Paris-Nice Challenge

Nice, France

Organiser's Description

Cycling holidays made easy - Sportive Breaks takes you to the best climbs, routes and sportives in Europe without the hassle. Join our team of expert guides, mechanics and local hosts and discover some of the best riding on the planet!

Our packages include return airport transfers, half board accommodation, guided warm up ride & sportive entry. 3-7 night trips available.

The race to the sun marks the end of Winter and the start of the Spring cycling season. Join us in Nice for between 3 & 7 nights with warm up rides, extra support on the sportive and watch the final stage of the pro race.​​ Start your cycling season in one of the gems of European cycling - the Cote d'Azur. We have three options: a 7 nights with 5 rides in the hills North of Nice, mixing climbing days with easier days; a 3 or 4 night weekend focused on the sportive and pro race, with one or two warm up spins.

We stay in the centre of Nice to be close to the sportive start / finish and be at the centre of the action for the culmination of the pro race. All our rides are fully supported with our ride leaders and mechanics in support vans. On our warm up rides we tackle the Col du Turini & Col de la Madonne. This is the perfect year to ride in Nice, before the Tour de France Grand Depart, with two stages starting and finishing in Nice.


  • 3-7 night packages from
    £499 BOOK

Sunday 8th March

Arrival day for our 7 day package. Our mechanic will help build your bike on arrival.

Monday 9th March

Breakfast at 8am, rollout at 9am. Today is a 100km ride to the Col du Turini with a lunch stop on the route (budget €10 for lunch).

Tuesday 10th March

Breakfast at 8am again with rollout at 9am. Today is an easier day with 85km mostly on flat or rolling terrain. We should be back in Nice by 1.30pm.

Wednesday 11th March

Breakfast at 8am. We jump in the van for 45 minutes to the stage start and ride over the Col de la Madone, one of the best climbs in the area. Lunch on the route.

Thursday 12th March

Rollout at 9am again for a slightly easier day. Today is 90km with 1,000m of elevation.

Friday 13th March

An easier spin before the sportive tomorrow. Today we have a morning at leisure in Nice before heading out at 2pm for a 50km coffee spin. We have a brief at 7pm to go through the ride tomorrow.

Saturday 14th March

Sportive day. Our hotel is a short spin from the start. We have a private feed station on the route with mechanical support and then have some beers in the evening to celebrate the start of the season.

Sunday 15th March

Pro race day. After a lie in and time to pack bikes, we watch the race start & then jump into the van to watch the pro race in two spots before heading to the finish.
Transfer back to Nice airport at 6pm.

The official 109km route will be announced closer to the event but... rolling out from central Nice, the route takes in five climbs with the last one being the iconic Col d'Eze. The last 13km are downhill, hugging the coast before a quick finish back in central Nice. Elevation gain: 1860m.

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