Le Café du Cycliste
Café du Cycliste was born in a traditional French café nestled in the hills above France's Mediterranean coast. Now, next to the old Port in the heart of Nice, we've opened our own. Expect fresh grounds, beautiful clothing, expert mechanics, swish changing facilities, unique tours and incredible bikes available to rent.
Le Café du Cycliste
Our new space has been built for local cyclists and visitors alike. Located a stone's throw from the water, we thought about what we'd look for in a place like this and then just went from there.
Whether you're after a jersey to buy or a bike to rent, a mechanic's service or somewhere to change, a coffee or a place on one of our tours, you'll find it here all under one roof. Equally importantly, if you just want a heads up on the local routes we look forward to meeting you just as much.
You can find us at 16 Quai des Docks, 06300, Nice
The perfect pre, post or mid ride stop. Stock up for the day ahead, wind down with a drink on the terrace or just drop by and say hello.
Our unique range of rental bikes includes hand built steel from Victoire Cycles, premium carbon from Colnago in the shape of their VR-1 and top of the range titanium from exclusive Italian builders Passoni.
As the name suggests, there's a certain synergy between us and elements of French Café culture. Now we have our own we've tried hard to blend the best of the old and the new.
Along with great coffee, you'll find energy bars and drinks for the road ahead as well something cold for the end of your ride. More than that, we hope you'll find the perfect place to catch up with old friends and meet new ones who are heading in the same direction.
These are far more than bikes we like, these are bikes we genuinely love. We've assembled what we believe is an extraordinary selection, some of which are unavailable to rent anywhere else on earth
With their fabled past and equally successful present, Colnago barely needs an introduction. By their own admission the V1-r is the best monocoque frame produced in the company's sixty year history, quite an accolade when you consider the competition.
Passoni's commitment to thoroughbred machines is fuelled by their passion to build dream bikes from the world's finest materials. Each project is bespoke, each frame unique in it's exacting geometry, design and components.
Victoire Cycles represent the very best of the new wave of frame builders. Established by friends with a passion for all different type of riding, their success is built on the twin pillars of mechanical excellence and stunning looks. Beautiful to look at, equally beautiful to ride.
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Come and ride with us in our backyard. From fly-in, fly-out single days designed to fit even the busiest schedules to longer trips put together to stretch both mind and matter, all our tours guarantee that most important thing. Fantastic riding.
Ride with Café du Cycliste
There's a depth and breadth to the riding around Nice which make it a truly world class cycling destination. From the coast heading east or west, to the hills of the back country and on to the legendary cols of the Alpes Maritimes which rise beyond them, the only restrictions are those you impose on yourself.
The excellent transport links have allowed us to put together our 'Escapade' tours, a single day arriving on the first flight and leaving on the last. With direct connections to European cities such as London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Oslo and Geneva, these days are built to appeal to those who take their riding seriously . They may be short but they're equally sweet with a variety of routes offered, premium bikes to ride and all the practical details taken care of.
For those looking for a longer break, we can also offer three and seven day tours which incorporate high class accommodation along with a sensational choice of riding conditions and a full service package.
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An all service facility set up to take great care of your bikes as well as our own. Work can be booked in advance and covers the A-Z of maintenance issues and tuning.
More than just café or a rental shop, we've added changing facilities, showers and lockers to make this the perfect base to ride from on your next trip.
With a fully equipped workshop and a long list of qualifications, our experience mechanics are at hand to deal with every eventually. Whether you need a simple service or something far more complex, they have all the tools necessary to do the job.
Simply call or drop by to book in your bike. For those pushed for time after a ride, or simply bike proud, we also have a bike wash available .
Our mechanics also ensure our collection of premium rental bikes are always in perfect condition and set up correctly for each rider while providing back up across our range of available tours
Our changing rooms include showers with complimentary soap, shampoo and towels as well as lockers to store your kit while out riding.
Our facilities are available for all club members as well as anyone renting one of our bikes or, of course, riding on one of our tours .
Our Café was created with the simple premise to make it easier for other people to enjoy riding in our backyard as much as we do. We hope you can take advantage.
Our clothing has always been inspired by the routes and riding of the Alpes Maritimes. It's provided the perfect testing environment, an ideal backdrop for photo shoots and most importantly of all, thousands of hours of pure, unadulterated, enjoyment.
With our café, we hope we've now provided the opportunity for more riders to experience everything the area has to offer. If you're planning a trip, we're more than happy to offer any advice you might need. Simply get in touch.