Private personalised guided cycling tours Nice, Col d'Eze, La Madone, Col de Braus and more

English-speaking cycling tours Col d'Eze, La Madone, Col de Braus and more

Private personalised guided cycling tours Nice, Col d'Eze, La Madone, Col de Braus and more

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Nick Marshall
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nick@trainedinfrance.com

Ride Col d’Eze

The Col d’Eze is a mythic climb, hosting around 29 of the finishing stages of the Paris-Nice with the finishes being a mix of Time Trials and Group Starts.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The roughly 9km climb leaves St Roch and immediately kicks up to 7%, and shortly after jumps up to 8.5 – 10%. Apart from a recovery section 4km from the bottom the mountain remains between 6 – 7% with a short stretch of around 10 – 13%. It is a taxing, exposed ride that is phenomenally rewarding.
The average rider going hard at it can ride the complete mountain in around 35 – 40 minutes, while the pros are hammering it at 20 – 30 minutes.

TARIFS
Col d’Eze & surrounds (2 hours); 1 person: 90€, 2 people: 50€ pp, 3 people: 45€ pp
Col d’Eze & La Madone or Col de Braus (4 hours); 1 person: 180€, 2 people: 100€ pp, 3 people: 80€ pp

Cycle La Madone

La Madone was made famous by Lance Armstrong’s now notorious book “It’s Not About the Bike”. Don’t let that put you off though, this cycling mountain is legendary and steeped in cycling folklore.
Cycling to the foot of the climb takes you along the stunning coast via Menton towards the Italian border. An amazing start to an amazing ride!

WHAT TO EXPECT
The climb starts with switchbacks that take you out of your rhythm, and then settles into a steady 6-9% grade over 14km that takes focus and resolve as you get higher. It is after the left-turn at the village St Agnès that the climb becomes more alpine and passes through ancient tunnels.
The return itinerary can include coffee at la Turbie, a must for visiting cyclists.

TARIFS
La Madone (4 hours); 1 person: 180€, 2 people: 100€ pp, 3 people: 80€ pp
La Madone & Col d’Eze (4 hours+); 1 person: 190€, 2 people: 110€ pp, 3 people: 90€ pp

Col de Braus

Taking a a leisurely ride from Nice intersected with a warmup climb over the Col de Nice you will find yourself passing through the beautiful village of L’Escarène and over a stone bridge just before the climb of the Col de Braus switchbacks starts.
The winding road takes you past cliff-faces and a high valley with otherworldly views towards the coast.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Either use Col de Braus as a warm-up for the big rides or as a finishing ride due to its forgiving nature. The scenery is very Southern France/Italy with its low trees and exposed rock.
Heading over the back of Col de Braus takes you to Sospel which can be perfect to refuel and then make a run to the Italian coast, then back to Nice via Monaco.

TARIFS
Col de Braus (4 hours); 1 person: 180€, 2 people: 100€ pp, 3 people: 80€ pp
Col de Braus & Col d’Eze (4 hours+); 1 person: 190€, 2 people: 110€ pp, 3 people: 90€ pp

To Gourdon

Riding up to Gourdon from the coast is slightly epic to say the least.
Grab a coffee from the Lucky Break café before starting the winding ascent upwards through villages and forest to the ancient medieval stronghold.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Gourdon can be approached from two directions as part of a long loop and can also be the first step in riding onwards and upwards to the local ski resorts. Lots and lots of climbing with stunning views and fantastic descending through the canyons.

TARIFS
Gourdon (4 hours); 1 person: 120€, 2 people: 100€ pp, 3 people: 75€ pp

Coastal coffee

Take a break from climbing the southern French Alps and ride along the coast towards Italy.
Discover the best of Italian coffee and explore the finishing kilometres of the biggest of the classics, Milan San-Remo. Cross the paths of the pro-teams and ride the same roads the worlds best train on all year-round.
Over 300 years of sun per year make the mediterranean coast world famous as a training ground for the worlds athlete athletes.
Join them!!

TARIFS
Nice-Bordighera-Nice (4 hours); 1 person: 120€, 2 people: 100€ pp, 3 people: 75€ pp
Nice-San Remo-Nice (5 hours); 1 person: 140€, 2 people: 120€ pp, 3 people: 95€ pp

Bespoke Itinerairies

The South of France region is a vast cycling mecca filled with mountains, valleys and coastal roads.
Cime de la Bonnette, Auron, Col de la Lombarde, La Colmiane, Rubion, Gorges du Verdon… the list is endless and excites the imagination with their possibilities. Local knowledge of the roads and mountains is crucial and Nick is there to help you develop an itinerary suited to you.