Published on : 26 April 20213 min reading time
Renting a bike in Nice offers several possibilities. Firstly, you can travel more than 15 km along the coast alone, with family or friends with a bike in town.
Rent a bike in town
You will enjoy the flat and safe seaside which is accessible on all levels. This cycle route crosses the Bay, the Beaches and the Bay of Angels and will take you to Antibes by crossing the Var on Napoleon-III bridge. Here you will encounter the port of Saint-Laurent-du-Var before heading to the famous racecourses of Cagnes-sur-Mer and the Baie des Anges. The 7-speed bike will be just right for a great day out. To get more comfort, you are free to rent 21-speed touring bikes or electric bikes. For more information, please contact locations.hollandbikes.com.
Rent a touring car, an electric bike or a road bike
Secondly, you can rent a touring car, an electric bike or a road bike. Each of these holiday-related bikes offers slightly more sporty tours of Cannes, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Eze, Monaco or Vence. In Nice, you can visit the old town, the eastern port of Lympia, the harbour of Villefranche-sur-Mer and the main streets and port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. On some slopes, the path leads to superb sceneries where you can contemplate the Alpes-Maritimes chain, immersed in the Mediterranean blues. The 21-speed touring, electric or even racing bike will be the ideal travel companion.
Rent a bike on the road
With 50 passes, hiring a bike makes the journey easier. The Alpes-Maritimes is one of the most beautiful places for those who want to walk and do sport. From a particular point in Nice, there are tricky routes including the legendary Col Turini, particularly used by the Monte Carlo Rally, which allows you to climb several slopes, each with a “mountain” resolution. There are also the cols de Saint-Jean and col de Braus with an incomparable gradient; the col de l’Ablé and the chain. In addition, the Col d’Eze offers an unparalleled panorama of the Côte d’Azur. The col de Vence presents its extremely giant massif. Finally, the Col de la Madone, where Tony Rominger was one of the world’s leading cyclists for many years, set the Madone training record while living in Monaco; his official record is 31 minutes and 30 seconds. An aluminium or carbon bike with a repair kit on these roads might work better.