Road Cycling Routes
Nice & Côte d'Azur Favourite Routes
The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is where the mountains meet the Mediterranean. This makes for turquoise waters, sunshine and stunning scenery. There is so much variety to be had on the bike, including some ‘tough’ riding. You can enjoy flattish rides along the glistening coast, whilst glancing up at the grand properties of the rich and famous and passing by the largest superyachts in the world. In contrast, you can head just a stone’s throw inland and wind your way through beautiful perched villages, where time has stood still other than a few old men playing pétanque under the shade of a Plane tree. If it’s all about the climbing for you, then join the pro’s on the infamous cols of the Madone, Braus, Turini, Vence & Eze. Read more here.
Girona & Costa Brava Favourite Routes
There is a disproportional number of pro cyclists (nearly 100) living in the small Spanish city of Girona. This alone should be conformation that its a great place to come and ride… but to spell it out; quiet roads, great tarmac, courteous drivers that are used to cyclists, kind weather that isn’t too extreme and scenery that is both varied and impressive. Offering mountain roads, coastal roads, forest roads and even gravel roads… who could want for more! Read more here.
Land's End to John O'Grotes Cycle Route
Cycling from Land’s End to John o’ Groats (LEJOG), the entire length of the UK, is an iconic challenge that is high up on many cyclists bucket list. The shortest most direct route is 814 miles (1300km) and can be achieved a number of ways: Supported, with a car or van carrying your kit and supplies. Unsupported, where you carry everything you need but stay in accommodation you find along the way. Or unsupported and self-sufficient, where you carry everything including camping gear and stove etc. I completed the challenge with my dad in the last week of September 2016, unsupported, staying in B&B’s along the way. We also choose a slightly longer route (1400km), that meant we avoided all the busy A roads, opting for the quieter, safer, more scenic route. Read more here.