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I am Tina Baltzer, cycling enthusiast, independent bike guide and creator of Lifesparkz Bike Tours. Living in Nice but born and bred in Copenhagen, Denmark, I have cycled every day for almost 40 years - cycling is part of my DNA!
Whether you’re visiting Nice or live in the area, Lifesparkz Bike Tours creates unique cycling experiences for people looking for that spark when discovering and exploring Nice and the surrounding region.
Whether you want to discover the mountains or see the coast, we design routes and itineraries in cooperation with you and match you with a guide, who meets your fitness level. We guide sportive tours on road bikes and leisure, touristic, tours on city bikes.
Why did I create Lifesparkz Bike Tours?
It all began in the early Spring 2015 when I had my first cycling experience in Nice. It was not on the bright side!
I was living in Copenhagen at the time, training for the IRONMAN and needed a break from the dreary Danish weather. I decided to travel to beautiful Nice, where I knew I could find amazing landscapes to discover by bike. Having visited Nice on numerous occasions for holidays, it simply became like a second home to me.
Mission set, I packed my road bike so that I could explore all that this beautiful region had to offer. Yet, as I had unpacked my bike, I felt alone on my quest as I was not familiar with the good cycling routes and the road traffic simply frightened me!
I searched the internet to find a local bike guide to help me with my venture, yet the options available to me were either too expensive, had fixed itineraries or only took groups. So I skipped it.
Days of my holiday passed by, soon I would have to return to Copenhagen. I finally found the courage to go out on the bike and strolled down the cycling path along the Promenade des Anglais. I gazed upon the magnificent azur ocean and loved pedaling along the true Côte d’Azur. Yet, suddenly out of the blue it turned into a day with a thunderstom and heavy hail!. So my cycling adventure became a very brief one on that holiday.
Yet, I did get a hunger for more cycling in the Côte d'Azur.
1. Before entering the cycling scene, I tried to enter the scene of the movies.... 2. Naa, just another blo.. tourist 3. Next year, I approached the red carpet in a new style - Cannes Triathlon 2016 4. At Cannes Triatlon I bumped into Armand, who signed up as a co-working bike guide on the spot. 5. Support from home and away is essential. My dear childhood friend Sara-Louise helped me out at my humble stage at the Travelfair in Copenhagen early 2017 6. By Spring 2017 Lifesparkz Bike Tours welcomed 60 sponsors of the Danish cycle team Riwal for 3 days of cycling in Vence 7. In 2018 we have established Lifesparkz Cycle Club for amateur cyclists, who love to cycle, while we chat, drink coffee and beer at the Côte d'Azur. 8. Logo by artist Signe Gabriel 9. I am ready for the 2018 season. Looking forward to biking with you.
The idea of Lifesparkz Bike Tours was born due to this experience of cycling in unknown territory and the lack of flexibility and affordability with the existing guided bike tours in Nice. Soon after my trip, I made the decision to move to Nice to cycle in this stunning and challenging landscape and to set up Lifesparkz Bike Tours.
What drives Lifesparkz Bike Torus is sharing my adventurous passion to explore this beautiful region by bike with others because there are so many hidden gems to discover! You find landscapes, people and villages here that are unique and make you want to return for more – or never leave.
Get in touch and we will design your personal bike tour together. We guide in English, French or Danish.
Looking forward to biking with you!
Lifesparkz Bike Tours
+ 33 6 40 52 94 39
Tina Baltzer, owner of Lifesparkz Bike Tours.