Aerial shot of an elegant boat in the blue waters off the coast of France
Backroads guests exploring a town in France
Guests toasting glasses of champagne
Backroads bikers biking along the French Riviera
Backroads guests hiking along the coast in France
Provence to the French Riviera Bike Tour
Backroads guests enjoying a delicious meal outside
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Provence to the French Riviera Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

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

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok) | Min age to ride e-bike 16+

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,299 - $6,599 pp dbl occ

($2,050 for sgl occ)

They call it the Côte d'Azur – the Azure Coast. Maybe it’s because of the clear blue skies that blanket these sparkling Mediterranean shores and pour sunshine across your family as you sink your toes in the sand. Or maybe it’s the turquoise waters that offer a refreshing dip after a day’s bike ride down from the southern French Alps right to the water’s edge. Or perhaps it’s simply what one must feel at the thought of ever leaving this magical place.

France Provence to the French Riviera Family Multi-Adventure Tour map
France Provence to the French Riviera Family Multi-Adventure Tour map


Start/End Nice

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


  • Embark on an active family 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 Mediterranean beaches
  • Lounge by the sea à la Brigitte Bardot and people-watch in ever-stylish Saint-Tropez


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Bike off-the-beaten-path routes with your family in the Préalpes d’Azur Nature Park nestled in an alpine landscape | Visit enchanting villages perchés (perched villages) high above the sea whose stone façades change colors with the morning light | An afternoon ride leads to the hamlet of St-Paul-de-Vence, a mecca for artists and once inhabited by painters such as Picasso and Matisse | Hilltop cafés provide opportune moments to savor a post-ride aperitif and views of the Mediterranean Sea | Hike chaparral-covered hills and get a 360-degree look from the summit | Linger in lovely Tourrettes-sur-Loup | Exquisite cuisine and world-class hospitality await at our Provençal hideaway.


Le Mas de Pierre Ariel
Le Mas de Pierre
| 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

Take in views of the beautiful countryside and glittering blue sea as you journey toward Cannes | Leisurely explore a city known for its star-studded film festival, luxurious hotels and excellent food scene | Boat to Saint Marguerite for an afternoon of excitement, art, and history | Walk along La Croisette, a seaside promenade that hosts the Cannes Film Festival | Dine as you watch the sun set over the expansive Bay of Cannes.

Exterior view of Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic
| 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

Pedal through the lush green of the Massif de Maures Mountains, densely vegetated with cork, oak and holly trees | Boat to take in the legendary St-Tropez, jewel of the French Riviera | Walk along gorgeous sandy beaches, admiring Saint-Tropez's stunning architecture and shimmering sea | Enjoy views from the red-toned Massif de l’Esterel mountain range | Cool off after biking with water activities at Figuerette beach | Treat your palate to a fabulous farewell dinner at our stylish beachside hotel. 

Aerial Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa
Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa
| 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)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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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
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 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
Optional Parasailing at Cagnes Sur Mer (2 hours)
Day 3
Level 2 | 19 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Saint Marguerite Island Discovery (2.5 hours)
Day 4
Level 3 | 20 miles | 1200 ft. gain
St-Tropez Discovery (2 hours)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Water activities at Figueirette beach (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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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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, this 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

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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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