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Welcome to Nice and the Alps-Maritimes, one of the most picturesque destinations in the south of France and the start location of this year's 107th Tour de France. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Nice Train Station (Gare de Nice-Ville, Avenue Thiers, 06008 Nice, France) at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a brief transfer to your hotel in Vence and initial introductions, you will enjoy lunch at the hotel. Afterward, your guides will familiarize you with your Trek bike and ensure a perfect fit, before a scenic loop ride on winding roads to the small village of Châteauneuf-Grasse. You can also choose to make yourself comfortable at the hotel as you prepare for the week ahead and watch the Tour stage on TV. This evening, you’ll become better acquainted with your travel companions over cocktails and a delectable first night’s meal. This will be an incredible week!
Cantemerle to Chateauneuf-Grasse Loop
Approximately 25 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Rise and shine for your first full day in French paradise. Start your day with a café au lait before heading out for a ride that boasts spectacular roads and sprawling vistas. Our route starts up the Col du Vence, with a gentle 5% grade that warms up the legs and prepares you for the Alpes-Maritimes ahead. Enjoy a well-deserved descent and follow the Esteron River to Roquestéron-Grasse, a charming medieval village perched in the mountains. Explore the winding streets to find the lunch of your choice before we spin back to the hotel. Or, feel free to hop aboard the van for a quick shuttle back. This evening we'll shuttle into Vence to explore its historic center that dates back to the 13th-century. We'll enjoy dinner together at a charming local bistro and toast another successful day.
Cantermerle to Roquestéron-Grasse
Approximately 31 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing
Cantermerle to Roquestéron-Grasse return
Approximately 62 miles with 8,000 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Dinner
Today's ride starts with an hour-long shuttle to Menton and the base of the Col de la Madone, made famous by Trek Bikes when they named their bike the ‘Madone” after it. The climb starts at sea level in the seaside town of Menton before paralleling the Italian border and heading west at the small village of Sainte-Agnès. As the road narrows, the views are spectacular all the way to the top. Pause for a snack and take in the panorama before descending towards Nice and our second col of the day: the Col d’Èze. Enjoy a preview of this final climb of the Etape du Tour race route and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea before looping back to Menton and returning to the hotel to catch today's stage of le Tour on TV. Watch the action, trade updates on the day's stage, and swap insights on Tour predictions before savoring a group dinner at the hotel.
Menton to Col de la Madone and Col D'Èze Loop
Approximately 46 miles with 6,100 feet of climbing
Ride the Col d'Èze just days before the race
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
We'll enjoy more stunning riding today as we tackle the Col de l'Ecre, regularly featured in the Nice Ironman. This climb will be sure to catch your attention! Enjoy the views as the road ascends 8 miles before summiting and the thrilling descent back to Gourdon. Continue riding to the Cascades du Sault de Loup, one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the region. We'll stop for a sandwich and walk to the gorge to view this resplendent waterfall. This evening, a short shuttle takes you once again into Vence where you are free to enjoy dinner at the restaurant of your choice, equipped with suggestions from your guides. Tomorrow brings a lot of excitement leading into the Etape, so be sure to rest up!
Cantermerle to Cascades du Sault Loop
Approximately 54 miles with 8,400 feet of climbing
Cantermerle to Cascades du Sault Loop with Col de l'Ecre
Approximately 63 miles with 7,400 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch
As always with Trek Travel, today is yours to spend as you choose: prepare for the challenges of tomorrow's full mountain stage of the Tour de France with a short morning spin and the opportunity to loosen your legs, or skip the ride and opt for rest and relaxation at the hotel. Then, it's time to transfer to Nice, where the race expo awaits. Mingle with fellow riders and pick up your race number at the official event check-in. Soak up the atmosphere and browse the expo area with cyclists from all over the world. This evening, discuss strategy and review the course profile with your guides and riding companions as you gather your courage for race day. Trek Travel has secured a prime hotel located in the heart of the action and tonight’s meal will be a hearty, energy-packed feast that’ll ensure you’re well-fueled for tomorrow.
Approximately 15 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
AC Hotel Nice by Marriott
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Today is the day you finally experience what it's like to be a pro. You’ll rise early this morning, fuel up with a hearty breakfast, and ride to the start line to take your place among thousands of other riders who will all chase history together. Your Trek Travel support team will be available at strategically-located private rest stops to provide you with tasty nourishment and encouragement. This much-needed support will keep you motivated and fueled for your ride and out of the long lines at the official race stops. First, you’ll ascend the Col de Colmiane, then prepare for a gorgeous descent into La Bollène-Vésubie before attacking the next climb Col de Turini, made famous as a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally and one of the most scenic roads in France. Hold on tight for a long descent into Nice and the final climb of the day up the Col d'Èze in the closing miles of the course. By the time you cross the finish line in Nice, you’ll have done battle in spectacular fashion like the heroes of cycling. After your historic ride, the group will gather at the finish village where your Trek Travel guides will welcome you with a satisfying buffet of food and ice-cold beverages. Relax and recover at our exclusive post-ride celebration before a short ride back to the hotel for a meal worthy of champions.
Nice to Nice
Approximately 110 miles with 11,700 feet of climbing
AC Hotel Nice by Marriott
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
It's hard to believe that our adventure has concluded. The morning is yours to sleep in and recover after your assault on yesterday's stage. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Hotel AC Marriott, with a 12:00 PM checkout. Please make your own travel arrangements to the airport, train station, or other destination of your choice.
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Avid Ride" options.
Buses and trams depart the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE) regularly for the city centre with a travel time of 20 minutes. You can also take a taxi for approximately 30 euros.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Nice Train Station (Gare de Nice-Ville, Avenue Thiers, 06008 Nice, France) at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. A shuttle through the bustling city of Nice will bring you to your ride start in Vence. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Cantemerle (+33 (0)4 93 58 08 18), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi can take you from the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport to the Cantemerle for approximately 100 Euros.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at AC Hotel Nice with a 12:00 PM checkout. Please make your own travel arrangements to the airport, train station, or other destination of your choice.View our post hotel recommendations
The summer months can bring warm days, ranging from the mid-60s to low 80s, with evenings dropping to the mid-50s to mid-60s. When traveling in the mountainous regions of France, it is best to be prepared for variable conditions, as weather can change very quickly, and there is always the chance of snow and rain. We recommend always traveling with rain gear, as well as plenty of breathable layers to provide warmth should the temperature drop.Packing List
If you have the time, consider staying in Nice at the beginning or end of your trip to further explore the diverse activities this French town offers. Nice is positively chic and fabulous all in one. This charming city on the banks of the Cote d'Azur is a world-class destination that beckons vacationers and the leisure class from all over the world. Artists like Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall have also found inspiration on its white sandy beaches, with year-round sunshine and total opulence. Visit the Promenade des Anglais and walk the four kilometers of beachfront property, keeping an eye out for architectural marvels. Or, visit one of its many museums devoted to modern art, Chagall, or Matisse. The Cours Saleya Markets are perfect for a stroll and shop, or the Parc du Chateau offers the best views in town. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:
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