One

The classic winter training route and a perfect recovery ride.

Simply take the cycle path west along the sea front, keeping an eye out for rollerbladers and for cars filtering on and off the main road. Just before a big apartment block that looks like an ocean liner the piste cyclable finishes, so take care crossing over to join the road.

Six

Once in Antibes, you take the rampart road between the old town and the sea, before heading out on to the Cap. Surrounded by the calm Mediterranean, the pine trees hide huge grand villas, hotels and smooth quiet roads.

You'll find a lot of local cyclists doing laps here.

Eight

Stay for as many circuits as you like, before having a coffee on the other side of the Cap in Juan les Pins and then retracing your route home. Rather than use the cycle path, some 'serious' cyclists stay on the road, since doing 30km/h on the path, especially through town, is bad form.

Pick the route that suits your speed as you head back into Nice.