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..
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 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.
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.
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 for 2 night packages.
Lazy morning in Nice before a last lunch and transfer back to the airport at 1pm.
The Monsigny is a comfy hotel with more space than most 3* options in Nice. Set a couple of hundred metres from the centre of town, the hotel was renovated a couple of years ago so rooms are modern and clean. The terrace is a nice spot to relax pre & post ride.
Save the hassle of bringing your own bike. All our bikes are full carbon with Ultegra & Disc Brakes.
The official route will be announced closer to the event but
Choose the Route
Ride Distance: 109
Elevation gain: 1860
Fly into Nice airport (NCE). The transfer to our hotel takes around 20 minutes.
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)
2 & 3 night packages available staying in Nice with rides each day into the hills.
All Packages Include:
2 night single package
2 night twin package for 2 people
3 night single package
3 night twin package for 2 people