Secret Organic Vineyards of Nice eBike Tour: 5-6hrs, 75€
Of the 4 million tourists that come to Nice every year, few know that Nice has its own vineyards that produce high-quality AOC stamped wine. Let us take you off the tourist trail and help you to discover Nice’s best kept secret on this bike tour to our favourite Bellet vineyard. Note that this is an authentic “dirt-under-the-fingernails” working vineyard that was not made for commercial tourism!
You will meet the passionate winemaker, who walks you through his lovingly cared for vines. He’ll then explain the organic wine making process, and what makes Bellet wine so special. Sample his wines and finish up with a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting under an olive tree.
Thanks to our eBikes that are as easy to ride as a normal bicycle but give you assistance up the hills, the tour is suitable for active adults and children 12 years or above. We’ve ensured the itinerary is safe, and most of the route is on quiet roads with little traffic.
What you will see on the half day Secret Vineyards of Nice eBike Tour
Gorgeous sea and mountain views
Starting on the cycle path of the Promenade des Anglais, we bask in the sun along this historic seafront boardwalk.
Once on the hill climb, the zig-zagging quiet back roads give us views of the turquoise blue sea in one direction and splendid mountains in the other.
Thanks to the eBikes, we have an easy, relaxing 1½ hour ride to the vineyard.
Walk through the vines
The winemaker gives us insight into the complex art of managing the vines, from pruning to harvesting.
The winemaker shares his know-how gained from decades of experience and explains his intimate relationship with each wine stock.
Inside the wine cellar
We get full access to the inner sanctuary, a privilege rarely enjoyed at other vineyards. Guests tend to say this is the highlight of the tour. We understand wine making is part science, part art. Depending on the time of visit, we may even get to sample partially completed wine directly from the vats!
Sample the wines
At the end of the visit to the vineyards, we will sample and savour the three wines produced here – red, rosé and white. This is where we fully understand the meaning of the French AOC concept (Appellation d’Origin Controlée) and the uniqueness of the two grape varieties that originate here – the Braquet and the Folle Noire.
Fact sheet – half day Secret Vineyards of Nice eBike Tour
|Start time:||10 am|
|Duration:||5-6 hrs, including a 1 hr tour of the vineyard and time for a picnic|
|Lunch:||We buy our picnic (own expense) from a French bakery at the start of the tour|
|Starts/ends:||Central Nice, France (near the Old Town)|
|Includes:||English-speaking guide, electrically assisted bike, helmet, water bottle, wine sampling|
|Suitable for:||Active adults and children over 12 and at least 145cm/4ft9in tall. Wine tasting is restricted to adults (18 years of age).|
|Price:||75€ per person*|
|Cancellation:||Full refund up to the day before the tour. No refund for no shows.|
*) Only 70€ if you’ve already done one of our other tours!
Included on the half day Secret Vineyards of Nice eBike Tour
- Our fantastic eBikes!
- Water bottles
- English-speaking guide
- Tour of the vineyard and its wine making facilities
- Sampling of three wines
- Cost for picnic (sandwiches start at 4€)
- Hotel pickup/drop-off
Difficulty and safety
- You should be comfortable riding in traffic, although most of the tour is on quiet residential roads.
- The electrical assistance of our eBikes makes the cycling very easy, however, the electrical assistance won’t kick in unless you pedal the bike. The tour is suitable for active adults and children over 12 being at least 145cm/4ft9in tall.
- The weight limit of the eBikes is 265lbs (120kg)
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“Fabulous day discovering the little known wines of Nice”We had an awesome tour with eBike the French Riviera, discovering the wines of Bellet. The Bellet wineries are at a good altitude in the western hills of Nice, but with the eBikes we had an easy, pain free ascent before arriving at one of the wineries for a tour of their facilities and tasting of three wines.
"Fantastic. Make a point of doing an eBike tour!"The new wine-tasting eBike tour goes up into the hills to the small wine producing regions of Bellet where you visit a wine producer and learn about the processes, then have a picnic lunch under the olive trees. It is completely idyllic and you won't want it to end!