Half day and full day Bike Tours of the French Riviera from Nice

Join us on our fun bike tours to experience the real beauty and culture of the French Rivera. We use eBikes (like normal bikes with electrical assistance) to remove most of the effort of climbing the hills that surround Nice. The tours are designed with safety in mind for active adults and children over 12.

We will take in awesome hidden panoramas on the Riviera Tours and discover the secret vineyards of Nice on the Vineyard Tour.

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Happy Customers

“A great way to see the Riviera”

The tour on e-bikes covers a great distance and as it was my first time on an e-bike; it was a great experience! Our guide was very informative and helpful. The e-bikes make it so easy to cover the longer distance. I would highly recommend this tour.
corsaboy via TripAdvisor, September 2015

"Good fun and amazing views"

The tour was great fun and our guide helped to make it a fun few hours. The bikes are easy to ride. The scenery was amazing and we passed some interesting spots including Elton John's house. I would thoroughly recommend this tour for the fun and the scenery.
RobWat4d via TripAdvisor, November 2015
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The Half Day eBike the French Riviera tour – 4 hours – 50€

Enjoy stunning views on this eBike tour of the French Riviera! We take in superyachts in the port, climbing up to the summit of Mont Boron. The eBikes make the climbs effortless and allow us to fully enjoy the mesmerising blue secret panoramas of the Mediterranean. We then descend to the medieval Citadel of Villefranche.

Secret Vineyards of Nice eBike Tour

The Secret vineyards of Nice eBike tour – 5 hours – 75€

Discover the little known vineyards of Nice. We start along the world famous ‘Promenade des Anglais’, the English Promenade. We then climb up to the Bellet wine region, Nice’s best kept secret. We stop at the Domaine du Fogolar to meet the winemaker, who will take us on a tour of his vineyard and wine-making facilities and finally invite us to sample three of his wines.

Pétanque at the Chateau

Full day Riviera eBike tour with villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Pétanque – 110€

Find out why the rich & famous have been drawn to the French Riviera for centuries on this tour to Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. We sample the best panoramas of the Riviera and visit villa Ephrussi de Rotschild, an eclectic evocative Italian palazzo with stunning gardens. Also try Pétanque (boules), the iconic pastime of the Riviera. Altogether, this tours offers a full immersion into Riviera culture!

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About our eBikes

Our superb eBikes – electrically assisted bikes – are lightweight, highly adjustable, and safe as you can easily put your feet down on the ground. The powerful engine boosts your pedalling, turning the steepest hills into a doddle!

You need basic fitness as you still need to pedal the bike for the assistance to kick in. And if you want a challenge, you can always turn the engine off!

The tour is suitable for active adults and children over 12 years of age that are at least 145cm/4ft9in tall.

Our Kalkhoff bikes are supplied by Mode Cyclable.

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We are very proud of our tours and our consistent excellent feedback from our customers. We GUARANTEE that you will have a good time on our tour. If you are not happy, send us an e-mail with your detailed feedback, and we will refund you via PayPal.

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About Us

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Gustav Ljungars

“Our family had a lot of fun with Gustav today on our tour. Gustav was a terrific historian and had a warm, friendly demeanor. He told some funny and interesting stories that made me want to do more research on the area.”

LynnyLu, Encinitas, California, August 2013 via TripAdvisor

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Thelma Rath-Patel

“The best part of the tour was Thelma, our guide. What a delight. She was personable, professional, sweet, knowledgeable, helpful… exactly what you hope for in a tour guide.”

rubyware, New York City, New York, May 2013 via TripAdvisor

Frequently Asked Questions

How fit do I need to be?

Our superb eBikes – electrically assisted bikes – make this tour suitable for all active adults and children over 12 years of age and over 145cm/4ft9in of height. As you pedal, the bike assists you with its electrical engine, making the most challenging hill a real breeze. You need basic fitness and basic cycling skills as you still need to pedal the bike for the assistance to kick in.

Can I bring my children?

The tour is suitable for active children over 12 years of age that are at least 145cm/4ft9in tall.

What bikes do we use?

We use eBikes – electrically assisted bikes – provided by Newteon. Their electrical engines combined with powerful batteries mean that our otherwise quite challenging tour (on a normal bike!) remains an enjoyable breeze. As long as you pedal, the bike assists you thanks to the electrical engine. If you want a challenge, you can reduce the power of the engine, or turn it off altogether, for the whole or parts of the tour.

How hot does it get?

Nice can get quite hot in summer – up to over 30 °C/85 °F. Remember to dress according to the weather and to hydrate well (we provide water bottles filled up with fresh water for this purpose)

What happens if it rains?

It rarely rains in Nice during the summer! In the unlikely event that it does, we provide rain macs.

How long does the tour last and how far do we cycle?

Duration of the tours:

  • Half day eBike tour – 3,5 hrs, 20 km/12 mi, 350 m/1,200 ft of climbing
  • Vineyard eBike tour – 5 hrs, 25 km/16 mi, 350 m/1,200 ft of climbing
  • Full day Riviera tour – 7-8 hrs, 30 km/19 mi, 400 m/1,300 ft of climbing

Our superb eBikes ensure that the ride remains perfectly accessible to all active adults and childrean of 12 years and up!

Are the roads dangerous in Nice?

Like any big city, traffic can be heavy in places and we have spent a lot of time planning the itinerary to avoid traffic. On this tour, we stick to small residential roads for the vast majority of the tour. On the few points of the itinerary where we do encounter traffic, our guides are trained to lead the group through in the safest possible manner. There is a comprehensive safety briefing at the start of the tour. We also explain the bikes in detail to ensure that you can ride them with full confidence.

Where do we meet?

We meet in front of the Opera Plage beach restaurant on the beachfront walkway (Promenade des Anglais). You’ll find complete directions to our meeting point here.

Where do we end up at the end of the tour?

This tour ends at our bike shop in the heart of the Old Town of Nice.

What do I need to wear?

A hat, t-shirt, shorts and trainers are ideal.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a small backpack or satchel with your sun-cream, sunglasses, hat and of course your camera. Note: We provide water bottles and stop frequently to refill.

What about my luggage?

If you need to store luggage or gear for after the tour, you can safely leave it in the shop during the tour, as the shop is locked and has an alarm.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, you book the tour on our site and pay via PayPal, which accepts all major credit cards. You don’t need a PayPal account to pay; just enter your credit card details when asked. PayPal is the leading Internet payment platform and is fully secure.

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