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.
The climb itself starts at the Nice side of the mountain in St Roch, and traditionally finishes in front of the Restuarant/Hotel l’Ermitage. That said, taking the time to ride up the last section to the Fort de la Revère leads you into Alpine country and is worth the at times brutal extra effort that it requires.
Ride the Col d’Eze with Nick Marshall and enjoy the benefits and local knowledge that come with it. A native English speaker Nick can help you arrange cycle hire and point you in the right direction towards local Airbnb accommodation.
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.
|Col d’Eze (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
Ask Nick all your training, nutrition and health questions too!
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