Ideas For Rides

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Bike riding on the Riviera

The area has a vast network of trails for bicycles. Family trips, long bicycle rides, a simple healthy ride…  all are good reasons to take the bike trails along the coast. If you do not have a bike, stop by one of your Holiday Bikes agencies in Nice, Cannes, Villeneuve-Loubet or Antibes to rent a bike at your leisure. The trail crosses an exceptional coastal area where the lush flora adds to the beautiful scenery. Discovering the Riviera by bike is Sunday rides on the Promenade des Anglais, a ride following the Corniche d’Or cliff top path, and hiking across miles of well-marked bike trails.

 

The inescapable Promenade des Anglais

You cannot miss the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Its bicycle path runs along the Mediterranean. Lovers of postcard landscapes will be delighted to ride a bike and discover the diversity of the coastal landscapes. Mountain bike enthusiasts can ride several kilometers along the trail from the port of Nice to Cagnes-sur-Mer.

The Promenade des Anglais is ideal for riding bicycles with the family. The land is flat; the kids can ride without difficulty. The sea is just alongside if you suddenly wanted to take a dip in the waters. Of course, you can also have picnic on the beach. The bike trail is located near many attractions, playgrounds, parks and gardens for the little ones. Another good thing is that the climate is calm and mild all year round.

In autumn and winter, the Promenade des Anglais is captivating for cyclists of all ages to ride by the sea. You will always find ideas for trails there, whether you are a seasoned mountain biker or a simple stroller. Without actually going to the edges of Nice you can bike ride along by the Arénas, the Promenade and the Californie.

 

Biking round about the Esterel mountains

The Esterel mountains are located in the vicinity of the Cannes region. The bike trails run from the Var to the Alpes Maritimes. This is a workout course but you can take your time. The paths will reveal an unusual landscape to you, the natural heritage of the Riviera in all its splendor. You can ride on the dirt paths then move on to the bike trails overlooking the peaks. At the end of the road you have a clear view of the blue expanse of the Mediterranean. Cycling across the Esterel mountains should motivate more athletic people. You have the Mount Vinaigre trail spread out at 620 m above sea level – or the Saoumes trail as well, also called the Monges trail.

The Corniche d’Or (or the Esterel Cornice) is an equally premium site that offers the highest challenging rides. Cut out of the rock, facing the sea, the Corniche d’Or connects Cannes to Saint Raphael. The trails are well marked; mountain bikers will find numerous paths that lead them into the Var.

Holiday Bikes offers bicycles, scooters and motorcycles for rent. For the day, week or longer terms. Our five agencies welcome you and offer you a complete range of two wheelers.

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