A long weekend for women, who love cycling and want to challenge yourself to the level from going on flat roads to mountains in the company of other cycling ladies.
Lifesparkz Bike Tours dedicates 4 days to introduce you to the beautiful and gentle mountains at the coast close to Nice - yet you will get a lot of challenge. Some of the regions most famous climbs are just in our backyard!
Poke your lady-cycling-friends and come for this weekend of challenge and fun on the bike.
I invite a maximum of 12 ladies for these days. Departures will be from Villefranche-sur-Mer, which is a pretty village 5 km out of Nice. I advice you to book a hotel or apartment in this town. One of the most stunning bays and beaches of Nice is here for your after-cycling chill :-)
Included: 4 days of guided cycling and lunches
Excluded: Transportation to Villefranche-sur-Mer, accommodation, energy drink/bars, beverages and food apart from the lunches.
Lifesparkz Bike Tours is happy to help you to find a hotel/apartment or advice for bike rental.
Minimum participants: 3
Maximum participants: 12
Day 1: Introduction to cycling in mountains
Introduction of the group, program and what to think about when cycling in mountains.
Cycling: We do a short ride on the first day to practise techniques for climbing and descending. Maximum 40 km/300m+. We will go on a roundtrip to Cap Ferrat and to roads with shorter climbs in the local area. 2-3 hours.
Lunch in Villefranche-sur-Mer - time for questions and socialising.
Day 2: Col d'Eze
Cycling: Today we will climb Col d'Eze! It is one of the classic climbs in the professional race Paris-Nice. We go to Nice and follow the 10km climb via Grand Corniche. You will get some really magnificent views of the ocean site going up! And probably sweat quite some.. At the top you get a nice view into Les Alpes Maritimes!
We continue easily to La Turbie, where we have lunch at a café close to the old town and the Roman ruins.
The descend is via a big road through Eze Village and down to Villefranche-sur-Mer. Approximately 45 km/600m+. 4 hours lunch included.
Day 3: 3 countries in 1 day, France, Monaco, Italy
Cycling: A day cruising the ocean road to explore Monaco and continue through to Menton and Italy/Ventimiglia. It is a day with smaller climbs, which will be in the shape of 'rolling big hills'. In Ventimiglia we can grab a quick Italian coffee before our return. Lunch at a restaurant at the beach front in Menton. Approximately 80 km/600m+. 6 hours lunch included. It is possible to shorten the ride to 60 km/500m+ and stay longer in Menton for those, who want a shorter ride.
Day 4: Le grand finale - Col de la Madone
Cycling: This is the day of the great famous climb to Col de la Madone. On these roads you may spot professional riders, who live and train in the area. It is possible to reach the top from two different sides - one is a bit more gentle and with less total km from Villefranche-sur-Mer than the other.
The classic route is going via Menton - 55-60 km/1200m+. 4 hours.
Another and very pretty route is going via La Turbie - 40 km/1.000m+. 3 hours.
We will decide on our route on the evening before, depending on our shape after the previous days!
Both sides are very pretty AND challenging.
Coffee in Peille/Menton or La Turbie depending on our route.
Lunch in Villefranche-sur-Mer to finish our great days of cycling!! :-)
Voluntary good-bye dinner in Nice.