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Head out of Nice towards Monaco, cliffs to your left, sparkling sea to your right. Ride a portion of the famous F1 Grand Prix course in Monte Carlo,

and then climb out towards Menton, the last town in France, and over the border into Italy.

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A short loop takes you off the main road, up a lush Italian valley and then home the way you came. Alternatively you can extend the ride to Dolceacqua for a

proper Italian coffee in a picturesque riverside village.

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Either way, Monte Carlo can be congested during rush hour, so keep your eyes open.