Cycling the French Riviera From SAINT-Tropez to Cassis & the calanques of marseille

You won’t find a bike tour that takes you from the azure blue of the Golf of Saint-Tropez to the turquoise blue of the Calanques of Cassis anywhere else than at Veymont Travel. You will embark on the most scenic bike trip on the French Riviera, whether coastal or ridge roads, and the most beautiful detours connecting these two pearls of the Mediterranean: Ramatuelle, the Massif des Maures, Bormes les Mimosas, the astonishing Route des Crêtes and the Calanques d’En-Vau.  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Beautiful villages of the French Riviera
  • Rides with views over the Mediterranean
  • E-bike ride in the Calanques of Cassis
  • Wine tasting (included in the guided version)

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2690€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 3690€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering or bike rental.

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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    BIKe itinerary

    Welcome to THE FRENCH RIVIERA

    We will meet you at Marseille Airport at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in Saint-Tropez. We take advantage of this first day to adjust our bikes, discuss the stay and explore the village, its picturesque fishing port, its old town, its fish market and its regattas.

    Saint-Tropez LOOP 

    This morning we set off on a short bike ride in the Gulf of Saint Tropez journey towards the old and beautiful Provencal villages  of Ramatuelle and Gassin, isolated on their hills of scrubland and vineyards and offering a unique panoramic view. This afternoon let’s enjoy a slice of Tropézienne (local cake) in Saint Tropez. 

    SAINT-TROPEZ > RAYOL 

    Today we are riding on the very winding ridge roads of the wild Maures. Under the thick forest mantle of this massif, chestnut trees and hundred-year-old cork oaks reign as masters and in its heart, a few villages live peacefully. We will ride through the beautiful marina of Port-Grimaud and a few kilometer after we will be in Grimaud, a perched Provencal village overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

    At the end, the road of the peaks of the Maures massif, offers us a little further away breathtaking panoramas. Picturesque and on a mountainside, riding to the Canadel Pass and then back down to the Mediterraean by a winding road is a pure joy.

    RAYOL LOOP

    We ride along the Corniche des Maures for about fifteen kilometres and then join the Wine Route de La Londe and the famous Fort de Bregançon before getting to the old village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, which lies on a hillside between the sea and the forest. Its alleys, which smell of plants from diverse and distant origins, are hidden by the pink tiled roofs of the old houses. The Domaine du Rayol, one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in France, located on the foothills of the Massif des Maures, is waiting for you this afternoon to discover its superb layered gardens.

    SAINTE-BAUME > CASSIS 

    We start the ride biking the grandiose Massif de la Sainte-Baume, a steep massif that shelters a millenary forest in which we evolve up to the Col de l’Espigoulier. From here, a breathtaking view reveals Marseille. After crossing Gémenos, the road rises a few more kilometres before diving into La Ciotat where we climb the Route des Crêtes on the 13 km that separate La Ciotat from Cassis. It is undeniably one of the most beautiful roads in France.

    We finally reach Cassis where it is around the port, on which narrow shopping streets open, that life is concentrated. Many beaches are easily accessible and should not leave you insensitive, as the setting is so enchanting.

    CALANQUES LOOP & MARSEILLE

    We have prepared a special program for you today. This morning we leave aside our traditional bikes to ride electric mountain bikes and go explore the Natural Parc of the Calanques, especially the Calanques d’En Vau. En-Vau is the most beautiful and remote of the Calanques This paradisiacal place is located In the heart of a deep and narrow cove with clear and turquoise waters.

    We explore the exceptional city of Marseille in the afternoon. Marseille would have enough to keep us on our toes for several days. Its seafront and monumental heritage bear witness to a 2600-year history. More than ever, this immense city is an essential cultural place for anyone interested in Provence and the Mediterranean.

    END OF STAY

    We will take you back to Marseille-Provence airport after breakfast to end this French Riviera bike tour, unless you want to extend your stay in Marseille ro continue your biking holidays in Provence with Veymont Travel.

    ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

    Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

    SAINT-Tropez – 2 nights

    Le Mouillage 4*

    From the Vieux Port where the world’s finest yachts and sailboats are docked to the Place des Lices, from the citadel to Pampelonne beach, glamorous Saint-Tropez will always fascinate.

    Rayol – 2 nights

    Le Bailli de Suffren 4*

    Crystal clear sea, lush vegetation, nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, welcome to the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, France. Sheltered from prying eyes, from the four-star Hotel Le Bailli de Suffren, enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean.

    Cassis – 2 nights

    Les Roches Blanches 5*

    Built in 1877 by the sea, this former mansion owes its name to the limestone rocks that line the Cassis coast in Marseille. Located adrift of the marina, it enjoys a unique location, between the village and the famous Calanques.

    equipment / bikes

    Included

    Hybrid Bike

    Trek Zektor 3 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)

    Chainring: 48-32 Cassette: 11-34

    Supplement + 30€

    Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

    Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 45 €

    Hybrid E-bike

    Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 15″(S) – 17,5″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)

    Supplement + 90 €

    Road E-bike

    Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

    Supplement + 160 €

    Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

    Pinarello Prince or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 550 €

    Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

    Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Equipment / dEtails

    You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

    Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 2 water bottles
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 2 rear panniers

    WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

    Included
    Supported tour
    Not Included
    Supported Tour

    Accomodation

    • 4 nights in 4* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 2 nights in 5* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 6 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 4 hybrid / road bike rides
    • 1 E-mountain bike ride in the Calanques

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
    Included
    Guided tour
    Not Included
    Guided Tour

    Accomodation

    • 4 nights in 4* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 2 nights in 5* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 6 breakfasts
    • 4 lunches
    • 6 dinners
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

    • 5 hybrid / road bike rides
    • 1 E-mountain bike ride in the Calanques
    • Wine tasting
    • Visit of Rayol Mediterranean Garden

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants

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