Cycling routes and tips
You’ll find great cycling routes near Nice, so make sure to avail yourself of the fantastic terrain.
The area north of Nice with Villa Romarine as your starting point is one of the best cycling terrains in Europe. Lots of professional cyclists live and practice in the area.
It’s a very beautiful and varied terrain with possibilities of relatively flat routes, hills with 100-400 vertical metres and mountains with up to 1,000 vertical metres (vm).
From Villa Romarine there are great cycling routes in every direction. There are a lot of calm and quiet roads, and if you wish you can ride your bike along the beautiful and refreshing Mediterranean coast.
We have shown a variation of cycling routes suggestions below, and you’ll find links for lots more on Facebook facebook.com/VillaRomarineCycling.
Easy cycling routes near Nice
East – Mont Chauve, 70 km, 1,200 vm
This mountainous terrain is often included in the final stage of the cycling race Paris-Nice.
Ride your bike to the Var Valley and ride the gradient up towards lovely Levens. The trip continues around Mont Chauve, and if you wish you can climb the 800 m high mountain before going back home.
Link to the route: strava.com/routes/702919
Harder cycling routes near Nice
North-east – Col de Turini, Froome’s favourite, 125 km, 3,000 vm
This is a real mountain route, and you need to be in good shape to complete it. Ride north in the beautiful and calm Vesubie Valley with gorges and the river rushing next to the road and your bike.
Ride Col de Turini from the east with more than 1,000 vm on a 7% gradient. From the top you go back south, and before the town Contes, you pass through a unique, deserted, beautiful and elongated prairie-like landscape.
Go for the final gradients – we recommend coffee and some sugar in Aspremont before the last descent and the gradient back to Villa Romarine.
Link to the route: strava.com/routes/909976
More routes and inspiration on Facebook and Strava
See more exciting routes and get more inspiration on cycling from Villa Romarine on our Facebook page about cycling.
Among other things you’ll find a link to the Nice Ironman route, where Villa Romarine is situated.