every corner. Set off early to avoid the worst of any tourist traffic.
Col de Vence
Used in both the Tour de France and also Paris Nice, the climb of Col de Vence leaves the Mediterranean behind and swaps it for vistas of stunning mountains.