On the way up the Col d'Izoard, with a summit at 2360m

The Lac du Verdon, in the magnificent Verdon region

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Cyclosportive/ Granfondo Trips



The Côte d'Azur and surrounding region host several Cyclosportive and Granfondo events every year. These mass start competitive cycling events allow you to test yourself against the best riders in the pack, or simply ride at your own pace and enjoy the stunning scenery. You'll love the convivial ambiance and contagious energy of these unique cycling events. Please see the calendar below for upcoming events.


Contact us to plan your bespoke Cyclosportive or Granfondo cycling trip in the French Riviera and beyond. Choose the length of your stay, ride itinerary, type of accommodations, and level of support (private guide, vehicle assistance, customized training program, massage, meals & snacks, and other services available upon request).



Upcoming Cyclosportives and Granfondos in the region are listed below. Click on the event names to visit the event websites for detailed maps and route profiles.


May 14, 2017 ~ La Vençoise – 2 races : 105km (2300m+) & 150 km (2800 m+) Alpes Maritimes

The Vençoise takes you on the scenic roads of the arrière pays niçois and grassois, and up the challenging category 1 climb, the Col de Vence, known for it's regular appearance in the classic spring stage race, Paris-Nice.

May 21, 2017 ~ Les Boucles du Verdon– 2 races : 92km & 180kmAlpes de Haute Provence

The Boucles du Verdon routes take you around the stunning lakes of the Verdon region, just a short trip northwest of Nice.

June 18, 2017 ~ La Mercan'Tour Bonette – 2 races : 119km (2700m+) & 180km (4600m+) Alpes Maritimes

The Mercan'Tour is the highest cyclosportive event in Europe! Ride through the pristine Mercantour Park, up the Col de la Bonette (at 2802m, it is considered the highest thru-road in Europe!), and over other well-known mountain passes such as the Col de la Cayolle and the Col de la Couillole.


June 25, 2017 ~ La Granfondo Mont Ventoux – 2 races : 78km (2390m+) & 130km (3600m+) Vaucluse

Participants of the Granfondo Mont Ventoux will ride on the beautiful countryside roads and climbs of the Vaucluse region, including the tough and legendary Mont Ventoux pass, known for its numerous appearances in the Tour de France.


July 29-30, 2017~ La Risoul-Queyras Jollywear– 4 races : 15 km Time Trial (1000m+); 47km (1300m+); 90km (2200m+); 140km (3700m+) The Risoul-Queyras races take you on the epic roads of the Tour de France, including the legendary Col d'Izoard, the finish of stage 18 in this year's Tour!

There are more great cycling events scheduled for the summer and the fall. Contact us to inquire about events at any specific date.