The cycling season 2018 from Villa Romarine is open :)!
From the holiday house Villa Romarine you’ll find lots of great cycling opportunities – regardless if you prefer a racing bike or a more traditional bike, which you’ll find in Villa Romarine’s garage. A man’s bicycle, a ladies’ bike, a ladies’ touring bike and two mountain bikes.
Sunday the 4th of February, Charlotte and I (Thomas) opened the cycling season from Villa Romarine. Get an overview of the entire route including photos here: Cycling trup from Villa Romarine to the coast and back.
We rode our bikes to St. Jeannet with two French recreational athletes; a fast beginning :). We continued along the old road, Ancienne Route de Vence – a beautiful stretch without any traffic. At the lower roundabout in St. Jeannet, we turned right (West) to get to an old bridge and a lovely creek, La Cagne, which we met again by the mouth in Cagnes-sur-Mer!
In Vence we would have continued to the picturesque village St. Paul, but we decided to take a detour through Tourrettes-sur-Loup in order to ride on the smaller roads and to take a look at the reopened, Danish-owned Auberge de Tourrettes. We had a nice chat with the owners and are looking forward to the 1st March, when they open for evening service. I’m sure it’s worth a visit.
In St. Paul we stopped for cappuccinos and croque monsieurs before we rode all the way down to the coast in Cagnes-sur-Mer. It was wonderful to see the ocean!
On our way home we stuck to the small and tranquil – but steep! – roads behind St. Laurent-du-Var. We climbed quickly and along almost the entire ridge, we had a great view of the Var Valley. Back in St. Jeannet we bought fresh baguettes and pain au chocolat as a reward for our lovely trip and all the kilometres.
The last 5 km home to Villa Romarine was along the old road “Vieille route de Carros” past the vineyard, 1,5 further ahead of the gravel road and then we reached Villa Romarine and a well-deserved beer from the holiday house’s own bar. Outside, but wearing a sweater :). It was a lovely way to get to see some of the area mixed with the fresh winter air.