Provence to the French Riviera Bike Tour
Backroads bikers biking along the French Riviera
Cassis calanques, France
Backroads guests playing the traditional game of pétanque in Saint-Tropez
Guests toasting glasses of champagne
Backroads guests hiking along the coast in France
Backroads guests enjoying a delicious meal outside
Backroads guests exploring a town in France
Aerial shot of an elegant boat in the blue waters off the coast of France
View of St. Tropeiz, France
Dining with a view of a blue sea on the French Riviera
Streets of Aix-en-Provence, France
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Provence to the French Riviera Multi-Adventure Tour

Nice to Saint-Tropez: Côte d'Azur & French Alps Foothills

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,999 - $6,299 pp dbl occ

($1,650 for sgl occ)

Nothing is quite like the South of France. Nestled between clear blue skies and sparkling Mediterranean shores, it’s hard to ignore the allure. The glamour of the French Riviera. The sunsets on Saint-Tropez. Spend days looking at jaw-dropping vistas or meandering through picturesque villages. Spend evenings relaxing and dining by the sea. In the South of France, savor it all.  

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France Provence to the RivieraMulti-Adventure Tour
France Provence to the RivieraMulti-Adventure Tour

France

Start/End Nice

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Embark on an active journey in the Côte d'Azur from Nice, France’s legendary vacation city
  • Bike in the foothills of the southern French Alps and amid the emerald-hued Massif des Maures
  • Hike through tiny coastal enclaves and past jaw-dropping vistas to must-see Pampelonne beach
  • Lounge by the sea à la Brigitte Bardot and sip pastis at sunset in ever-stylish Saint-Tropez
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

High above the sea, bike through Préalpes d’ Azure Nature Park accompanied by expansive views of the French Riviera and Alp | Take pleasure in the splendor of the landscape as you pass forests, plateaus, gorges and villages perchés (perched villages) clustered on the hillsides | Visit St-Paul-de-Vence, where medieval walls capture more than 1,000 years of history | At Vence Chapel, see an artistic creation designed by Henri Matisse | Admire 360-degree views from the lovely village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup | Exquisite cuisine and world-class hospitality await at our Provençal hideaway.

Accommodations
Le Mas de Pierre Hotel in France
Le Mas de Pierre
Saint-Paul-de-Vence
| Premiere Hotel

Brightly lit rooms with refined décor are distributed among seven luxurious villas surrounded by the iconic sun-bathed landscape of Provence. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Day 3
Description

Take in views of the glittering blue sea as you journey toward Cannes | Leisurely explore a city known for its star-studded film festival, luxurious hotels and excellent cuisine | Walk along La Croisette, a seaside promenade that hosts the Cannes Film Festival | Enjoy dinner as you watch the sun set over the expansive Bay of Cannes.

Accommodations
Hotel Barriere Le Majestic
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic
Cannes
| Premiere Hotel

Splendid in décor and location, this seaside property overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is a celebrity favorite featuring chic rooms with balconies. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa) 
 

Days 4-6
Description

Pedal through the lush green of the Massif de Maures Mountains, densely vegetated with cork, oak and holly trees | Ride through La Plaine des Maures Natural Park, a distinct landscape where limestone hills, sandstone outcrops and sparse scrubland have created savannah-like scenery | Boat to take in the legendary St-Tropez, jewel of the French Riviera | Enjoy views from the red-toned Massif de l’Esterel mountain range | Cool off after biking with water activities at Figueirette beach | Treat your palate to a fabulous farewell dinner at our stylish beachside hotel.

Accommodations
Exterior of Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa
Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa
Théoule-sur-Mer
| Premiere Hotel

This waterfront Small Luxury Hotels of the World member dazzles with sensational sea views, luxe gem-hued décor and canopied lounge beds on its sunny terrace. (pool, spa)

Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

*Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 30 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Other
Water Activities (2 hours)
Day 4
Biking
Level 3 | 27 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Other
Water Activities at Cap Camarat (half day)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 5 miles | 500 ft. gain
Kayaking
(2 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip. (click the arrow to see all available options) *E-bikes and Carbon bikes are subject to availability. Requests will be prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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