Sportive Date 14th Mar 2020
Nights Available 2 to 3 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 2 or 3 night weekend packages 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 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 and the Etape du Tour..

Rolling Hills












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.

  • Warm up ride on Friday over the Madone

    The climbs north of Nice are legendary. On the Friday we head over the Madone on a 45km route over a bucket list climb.


The race to the sun marks the end of winter and the start of the spring cycling season. Join us in Nice for between 2 & 3 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.


Friday 13th March

Arrival day. Fly in by 11.30am for our 12pm transfer. We get to the hotel for lunch, build bikes or fit rentals and then go for a 45km spin at 3pm over the Madone.

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 for 2 night packages.

Monday 16th March

Lazy morning in Nice before a last lunch and transfer back to the airport at 1pm.


Hotel Monsigny

17 Avenue Malaussena, 06000 Nice, France

    About the Hotel

    This hotel boasts more space than you would expect from a traditional three-star hotel. Located a couple of hundred metres away from the town centre, there will be plenty to explore during your downtime. Recently renovated, the rooms are clean and modern, with a terrace that is perfect for pre and post-ride relaxation.

    Other Services

    • Bike Rental

      Save the hassle of bringing your own bike. All our bikes are full carbon with Ultegra & Disc Brakes.

    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.

    Getting There

    All our packages include return transfers. Please book flights to meet our transfer times:
    Friday at 12pm (book flights to arrive by 11.30am)
    Sunday getting to Nice at 6pm (book flights after 8pm)
    Monday getting to Nice at 1pm (book flights after 3pm)

    Travel Packages

    Popular Packages

    2 & 3 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.
    2 Nights: 13 - 15th Mar 20203 Nights: 13 - 16th Mar 2020
    Summary Price Quantity Total  

    2 night single package
    Hotel Monsigny
    2 nights in single room including breakfasts
    Sportive entry
    Return airport transfers

    £399 £399 Book Now

    2 night twin package for 2 people
    Hotel Monsigny
    2 nights in twin room including breakfasts
    2 x Sportive entry
    2 x Return airport transfers

    £699 £699 Book Now
    Summary Price Quantity Total  

    3 night single package
    Hotel Monsigny
    3 nights in single room including breakfasts
    Sportive entry
    Return airport transfers

    £479 £479 Book Now

    3 night twin package for 2 people
    Hotel Monsigny
    3 nights in twin room including breakfasts
    2 x Sportive entry
    2 x Return airport transfers

    £799 £799 Book Now
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