NICE GRAVEL GUIDE

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THE RIVIERA’S WILD SIDE


As road cycling continues to merge with the outdoor adventure world, the search for unbeaten or simply unpaved paths has moved up every cyclist’s agenda. On the Côte d’Azur, before the classic cols came the double tracks of the ‘routes strategiques’ and the DFCI forest roads. Look on the map to find the vast network of dashed-white lines that climb to cols, traverse national parks and connect perched villages. Some of the ground work has already been done via our Riviera Gravel series but part of the fun is getting out there and getting lost and found yourself.

 

For those wanting to sample some Riviera Gravel our CAFÉ HQ on Nice Port now houses top of the range Cervélo Aspéro gravel rental bikes, together with the full gravel collection. Arrive and explore.

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GRAVEL STORIES

When it comes to gravel, it's often about choice and the choice is almost endless. Where ever you are, wherever you go, there are new routes to discover. It is a big gravel world out there.

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SUGGESTED GRAVEL RIDES

From the some of the best road riding in the world, to some of the best gravel riding. The Alpes Maritimes is a place like few others. We can point you in the right direction but the route should be all yours.

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GRAVEL COLLECTION

And then there was gravel.  Wherever, whenever and on whatever.

Mixing high performance fabrics and design with unique signature style, our gravel series is ideal for exploring tracks which are off the beaten track.

ON STONEY GROUND

It's not where you go but how you go. Gravel tracks stretch far and wide from those outside our door to those across oceans, all linked by the thread that is adventure and a desire to explore.

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THE FISH THAT FLEW

Somewhere between the sea and the sky, the fresh air and the deep blue. The flying fish badge is placed on pieces built for riding roads less travelled.

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1 - THE CAFÉ

Located on the Old Port, our café is the perfect pre and post-ride meeting place. With some routes that begin almost outside, excellent coffee and a full range of our clothing collections for men and women. There are weekly rides as well if you’d like to discover riding on the Cote D’Azur with like minded companions.

2 - CERVELO ÁSPERO

Travel light and book your gravel bike. The Cervelo Áspero is new kind of gravel machine, built to explore personal limits as well as unbeaten tracks. Each bike is complete with pedals, tool bag and rear light while, if needed, each rental can also include Specialized shoes and helmet.

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3 - WHAT IS GRAVEL CYCLING?

Gravel cycling is off-road and on-road. Gravel cycling is double-track and single-track. Gravel cycling is riding and not riding. Gravel cycling is racing and not racing. Gravel cycling is an old bike or a new bike. Gravel cycling is everywhere and nowhere. Gravel riding is a moving object and maybe a state of mind.

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how to arrive

With direct flights from around 30 European countries as well as further afield, Nice is well connected by air. The new tram line now goes direct to the old Port, where our café is situated. For more information on flights, see the Aeroport de Nice website.

Nice has two train stations. From Paris the journey is around six hours and brings you into the heart of the city. For more information on trains, see the SNCF website.


where to stay

Despite the exceptional riding on its doorstep , Nice is the fifth biggest city in France. Given its attractions, there are numerous place to stay while you’re here, from hotels through to guest houses and, of course, private appartment rentals. For more information on where to stay, see the Nice Tourist board website.