The red carpet by road bike – Cycling from Cannes
Did you ever dream of cruising up the red carpet in Cannes? As it is not for all of us to become a movie star – why not enter the red carpet by bike like an everyday star would do?
Right next to the train station in Cannes, you find Bike Trip. We rent out quality road bikes and help you find your way to a beautiful day away from the hustle and bustle in Cannes. Cannes is known for the Film Festival, yet every year it is the city of numerous other Festival – business conferences like the Canneseries for worldwide tv-series professionals, the MIPIM for property professionals or the Cannes Lions of Creativity for communication professionals. Why not combine your event with a few hours by bike. The real cool attendants come to the registration by bike!
The coast road West of Cannes is stunning and a very popular route for a Winter or Spring ride at the Côte d’Azur. The red rocks in the natural reserve area stem from volcanic activities in the area millions of years ago. You can cruise the coast surrounded by the red rocks of L’Estérel all the way to Saint Tropez.
Ride to Théoule-sur-Mer and enjoy the scenery as long as to Saint-Raphaël. Agay makes a popular stop for a coffee or lunch. Combine with a loop into the backcountry hills or return to enjoy the view once more towards Cannes, Antibes and the mountains behind Nice.
Col de Tanneron
Feel like a ride in the backcountry mountains? Tanneron is a mellow climb just out of Cannes and you can easily combine it with a visit to Saint Raphael or Grasse, both famous towns of the region.
Col de Tanneron is a moderate climb. It peaks at around 450m+ and you can climb it by a few different ways, e.g. starting in Mandelieu-la-Napoule for a direct climb or combine it with a loop to the secluded hills West of Cannes and Lac de Saint-Cassie. In Spring time these hills are covered by bright yellow mimosa trees.
You can easily extend the route and travel the backcountry through Grasse or Mouans-Sartoux before your return to Cannes.
Antibes or Nice cruise tour
If you want an easy pedal – follow the coast towards Antibes and Nice, or even further on to Monaco and Italy if you just can’t get enough of cycling along the azur blue coast line.
Take off from the La Croisette and follow the roads around the Caps in Cannes and Antibes. You will pedal through the holiday popular beach places in Golf Juan and Juan-les-Pins. Continue to Nice and you will pass Villeneuve-Loubet Marina and people out walking children and dogs at Cagnes-sur-Mer before you reach the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
No energy for the return ride? You can drop the bike off at Bike Trip’s shops in Menton or Nice and go back by train or taxi.