Geneva to Nice - A Journey you Don't Want to Miss
Are you ready to challenge your cycling skills?
Take part in a ride over 550 km: the challenge of Geneva to Nice
Experience the legendary 'Route Des Grandes Alpes'
Cycling from Geneva to Nice will test you. It will challenge your durability, stamina and mentality. If you are looking to take the step to the next level, the Geneva to Nice journey can be the event that stimulates your development.
This post will simply tell you everything you need to know about Geneva to Nice and why it's essential to consider the tour.
'La Route Des Grandes Alpes'
A large part of this ride is engulfed by 'La Route Des Grandes Alpes'. It is an untainted alpine brilliance to say the least. With historic monuments and awe inspiring roads, this will create a long lasting experience that will be with you. While you push down on the pedals and challenge the often sharp turns, for brief moments you will be amazed you're riding in these wonderful locations.
The first ride over "Le col des Aravis", will take you to Albertville, the town of the 1992 winter Olympics. It is a 96km ride so prepare to get into that cycling rhythm.
Another breathtaking pass is the Col du Télégraphe (1,570 m). This offers a splendid view of the Vanoise Massif, and then descends to the town of Valloire at the foot of the Col du Galbier (2,677 m), site of the famous Tour de France stage.
The biggest challenge of this route however is the journey from Navache to Barcelonnette (120km). This pass will see you witness massive mountains begging to be climbed. The town of Barcelonnette is approximately 1,135 metres above sea level so even the easiest climbs can be a challenge. However, you may run into the phantoms of Tour de France winners of the fifties and if not, you can get your picture taken in front of their headstones situated in a totally mineral area of red stones.
Feeling of achievement
Join the small club of cyclists that have conquered this famous route. Any cyclist will tell you that riding on flat surfaces does not provide teh same sense of achievement as hill climbing. Luckily, the route from Geneva to Nice is filled with climbs. Conquering these climbs, which you will, will give a great sense of accomplishment. With each passing day you will be faced with a new challenge but your determination will be that spark that makes you master this challenge.
Once you have conquered the French Alps, tell your friends of your travels on the saddle. These will make for good stories over some drinks. With the experience you had from Geneva to Nice, we're sure you will become the envy of your friends.
How SportActive will take care of you
600km can be seen as daunting journey distance. At SportActive cyclist safety is a key priority so you will cover a certain distance by each day. We make sure your cycling needs and expectations are met through our experienced staff. We encourage cyclists at all levels to ride on the saddle for Geneva to Nice as we focus on inclusiveness. It will also be an opportunity to ride some of the inspiring cols in Europe.
On your arrival you will be briefed on the journey. After each ride Flora will offer stretching sessions to balance your energy and relax your muscles. With being on the saddle for long distances, a suitable accommodation is a necessity. Sportactive have this arranged and you will be staying in very nice, mostly 3 star hotels. This will give you time to recollect from your journey, to discuss your achievements of the day with the other guests and make friends for life!
During the rides, you will be fully supported by Martin and his team who provide a back-up car carrying spare parts and supplies. They provide in-ride coaching as well.
Thinking of booking for Geneva to Nice?
Interested in this cycling experience? See more details of our Geneva to Nice cycle by clicking the link.
You will find more information on this spectacular ride including the distance and the Activity Level. Once there, take a look at the gallery where you can absorb the sights our cyclists were amazed by on the last ride.
Don't take our word for it, see what others had to say about the challenge and their overall experience, you won't be disappointed!
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