Mont Ventoux to Cote d'Azur
This challenging Provence itinerary will lead you to the Cote d’Azur and the famous seaside cities of St Tropez and Nice.
Start your trip in the heart of the Provence Cote d’Azur region, with an option to ride up the famous Mont Ventoux. Cycling through beautiful villages like Gordes, you will experience the genuine Provence with its lavender fields and hilly landscapes before reaching the southern coast of France.
You will then be rewarded by cycling along the coast of the Mediterranean Cote d’Azur. Take some time to relax in St Tropez, Cannes and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
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Day : 1, 2
Blue, green, white... Mont Ventoux towers skyward watching over the hills and vineyards. At the foot of Ventoux is the hotel Les Pins, a provencal guest establishment with the charm of yesteryear... swimming pool, pond, waterlilies, garden, romantic rooms with a medley of love-at-first-sight furnishings. Savours, aromas... The cuisine at L'esprit Jardin , crafted with the marvels of taste and freshness gleaned from nearby Provencal markets, croons with a delectable local accent. Dine indoors or on the outdoor terrace under the pine trees.
Day : 3
Nestled in the vegetation and foliage of the surrounding wooded grounds in the heart of lavender-blue Provence blossoming between the Verdon and Luberon, Villa Borghese has been the home of Jean-Claude Redolfi and his children since 1971. The villa is an enchanting spot where family values are a long tradition and where hospitality is a way of life.
Day : 4
Facing the sea, just 200 meters from the beach, and ten minutes from the center of Saint Tropez, this 3-star hotel promises you a peaceful stay. The decor is elegant, and the theme of the sea evokes a summer atmosphere. Each room is individually decorated, and has a private terrace. The patio and garden are open as of breakfast each morning, and the heated pool and chaise lounges allow you to relax in a quiet and intimate setting.
Day : 5
Ideally located in the city center of Nice, a few steps from the train station and only 10 minutes from the beach, the Best Western Riviera Hotel offers the keys of Nice and the French Riviera. Totally renovated in 2006 and redecorated in 2008, this 3-star hotel is located in the old Nice, near the main museums, theaters, and the Congress Center. It offers 48 guest rooms which are air-conditioned and soundproofed, with private en-suite bathroom (bath or shower), cable TV, and Wifi.