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.
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.
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.
Arrival day for our 7 day package. Our mechanic will help build your bike on arrival.
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).
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.
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.
Rollout at 9am again for a slightly easier day. Today is 90km with 1,000m of elevation.
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.
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.
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.
The official route will be announced closer to the event but
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Ride Distance: 109
Elevation gain: 1860
Fly into Nice airport (NCE). The transfer to our hotel takes around 20 minutes.
3, 4 & 7 night packages available staying in Nice with rides each day into the hills.
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