Col d'Eze - La Turbie - Nice
Leaving from Nice
This kilometer wise short tour will give you the chance to climb 600 meters in a shorter ride of about 40 k's. It is an excellent route to train your climbing skills if you have just started cycling in mountains. Although it will still test your endurance as you will climb non-stop for about 12 km from the take off from Nice until the top of Col d'Eze! The gradients are 4,5-6,5 %.
We take off from Nice and start the climb towards the East bound lower front mountains via the grand corniche road. The road is more or less uphill from we leave Nice and untill reach La Turbie. The views are stunning on the way up, the road is wide, in a good condition and with little traffic.
From above, we can look down to the beautiful bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat and the famous Eze Village with its characteristic middle-age old tiny houses. This view will help you keep your feet keeping on going untill the road flattens a bit out a few kilometers before we reach the top of the local front mountain: Col d'Eze. The view towards les Alpes-Maritimes is stunning from here and worth the climb!
From Col d'Eze we descend to Eze Village - a picturesque village from the on the top of the coastal mountains. If you wish, we can make a stop an have a short visit in the village - to enjoy the medieval village houses and narrow streets.
We will return to Nice via the middle cornice. The ocean view to Cap Ferrat and the Villefranche-sur-Mer is amazing.
2 - 2,5 hours
App. 40 km, 600 m climb
75 € Individuals
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