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  • 1

    Start San Remo; free time to sort out bikes and explore the town.

    Start San Remo. For the night we will stay in a 2 star hotel in San Remo, located in the centre of the town. San Remo is the little Monaco of Italy, famous for its flowers, the labyrinthine architecture of the old town and its excellent Italian restaurants! San Remo is also famous for the annual 298km cycling race (Milan-San Remo), that this year had as usual a couple of crashes, and brutally tough conditions that ended in a crescendo with a magnificent sprint win for Michal Kwiatkowski. Stay in a 2-star hotel in the centre of San Remo town. *Standard Hotel*

  • 2

    Ride the Poggio climb, featured at the end of Milan-San Remo race; cycle back roads to the Italian Riviera, then into France at Menton.

    After breakfast we try out the bikes on a short loop over the famous Poggio climb which features at the end of the Milan-San Remo race. This climb was added to the race in 1960 to reduce the possibility of a sprint finish, but is now sprinted up in around six minutes by anyone who wants to be involved at the line. We then have a nice ride through the back country of San Remo with a steep climb up to San Romolo and a 920m pass before descending into the village of Perinaldo. From here we ride down through the Italian Riviera then along the coast and into France where we stop in the town of Menton for the night.

  • 3

    Circular ride through beautiful hill top villages and over the famous Col de la Madone and the Col d'Eze.

    Today we take on the most famous cols in the Rivera including the Col de la Madone (13km at 7% average), this ascent is well known to be a test climb to measure the fitness levels of riders before the tour and is a regular ascent for Chris Froome and Richie Porte. On the way to La Madone we can stop for a short visit to Sainte Agnes, listed as one of the nicest villages in France and from where the views of Menton are superb. At the col we will pass by the villages of L’Escarene and Contes to reach Aspremont.

  • 4

    Cycle over the Col du Broc and the stunning Col du Vence.

    After breakfast we leave Aspremont and cross the river Var before a climb to the beautiful perched village of Carros. Continue to the Col du Broc (9.4km at 4.2%) and to the perched village of Coursegoules before tacking the Col the Vence (943m) from the northern and slightly easier side before a stop to admire the spectacular view of the sea. We then have a long exhilarating descent into Vence, where we spend the night. 

  • 5

    Ride through the spectacular Loup Gorges on the way to Grasse.

    Today we leave Vence in the direction of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a medieval village perched on a rocky spur above the river Loup. From Tourrettes we continue to Pont-du-Loup, a historic tourist destination in the “Belle Epoque”, that Queen Victoria regularly visited. We then head north through the spectacular rocky gorges of the Loup river, a picturesque and protected natural zone with a shaded, winding route on a gentle “faux plat”. At Bramafan, descend the opposite side of the gorges to Gourdon, before continuing to Grasse via Caussols and the Route Napoléon.

  • 6

    Take on climbs from the Paris – Nice race towards Fayence.

    In the morning we head North-West from Grasse towards Saint Vallier de Thiey, a charming Provençal village on the Route Napoléon. Continue to Sainte Cézar sur Siagne, known for its karst terrain and caves. Ride through the beautiful gorges of the river Siagne before branching off to the fortified village of Mons to descend into Fayence. Fayence is known for the Paris- Nice race, where in 2017 Simon Yates won the sixth stage, beating Sergio Henao and Richie Porte on the infamous climb into the village.

  • 7

    Cycle through the red rock foothills of the Massif de l’Estérel to Saint Raphael.

    After breakfast we have a 300m ascent to the hill top town of Saint Arnoux before a fabulous twisting descent to Saint-Paul-en-Forêt which is the arrival town for the first stage of the Tour du Haut Var cycling race. From here we ride through beautiful rolling terrain, hill top towns and l’Esterel with its red peaks, ravines and gorges before a nice descent to the coast, arriving in St Raphael with time to explore the village and seafront or have a swim at one of the sandy beaches.

  • 8

    Tour ends in Saint Raphael.

    After a relaxed morning in Saint Raphael the tour ends here.

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