Aches in Provence
The South of France is host to some great events, from cyclosportives to triathlons and road races, as well as the opportunity to watch the top professionals at close quarters in WorldTour bike races such as Paris-Nice and Milan-San Remo.
Combine your event with some days of more relaxed riding for an unforgettable cycling holiday.
We will provide all the support you need getting you to and from the event, and during the event itself if appropriate.
There are some fantastic cyclosportives local to us…the fact that they may not be as well known or as popular as La Marmotte or L’Etape du Tour only adds to their appeal!
A few (those starting in Nice or Monaco) are accessible by bike directly from your accommodation; for the rest, we will travel in the van: making an early start on the morning of the event for those a shorter drive away, or travelling the previous day to those sportives further away and staying locally in a hotel.
Road races are similar in France to elsewhere in the world, but have a special, somewhat chilled vibe that’s maybe to do with the weather, or great roads. If you have a license with a UCI number (which is the case for most national federations), then you can normally enter a race in France. We will liaise with the race organisers to check that they are happy for you to enter, and then provide logistical support on the day including transport to and from the event.
Get a flavour of what road racing in the South of France is like here >>
Nearby Nice is host to the annual Nice Ironman in June, and in the other direction Monaco hosts the TriStar Monaco 111 in September. From the apartment it is a few minutes jog to the beach for some open water swimming training, and a 10km “warm-up” on the bike to the start of the Ironman bike circuit in Nice.
Join us for triathlon training including a course recce, or for the event itself when we will provide transport and support.
Watching the pros
The first of the WorldTour races in Europe is the 7-day Paris-Nice “Race to the Sun”, and it takes place mid-March, and La Primavera spring classic Milan – San Remo takes place a week later.
These races are fantastic opportunities to watch the pros at close quarters…although all the top teams and most of the world’s top riders are competing, the crowds are nothing like those for the Tour de France etc, meaning unprecedented access and unrivalled views of the pros in action.