Cycling in Provence Alpes Cote d' Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is a paradise for cyclists too.

If you have a penchant for pedalling, you’ll find plenty of iconic hotspots here including Mont Ventoux, Col du Galibier, Col de l’Izoard, Col de la Madone and Col de la Bonnette...

Cyclists on the pass Echelle ©  Fabrègue.R
Cyclists on the pass Echelle © Fabrègue.R

On certain days, the local mounts are reserved for cyclists and it’s easy to get hold of a bicycle or electrically assisted bike from the local rental firms.

And as anyone who’s ever been on a bicycle knows, there are no big or small cycling adventures – every foray is an experience unto itself.

Our town and city centres are bicycle-friendly, while slow tourism fans appreciate the region’s hundreds of cycling routes, perched over the Mediterranean shores or criss-crossing the valleys of the Southern Alps.

Cyclists cycling on the road at Col du Noyer in the Hautes-Alpes ©  Fabrègue.R
Cyclists cycling on the road at Col du Noyer in the Hautes-Alpes © Fabrègue.R

Three unique long-distance trails plus France’s largest mountain bike domain promise freeriders, X-Country, All Mountain, Downhill, BMX and Gravel Bike fans a ride to remember.

Mont-Dauphin © Di Duca.M
Mont-Dauphin © Di Duca.M

Cycle touring is very popular here too, with trails such as the ViaRhôna – the French portion of the Eurovelo 8 route - linking Camargue to the Southern Alps, Mediterranean and Italian border.

More info:
Cycling along the Mediterranean (External link)

Cycling along the River Rhône (External link)

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