Cycling the Var and Cote d'Azur




  • Our itineraries have been selected by local riders to offer you the best cycling in our area

  • Routes will be matched to your fitness levels - from 30-50 km/day on rolling & hilly terrain to 80-100 km/day with some tough climbing

  • Breathtaking views as you roll past our famous vineyards and vast olive orchards

  • Enjoy coffee breaks at the classic hilltop villages of Tourettes, Grimaud and Tourtour

  • Lunch breaks at famous restaurants (Chez Bruno's & St Tropez)

  • Visit stunning wine estates such as Chateau de Berne and Chateau St Julian d'Aile

  • Enjoy Provence sunshine and lifestyle


Day 1

Transport pick up at Nice airport followed by a light lunch at Bastide la Belle once you've settled in your rooms. After lunch we'll spend some time setting up your bikes, followed by a short warm-up ride to San Antonin du Var. We'll have dinner that evening in Lorgues.


Day 2

After breakfast we'll ride to Salernes where you'll have the opportunity to browse through the local farmers market. We'll enjoy a light lunch in Salernes before we cycle to Entrecasteau then back to Lorgues. That evening, enjoy a fun game of Petanque over a glass of rosé while your typical Provencal dinner is being prepared by our local chef.


Day 3 

Today you will tackle the Maures mountains en route to the village of Plan de la Tour where we'll stop for a quick cafe. Back on the bikes and then it is on to the quaint seaside village of Sainte Maxime for lunch. The ride back to Lorgues takes us through the beautiful hilltop villages of  Grimaud & La Garde Freinet. That evening you'll enjoy a well-deserved meal at the world-famous Chez Brunos.


Day 4

After yesterday's ride we'll enjoy an easier day in the saddle. Our ride takes us to the beautiful Tourettes for lunch after which we will spin back home through La Motte (and maybe a quick cafe). Enjoy the afternoon around the pool or go for a run/walk through the vineyards. Dinner is at Bastide le Belle tonight. 


Day 5

An early wake up today as the group takes an hour bus ride to France's famous Gorge du Verdon. There we'll enjoy a scenic ride through the Gorge to end up at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in France. After a well-deserved lunch we will transport back to Bastide le Belle for a relaxed afternoon around the pool. Dinner tonight will be in Lorgues.


Day 6

Today we cycle up to the beautiful village of Tourtour. After a cafe on the village square, we will ride to Ampus for lunch and then spin back to Bastide la Bellle. The evening will be fun-filled event where you will be shown how to prepare and cook a typical Provencal meal before we dine on the meal you helped prepare.


Day 7

Cycling of a different nature today. We'll transport to a "secret" island, just 20 minutes off the coast by ferry for a day of cycling around the island and a picnic on the encredible Plage de Notre Dame, one of finest sandy beaches in France. The afternoon is open for some paddling, hiking or sailing, if that is your thing. Dinner tonight is in a converted 11th-centrury castle. 


Day 8

Time to say good-bye, but hopefully not farewell. Transport back to Nice airport or Les Arcs-Draguignan train station (TGV) will be arranged to get you to your departure points in good time.


Bastide La Belle is located just outside Lorgues, a popular village in the south of France.


145 Chemin de Cogolin, 83510, Lorgues France


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