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Sportive Date 14th March 2020
Nights Available 3 to 7 nights
Paris Nice Challenge Nice France
3* Hotel in Nice with breakfast
Guided Warm Up RIdes
Sportive Entry
Airport Transfers
Optional Extras Bike Rental Available
Sportive Overview
Paris Nice Challenge By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Paris Nice Challenge

Start your cycling season in one of the gems of European cycling - the Cote d'Azur. We have three options, a 7 night training week with 5 rides in the hills north of Nice mixing climbing days with easier days and a 3 or 4 night weekend focused on the sportive and pro race with one or two warm up spins.
We stay in the centre of Nice to be close to the sportive start / finish and be at the centre of the action for the culmination of the pro race. All our rides are fully supported with our ride leaders and mechanics in support vans. On our warm up rides we tackle the Col du Turini & Col de la Madonne. This is the perfect year to ride in Nice before the Tour de France Grand Depart with two stages starting and finishing in Nice.

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Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Ride the race to the sun

    The spring classics can be cold and cobbly. Strade Bianche is full of gravel. This is the place to start your season if you like smooth tarmac, sunshine and beautiful rolling hills, all starting & finishing on the Med.

  • Join our 7 day trip and get into the hills

    The climbs north of Nice are legendary. On our 7 day trip we ride the Col d'Eze, Col de la Madone and the classic Col du Turini - a special climb that will be included in this year's Tour de France. We alternate between easy days and climbing days with some great coffee stops.


The race to the sun marks the end of winter and the start of the spring cycling season. Join us in Nice for between 3 & 7 nights with warm up rides, extra support on the sportive and watch the final stage of the pro race.

Why Book With Us

  • Expert ride guides & mechanical support
  • Warm up rides into the hills
  • Private feed station on the sportive.


Sunday 8th March

Arrival day for our 7 day package. Our mechanic will help build your bike on arrival.

Monday 9th March

Breakfast at 8am, rollout at 9am. Today is a 100km ride to the Col du Turini with a lunch stop on the route (budget €10 for lunch).

Tuesday 10th March

Breakfast at 8am again with rollout at 9am. Today is an easier day with 85km mostly on flat or rolling terrain. We should be back in Nice by 1.30pm.

Wednesday 11th March

Breakfast at 8am. We jump in the van for 45 minutes to the stage start and ride over the Col de la Madone, one of the best climbs in the area. Lunch on the route.

Thursday 12th March

Rollout at 9am again for a slightly easier day. Today is 90km with 1,000m of elevation.

Friday 13th March

An easier spin before the sportive tomorrow. Today we have a morning at leisure in Nice before heading out at 2pm for a 50km coffee spin. We have a brief at 7pm to go through the ride tomorrow.

Saturday 14th March

Sportive day. Our hotel is a short spin from the start. We have a private feed station on the route with mechanical support and then have some beers in the evening to celebrate the start of the season.

Sunday 15th March

Pro race day. After a lie in and time to pack bikes, we watch the race start & then jump into the van to watch the pro race in two spots before heading to the finish.
Transfer back to Nice airport at 6pm.


Other Services

Routes & FAQs

The Routes

The official route will be announced closer to the event but

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 109

Elevation gain: 1860

Rolling out from central Nice, the route takes in five climbs with the last one being the iconic Col d'Eze. The last 13km are downhill hugging the coast before a quick finish back in central Nice.


Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

Fly into Nice airport (NCE). The transfer to our hotel takes around 20 minutes.

Documents Required

We will send you a form with more information for your sportive entry.

What to Pack

This is an early season sportive so check the weather before you come out and be prepared for all types of weather. Typically in March Nice is sunny but can be cool in the morning. The roads are mostly good with few very steep gradients so ideal for your winter or main road bike with normal setup.
Travel Packages

Popular Packages

3, 4 & 7 night packages available staying in Nice with rides each day into the hills.

All Packages Include:

  • B&B in 3* hotel in central Nice
  • Return airport transfers
  • Daily guided rides
  • Sportive entry
  • Pro race day package & picnic.
Aaron, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "I simply had the privilege of forgetting about all the process and concentrate on the event. Which is exactly what I wanted to focus my efforts on. "

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