The best bike rides in and around Nice
Category : Tourism
Whether you want to explore the Côte d’Azur coast, keep fit, spend quality time with family or friends or simply have some me-time, Nice is the perfect place for a fabulous bike ride. Everyone from amateurs and professionals to Sunday cyclists will find the right route for them among the Hôtel Byakko's selection of best bike rides in and around Nice.
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An incredible playground between the sea and summits
The Alpes Maritimes is a prime cycling tourism destination due to its fantastic setting between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains, its warm climate and especially Nice and its 70km bike path network. Up to 4000 bikes ride on the Promenade des Anglais every day.
Post-pandemic, what could be better than a bike ride to let off steam, enjoy your freedom and a breath of fresh air. Whether you're riding solo, with family or friends, have an amazing cycling holiday venturing off the beaten track as you lend a helping hand to more responsible, greener and sustainable tourism.
Head off on an adventure exploring the Côte d’Azur coast on the hunt for the best cove for a dip, vineyard to explore, perfumery to visit or landmark to gaze at.
Check out the map designed by Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur listing bike paths, bike racks, secure car parks and water fountains.
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A vélo bleu bike ride on the Promenade des Anglais
Ride along the Promenade des Anglais on a vélo bleu bike and take a deep breath of Mediterranean sea air. The 7km Promenade des Anglais is the perfect road to visit the Baie des Anges effort-free. It's a flat road that opens onto the bike path taking you down Avenue Jean Médecin to the sea.
Rack up a few more miles and ride to Nice Port via Quai des Etats-Unis then head to Coco Beach for a seaside picnic.
Vélobleu is a bike hire scheme with docking stations all over Nice. You can also hire Vélobleu e-bikes. There are 285 bikes available in Nice, Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Cagnes-sur-Mer.
The closest vélo bleu bike docking station to Hôtel Byakko Nice is at 46 boulevard Raimbaldi 38 – 06000 Nice, N°124.
Explore the three corniches
Soak up incredible landscapes as you climb one of the legendary corniches between Nice and Menton: the bottom, middle and top corniches.
The bottom corniche along the shore is your ticket for adventure. Set off from Nice Port and ride across Villefranche-sur-Mer harbour, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula and Beaulieu-sur-Mer until you reach Menton, the pearl of the Côte d’Azur. It's the perfect path for seaside snaps.
If you want to gaze at incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea, hit the middle corniche which stands hundreds of metres above sea level. The former National 7 "Holiday Road" runs through the famous medieval hilltop village of Eze and Mont-Boron which has fabulous views of Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer.
If you like a high-altitude challenge then the top corniche is the one for you. It's more rugged and majestic with spectacular natural sights as you have the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the mountains on the other. Follow in the tyre tracks of top cyclists as you ascend the legendary Col d’Eze mountain pass at an altitude of 500m where the Paris-Nice race final is held every year.
Make the most of your bike ride to explore the Hôtel Byakko selection of 5 must-see sites in Nice. 1, 2, 3, on your bike!