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Where to Ride from Nice – The Nissa All-Road Ride
Also known as the Café du Cycliste ‘Secret Weapon’ ride, for first-time visitors with a sense of adventure this is an all-road ride that connects two classic climbs, and showcases everything the Alpes-Maritimes have to offer.
Riding north out of Nice, leave the Paillon valley to climb the Col de Nice via the smaller, traffic-free Route de Blausasc. A quick descent and traverse across the bridge in L’Escarène delivers you to the start of the famous Col de Braus which has lots of notable sections but is always remembered for those switchbacks that come two-thirds up the climb.
The beauty of this ride comes at the Braus summit, where you take the gravel road to the right. It’s a beautiful escape into the middle of the Alpes-Maritimes that delivers you to Sainte-Agnès, France’s highest coastal village. It also happens to be the half-way point on the climb of the Col de la Madone from Menton. Feel free to push hard on the pro’s testing ground as after the summit, it’s a straight 35 minute descent back to Nice.
1 - THE ROUTE
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.
3 - THE CAFÉ
Located on the Old Port, our café is the prefect 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.
When the ville of Nice decided to use #nicecyclingparadise to promote the grand depart of the 2020 Tour de France, there was definite method in the madness. If Paradise Lost has over ten thousand lines of verse, this cycling paradise found has almost as many routes, roads, stretches, views, climbs, cols, lacets, stops and starting points. Enough at least to satisfy even the most discerning cyclist.
claim your badge
To celebrate the local climbs and the roads we ride, we’ve created a badge for each of our local cols, collected together in our Montagne à la Carte series. The hard part of collecting your badge is climbing the col.
Braus and Turini includes three cols and two badges, unsurprisingly Col de Braus and Col de Turini.