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This route takes you into the Esterel national park west of Cannes. Take a train to Cannes and ride out along the sandy beach or,

if you want a long (160km) ride, simply head out along the cycle path from Nice.

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The Esterel coast road starting from Théoule-sur-Mer is beautiful, winding through secluded coves and up and down into pretty village ports.

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Just before Saint Raphaël head north and into the red-rocked hills, and then descend from Les Adrets, famous for its mimosa flowers in the winter, back towards Cannes.