Nice Trail Running Guide

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NICE TRAIL RUNNING GUIDE


Some say you never really leave Nice once you’ve visited, because you’ll almost certainly want to keep coming back. Of course there are cafés, restaurants, art galleries and museums to consume like every other city, but there’s so much more to enjoy beyond the immediate limits of the metropolis if you’re feeling adventurous.

For the visiting cyclist and/or runner, you can take any number of routes just a few miles beyond the port, and find yourself on terrific terrain with stunning scenery that will make you want to stay forever.
 
CAFÉ DU CYCLISTE is based in Nice and our products are inspired by our every day adventures between the ocean and the mountains of the Riviera.

Nice Trail Running Guide

TRAIL ROUTES

What leads up the garden path… trail running is to the road runner what gravel riding is to the road cyclist. More exploration, more unbeaten paths, more fun for your money.

Nice Trail Running Guide

GRAVEL ROUTES

And if you prefer to take the velocipede… these routes also allow for some of the best gravel riding on the continent. The Alpes Maritimes is crawling with off road adventures. We can point you in the right direction but the journey will be all yours.

Nice Trail Running Guide

THE ACTIVE COLLECTION

Apparel for the sporting life inspired by the oceans and the mountains of the Côte d'Azur.

Breathable, insulating, protective and ergonomic designs to meet the demands of your daily adventures. From running shorts to swimwear and post-workout attire for recovery and relaxation.

Nice Riding Guide

The Alpes Maritime offers up some of the very best riding in world. From famous climbs to unknown tracks and everything in-between. For any type of cyclist, our home town really is a case of #nicecyclingparadise.

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Nice Gravel Guide

Deep within the Arrière-Pays Niçois lies a web of broken roads and hidden tracks. Discover the roads less ridden of the Alpes-Maritimes and plot your next adventure.

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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 - RENT AND RIDE

Travel light and book your bike. We offer a range of rental bikes, the R5 Cervelo road bike and the Aspero Cervelo gravel bike along with titanium road bikes from French marque Leon. 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 - THE RIDE OF THE MONTH

Each month we choose a ride that particularly beautiful, tough or rewarding (or all three) during a particular month of the year. August. Sharing two almost secret climbs that take you up past the tree lines to provide a window on to the wild high peaks of the Mercantour National Park.

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PRACTICAL
Nice Trail Running Guide

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.