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RIDE MEDITERRANEAN

On this tour you will enjoy relaxed daily rides of around 100km that will take you from the amazing city of Barcelona, Spain to the stunning coastal city of Nice, France. 

You will ride to 8 cities over 10 days of cycling.  Not only will you see some stunning coastline as you weave your way across Spain to France, you will also have the chance to challenge yourself on one of the penultimate climbs of Europe, MontVentoux.  You will stay in 3-4 star hotels close to all the great cafes, restaurants and bars where you can immerse yourself in the culture of each of the cities you visit after a great day of riding your bike. 

This tour will surely tick all the boxes of any discerning cyclist.


OUR HOTEL IN NICE

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4th - 14th August, 2018

- Transfers to / from airport 
- Internal transfers 
- Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels
     - 1 night Girona, Spain
     - 1 night Roses, Spain
     - 1 night Collioure, France
     - 2 nights Vaison la Romaine, France
     - 1 night Le Lavandou, France
     - 1 night Sainte Maximes, France
     - 1 night Vence, France
     - 2 nights Nice, France
- All breakfasts and evening meals
- Vehicle support on daily rides 
- On course nutrition (gels, electrolyte, bananas, coke etc)
- Mechanical support and spares
- Full daily ride brief each night at dinner
- 3 newsletters that includes a training guide
- Experienced guides 
- Post Tour digital image pack on USB
- Velo Tours Cycling Gear (jersey and musette)
- Cap, poloshirt 

Airfares and travel insurance are NOT included.
​Lunches and alcohol consumed are also NOT included.

$4,650.00 10 nights/11 days

*twin share/subject to change based on                                 conversion rate 


Below is our 2018 itinerary.  

DAY 1:   – BARCELONA AIRPORT PICK UP

Velo Tours staff will meet you at Barcelona airport for your transfer to your accommodation in Girona  We will put your bikes together and then the afternoon is yours to wander around this great city before our welcome dinner at a restaurant nearby.


- Ride Distance: n/a

DAY 2:  – ROSES

We begin our cycling campaign with a spectacular ride along the coastline from Tossa de Mar to Pals.  We will transfer the remainder of the way to Roses to our accommodation on the beach.  Once we have checked in to our hotel you have the afternoon to explore the coastal town before meeting back at the hotel for dinner at the hotel restaurant.​

- Ride Distance 100km

DAY 3:  – COLLIOURE

Today will take us via a beautiful old monastery standing vigil on a cliffside en route toward our accommodation in the old coastal village of Collioure.  We cross the border of Spain via some spectacular roads and on arrival at our hotel we will head down to the water for a recovery dip or you can sit by the pool with a well earned wine or beer.  You have the rest of the afternoon to explore before meeting back at the hotel for the walk to dinner.

- Ride Distance:  75km
DAY 4:  VAISON LA ROMAINE 

Today we leave the coast behind for a while as we head inland for the famous Mont Ventoux.  We will transfer by vehicle to Vasion La Romaine.  You can take a dip in the pool and then spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the upper ancient city  




- Ride Distance 40km optional

DAY 5:   – MONT VENTOUX

Today we will climb Mont Ventoux from the town of Bedoin. After a nice roll through the valley we will head for the little cycling town and from there it’s up the traditional side of the climb, through the forest.  Mont Ventoux is one of the most spectacular climbs in France, if not all of Europe. You have seen in on TV now you will know how challenging this climbs is.  

- Ride Distance 67km

DAY 6:  – LE LAVANDOU

Today we make our way back to the coast with a ride to our hotel in Le Lavandou.  Our ride will take us past vineyards and orchards as we wind our way through typical Provencal countryside..  Our destination is the amazing town of Gordes, where we will stop for lunch and pack the bikes for the remaining transfer to Le Lanvandou.

- Ride Distance 70km  

DAY 7:   – SAINTE MAXIMES

Today’s ride will be an epic day on the bike as we hug the coastline all the way through to beautiful Sainte Maximes. From stunning coastal road to shaded forest and vineyards we find the coast again at the famous French Riviera town of St Tropez, just 7km from our hotel.  

- Ride Distance - 60km
DAY 8:   – VENCE

Today’s ride is stunning coastal road and climbing upwards to the hillside town of Vence.  We will make a few stops for coffee and pastries on the way and then once we arrive at our hotel you can spend the afternoon in the jakuzi or pool or head into town for a look around before dinner.  

- Ride Distance 105km

DAY 9:   – NICE

Today will be another epic day on the bike with approx. 3,480 metres of climbing!  We will ride the route used by the local pros up the Col de Turini, a famous road that has featured in the Tour de France as well as numerous car rallies.   We will grab lunch along the way and then we will descend all the way to our hotel in Nice for the next two nights or transfer in the vans.   

- Ride Distance 90km

DAY 10:   – NICE

We begin our last day on the bike. We will go for a short ride along the awesome bike path that runs the entire esplanade into Nice, or perhaps we will head along the corniche road made famous in some of the James Bond movies to Monaco.  Alternatively you can spend the day wandering around Nice before packing up in preparation for our departure tomorrow. 

- Ride Distance 50km

DAY 11:  – DEPARTURE

Today we say googdbye to and make our transfer to Nice Airport.