Springtime in Nice, France
As the weather begins to warm up, your legs can’t wait to do the same. Why not roll out your winter hibernated legs in Nice? Many professional athletes enjoy the early training in this part of France because it not only is warmer than the rest of the country it also has great hills and mountains in the interior countryside. Our Nice and French Riviera tour is a perfect way to start training as soon as possible.
The Nice area is well known worldwide for the sun and beaches and cycling, especially the off season training that a lot of athletes do here. While Nice is a big city, the hills and mountains in the interior countryside make great training grounds and it is where we go to enjoy some awesome early season rides. These tours are guided and in conjunction with the Paris Nice pro race and Milan-St Remo, unfortunately there is no VIP access like our Tour de France tours.
The 2011 dates for this tour are March 6-13 and March 18-25. What adds to this exciting tour is the option to go a day early and attend the 127th Nice Carnival starting February 18 until March 8. The carnival consists of 20 floats, 30 giant puppets, and 200 entertainers from around the world. On the last night, as tradition has it, King Carnival parades alone, before being burned at the stake. A firework display to music then takes place over the Baie des Anges and the castle mount comes ablaze as if in response. How amazing would it be to get to be there for this spectacular event? We can help make this once in a lifetime dream trip a reality.