Mont-Boron, Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Leaving from Nice
5 km outside of Nice you find the former fishing village Villefranche-sur-Mer. Villefranche-sur-Mer attracts people from all over the world to visit the picturesque streets, the beautiful bay and wide sand beaches. Framing the bay you find Cap-Ferrat.
We meet in central Nice from where we start by going via the Promenade des Anglais. We pass the harbour and climb the ocean road in an easy pace. It starts with a 2 km uphill to Mont-Boron, but we go in an easy pace. You will be rewarded with a magnificent view in Mont Boron of the bays towards Nice and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat!
When we reach Villefranche, we stop in the old town for you to walk around and perhaps buy a snack or coffee. We can visit the old habour and the magnificent beach front.
From Villefranche, we climb to the main road again to go 2 km further on the road from Nice to make a round-trip at Cap-Ferrat.
The cap is known for glamourous villas, e.g. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. We make stops to enjoy beautiful sceneries of the views to Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Eze. As we reach the lighthouse , we get off the bikes to discover the scenic rocks surronding it.
At this point of the trip, you make feel like making a stop in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat for a drink, before we make our way back to Nice.
Approximately 4 hours
Level 1 - leisure cycling
(30 km, flat sections and some sections with shorter climbs, app. 400 m climb)
We recommend that you rent a leisure type bike with a good gearing for this tour or an e-bike.
If you wish, we can add additional time to visit the garden and house of Ephrussi de Rothschild (entrance fee is not included). Please, make a special request for this option.