" French Riviera
& Saint -Tropez "
"Probably the most beautiful road trip in the world, the one I would urge you to do on a bike at least once in your life".
Start & finish: NICE COTE D'AZUR
Duration: 8 days/7 nights -
Riding experience: Intermediate. Warning: the roads are sometimes
narrow and often winding
Km per day: Approx.150 km i.e. an average of 4 to 5 hours of continuous riding
Stops at least every hour. Total: approx. 1,000 km
Price: From € 2 990 (excluding bike)
From € 3 740 (including bike)
Passenger: From € 2 170
The all-inclusive price includes:
Train station or airport transfers - Hotel accommodation (minimum 3-star or equivalent based on a double room) - morning, lunch and evening meals - itinerary - Guide and support vehicle and luggage transportation - Fuel - Entry tickets to visits, etc.
Not included: flight or travel to Paris or Nice - drinks not included in set menus
And more generally anything that is not "included in the package"
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One of the most beautiful motorcycle road trips in the world:
"Saint-Tropez - Monaco - Cannes - Aix-en-Provence - Gorges du Verdon - Route de Napoléon ... "
Spectacular landscapes, endless winding roads, brilliant sunny days that accentuate the translucent blue of the shimmering sea, a diverse and light gastronomy, an assortment of aromas and the gentle buzzing of the crickets adorn the route along the way... Welcome to the French Riviera, a truly one-of-a-kind place.
See and be seen at Sénéquier cafe, on the Saint-Tropez port
Climb the steps of the Festival Palace in Cannes
Admire the sunset on the Giens Peninsula
Listen to the crickets’ roaring lullaby
Pose for selfies among the lavender fields
Take a dip in the Calanques of Cassis
Create a perfume in Grasse
Discover the famous, historic villages of Provence
Try the famous tarte tropézienne, maybe some bouillabaisse soup, a niçoise salad ...
photo CREDITS: P. BOISVERT trail rando MRS Chabert M. GIGNOUX
PHOTOS NOT BINDING
French Riviera & Saint-Tropez
Nice - Monaco - Eze - Menton
We get into the swing of things with a gentle group outing along the Promenade des Anglais and the famous baie des Anges, we then head up to the Haute Corniche with a breathtaking view over the city and sweep down onto the basse corniche alongside the sea.
Then it's off to Monaco, the city of millionaires, oversized yachts and luxury cars with wealth oozing out of every nook and cranny. We ride the must-do Formula one Grand Prix route and perk ourselves up with an iced chocolate drink on the port.
We then hit the road again and climb up to Eze for lunch contemplating the panoramic vista... with the shimmering sea below.
Slowly but surely we make our way to Beaulieu in the afternoon via the Haute Corniche and head back down to Menton to enjoy a beautiful Southen French evening...
Menton - Saint-Paul-de-Vence - Cannes
Starting from Menton, we set off for Saint-Paul-de-Vence, via La Turbie, a medieval village dominated by the trophée d’Auguste (Victory Monument of the Alps) boasting a pretty sea view, la Trinité and the typical picture postcard Southern French village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, brimming with charm, fountains and characteristic flat roof tiles...
It's then on to Biot, famous for its glass blowers and one of the most beautiful villages of the French Riviera. Biot is steeped in history amongst which the memory of the Knights Templar and their impact on the village during their Crusades.
Lunch indulging in an excellent bouillabaisse before going to Antibes and arriving at another iconic city, Cannes where we will inevitably walk in the foot steps of the stars... and have an apéritif in the Majestic along the famous croisette de Cannes, followed by a well-deserved dinner in a very comfortable 3-star hotel.
Cannes - Grasse - Ramatuelle - Pampelonne.
We leave the glitz and glamour of Cannes and head for the world-renowned city of scents and perfumers, Grasse. Making a few stops at some of the famous names of the perfume world, we have lunch at Mougins, the picturesque, perched village a few bends along the road from Grasse. It comes as no surprise that this is where Picasso decided to spend the latter part of his life.
The afternoon takes us along the coastal mountain range of Esterel which is where Victor Hugo said "The Alps can die here with dignity", brushing with Saint-Raphaël, before drifting down to Sainte-Maxime and taking in the Marcel Pagnol-like setting of Ramatuelle.
Admiring the scenery of the Provence in all its splendour, we slope down to the iconic beach of Pampelonne, nestling in vineyards up to Saint-Tropez, in store for the next day.
Saint-Tropez - Hyères - Porquerolles island
Saint-Tropez plays host to us in the morning where even after a hearty breakfast, no one will be able to resist a tarte tropézienne, best enjoyed opposite Sénéquier's...
We then provokedly rev up in front of the splendid yachts moored in the little port and perhaps toy with the idea of a game of pétanque on the Place des Lices or in the shade of the century-old plane trees, just like stars from across the world, before heading off for further adventures, within sight of the envious tourists.
Lunch at Bornes-les-Mimosas, another symbolic village of the Riviera decked in flowers. Alongside le Lavandou, we rub shoulders with the Fort de Brégançon, the official summer residence of the French President and then discover Hyères and the Presqu’île de Gien, followed by the magnificent island of Porquerolles,
Porquerolles - Le Castellet - Calanque Cassis - Aix-en-Provence
We get off to an early start to make the most of the cool temperature and embark upon another passion-filled day with a first stop along the Paul Ricard racing circuit in Le Castellet - a legend of it's own. This is where those at the top of their game flex their riding muscles. The ascent to the circuit is also a one-off experience not only for the route and the surroundings but also the riders you cross along the way...
Lunch will be all the more appreciated after such an acheivement!
And the afternoon has lots of great highlights in store too. After a boat trip in the crystal-clear waters of the Calanques of Cassis, we head up to Aix-en-Provence where its mossy fountain is bound to stir your curiosity along with the unique atmosphere of the main square. Wonder along the sweet little streets and soak up all the Aix charm!
French Rivera & Saint Tropez
Aix-en-Provence - Gorges du Verdon - Castellane
We leave Aix with a heavy heart and make our way to the truly Provence-style Manosque en Provence, then up to the plateau de Valensole, famous for its impressive lavender fields, in full blossom, giving off an unbelievable scent in a sea of magnificent colour. This makes for a great ride along easy, winding roads with constantly changing vistas and very unusual light...
We arrive at the Gorges du Verdon. Prepare yourself to be visually blown away by the sheer beauty of the views. Steep, rocky cliffs plunge into a green lagoon... Following this road through the Gorges is a stand-out moment in a biker's life.
We make a short pit stop in Gréoux les bains ...the small town well-known for its spa and tiny Casino and then it's straight on to Castellane via the Lac de Sainte Croix ...
It's sad to see this day coming to an end.
Castellane - route Napoléon - Nice & au revoir...
A laid-back exit from Castellane to join the famous, historical route de Napoléon ... named after the emperor who opened it.
It takes us gently back to Grasse, then Nice bringing us full circuit. We pan out the last few kilometers of this journey for as long as possible.
A last lunch and wander along the sea front before handing back the bikes for those not on a self-ride.
What a great trip, you can now be proud to say that you've done the French Riviera on a motor bike!