This sportive starts and finishes on the outskirts of the city of Marseille.

With the route unfolding between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, riders are rewarded with great views. With “only” 1425m of height gain this is obviously not one of the most challenging of sportives but it is not without character: La Côte des Thermes offers an early test, St Antonin lies at the feet of the famous Mont Sainte Victoire, whilst all around lie the vineyards of the Aix-en-Provence terroirs. The climb of La Régage gives a sting in the tail. The sportive finishes in the vélodrome des Olives in the style of a true Classic.

We arrive the previous day and explore the beautiful cycling around Marseille, and stay locally overnight.

Combine this event with an exploration of the fantastic cycling the Côte d’Azur has to offer, based in beautiful Beaulieu-sur-mer just down the coast near Nice…make it a long weekend to remember or extend to a full week of cycle touring.