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Exploring the French Riviera - Nice

French Riviera... These words evoke all the luxury, sophistication, and glamour of this uniquely famous stretch of land and sea, a favorite for millionaires, movie stars, and royalty for decades. But the 'Blue Coast' is much more than this: the contrast of its crystal-blue Mediterranean waters and the forests, mountains, canyons, and incredible riding roads makes every serious motorcyclist feel like being part of a classic movie.

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3.950€ *

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  • 8 Days

    7 Nights

  • Distance

    840km

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Starting from

    Nice

  • Next Starting Date

    2021-04-16

From Nice, we will ride along the Mercantour National Park, and its snaky roads, the crossing of the Tende pass will bring us to Italy and to Cuneo, important city of Italian Piedmont, To taste some transalpine specialties.

We will descend to Briançon historical city with its fortifications of Vauban, the city walls, the forts of Salettes, Têtes, Randouillet and the bridge of Asfeld are inscribed on the list of world heritage of UNESCO.

Through the National Park of the Ecrins we cross the lake of Serre Ponçon and its hydraulic dam.

The next day the road of the high Alps will reveal its most beautiful villages and its unforgettable points of view. Crossing the gorges of Daluis, beautiful canyon of red pelite, will lead us to another canyon surely one of the most beautiful in Europe, the gorges of Verdon.

We will leave the gorges of Verdon behind us to cross the vineyards of Lorgues, and famous rosé wines. The arrival at the end of the day on Saint Tropez will give us the chance to admire the sunset behind the citadel of Saint Tropez.

We will spend the fifth day on Saint Tropez to enjoy the beaches and the lazy Tropézienne life.

From Saint Tropez, the road to the sea will lead us through the cities of Fréjus, Théoule and Cannes, where we will be able to admire the most beautiful palaces in the city of Cinema, Antibes and its historical reinforcements to end in Nice, Monaco and Menton.

(Tour subject to a minimum of 8 participants)

Included

  • Tour leader

  • Support Vehicle

  • Complete luggage system in selected models

  • Motorcycle Coverage (CDW & TP)

  • Accommodations in selected hotels

  • All Breakfasts

  • "À la carte" dinners (except on rest days)

  • Airport transfers (first and last day)

  • Customized welcome Kit

  • Tour booklet with daily description

Supplements

  • Rider on Single room 600€

  • Co-rider on double room 2.950€

  • Upgrade BMW 1250 GS 480€

  • Upgrade BMW 1250 RT 560€

  • Upgrade BMW Nine T 360€

  • * Base Price: One Driver with BMW 750 GS moto in a shared room

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Itinerary

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01

Nice

Reception of the tour participants at the airport and transfer to the hotel with Hertz Ride, welcome drink, dinner, and tour presentation.

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02

Nice - Cuneo

Nice, 'La Belle' as the city is affectionately called, will stay behind us as we ride along the Mercantour National Park and its twisty roads. This Maritime Alps park is the starting point to mountain roads that every motorcyclist dream to ride at least once in his or her lifetime. After visiting the perched village of Saorge, we'll cross the Tende Pass to enter Italy. Our first night on the road will be in Cuneo, in the Italian Piedmont, home to tasty transalpine culinary specialties and traditional Italian hospitality.

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03

Cuneo - Embrun

We head back to France in the morning, and the Col de Larche (1990 m) will be our first scenic stop of the day. This Pass ('Col' in French) is also called Colle Maddalena on the Italian side, and it delimits the Italo-French border. We follow our journey north to Briançon, a historical city inscribed on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites, with its fortifications of Vauban, the city walls, the forts of Salettes, Têtes, Randouillet, and the bridge of Asfeld. After lunch, we will take the road to Embrun, a Provençal fortified town where we can admire the views of the Durance Valley and get lost on the narrow streets of this true Alps gem.

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04

Embrun - Moustiers Saint Marie

The day starts with the crossing of the National Park of the Écrins, where the Lake of Serre-Ponçon and its hydraulic dam dominate the landscape. We head south to a great day of riding through the gorges, which is French for canyons. The first major gorge is Daluis, a red rock canyon created by the Var River, leading us to Castellane for lunch. It is then time for us to be amazed by one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe, the Verdon Gorge. Get the camera ready for 25 km of breathtaking landscapes along the Verdon River and its marvelous turquoise-green waters. This extraordinary day will end in Moustiers St. Marie, considered one of the most beautiful villages in the whole country.

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05

Moustiers Saint Marie - Saint-Tropez

We leave Verdon Gorge via the Sainte Croix Lake, a perfect start to this day of contrasts along the way. From typical villages to major cosmopolitan cities, our route will take us through beautiful lakes and spectacular canyons, up to our lunch stop at Lorgues, famous for its vineyards and home to excellent rosé wines. The coast of the Mediterranean Sea is our destination for the day, and we'll arrive in time to admire the sunset behind the beautiful citadel of Saint Tropez.

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06

Saint Tropez

A full day dedicated to relax and discover the most beautiful beaches and places around Saint Tropez. There is so much to see and experience in this historic town, and we will have a hard time deciding what to do next while we 'recharge the batteries' for the following day on the road, the final one for this tour. 

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07

Saint-Tropez - Nice

Let's get ready for a day of absolute joy, a feast for our eyes and senses as we ride along the magnificent road D559! The ocean will be on our side all day long, while we pass through some of the most beautiful cities in the French Riviera: Fréjus, Théoule-sur-Mer, Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, and Menton are on our route as we head back to Nice. In the evening, we dress up for a splendid celebration dinner to mark the end of the unforgettable days we will have spent together.

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08

Nice

We will say our goodbyes over breakfast at the hotel. Hertz Ride will then provide the transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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