Leaving from Nice, Cagnes-sur-Mer or Saint-Laurent-du-Var
The Var river dale offers a range of beautiful routes. Depending on your plan for the day, you can go for a 100 % flat route along the cycle path next to the river, or you can make a route with climbs to the small picturesque villages in the area.
Lifesparkz Bike Tours has set together a pre-designed route - however please ask for any alternative tour wishes for this area - and we will design a tour that fits your wishes for landscapes, climbs or no climbs, hours and villages to visit. Alternative routes and places to pass through are going via Gilette or cross the river and go East through Aspremont or Châteauneuf-Villevielle.
We take off from Nice, pass by the airport to go along the coast to Saint-Laurent-du-Var. From here you will find yourself rolling on an easy long and flat section. We do have to pass through a stretch with bigger roads and some traffic. Once we have left the industrial area of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, we find ourselves on a long stretch with a cycle path, which takes us along the riverdale. Here you will find fields of local agricultural products just next to the road.
We are surrounded by mountains. In the Winter and Spring seasons you will get a look to snow-covered mountaintops.
As we reach the edges of the valley, we start climbing to get to the beautiful villages, Broc, Carros and Gattière. The road on the mountain section has some climbing - the gradients are not too steep though - more like rolling hills.
We can make stops en route as you wish to enjoy the view of the valley and the tranquility. In Spring, you hear the smelting water run along the side of the road with a very delicate sound in the choir of birds' singing for you.
We return to Saint-Laurent-du-Var and the starting point of the tour.
4,5 - 5 hours
Level 2 (It can also be designed to a Level 3 route by including other areas)
App. 80 km, 800-1000 meters climb
95 € Individuals
Groups/multiple days - Contact Lifesparkz Bike Tours for your price