cYCLING caMP ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA near Saint-Tropez

You are in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, in the very heart of the French Riviera in a dream place, cycling distance between Saint-Tropez and Bormes les Mimosas, at the foothills of the Corniche des Maures, facing the Golden Islands (Hyères, Porquerolles).The rocky coast, bordered by pines, alternates between coves and beaches of fine sand. It is here that Veymont has its French Riviera Ride Camp so it is from here that we will  discover the panoramic roads overlooking the Mediterranean, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the villages renowned for the charm of their narrow streets and the exuberance of their flora.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hotel few meters away from the sea
  • Saint-Tropez
  • Perched villages of Provence: Gassin, Ramatuelle, Bormes-les-Mimosas, Grimaud
  • Massif des Maures: Get on your bike and ride some of the most beautiful roads of France
  • World famous Domaine du Rayol (Mediterranean garden)
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Veymont retains the right to change the itinerary if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

DAY 1 - Arrival & Loop ride to Bormes les mimosas

We welcome at Marseille airport this morning at 9 am before driving you to your hotel in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer. After a bike fitting and a tour orientation, we ride along the Corniche des Maures for about fifteen kilometres and then join the Route des Vins 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. 

Route 1 : 44 km / 710 m D+

Route 2 : 67 km /  910 m D+

Night in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer

Meals included:  Lunch – Dinner

DAY 2 - Biking to SAINT-Tropez

This morning we set off on a journey along the east coast of the Massif des Maures. Further on, the old Provencal villages of Ramatuelle and Gassin (classified as one of the most beautiful Villages in France) stand on our way, isolated on their hills of scrubland and vineyards and offering a unique panoramic view of the Bay of Pampelonne, the peninsula and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

We reach Saint-Tropez at the end of the morning, leaving us all the time to discover this picturesque fishing port, its old village, its fish market and its regattas. The city reveals all its off-season charms, when deserted by the crowds, an exceptional luminosity, which seduced Matisse and many other painters, seizes the colourful facades of the old village. On the quays of the old port rival some of the most beautiful yachts on the planet.

After a part of Tropézienne, it is up to you to choose whether you want to join the hotel on your bike or to take your time exploring Saint-Tropez.

Route 1 : 39 km / 610 m D+

Route 2 : 64 km /  850 m D+

Night in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer

Meals included:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 3 - Cycling to Grimaud via the Massif des Maures

Today we are riding on the very winding ridge roads of the wild Maures. Under the thick forest mantle of this massif, one of the jewels of the Var department, chestnut trees and hundred-year-old cork oaks reign as masters and in its heart, a few villages live peacefully.

After 70 km, we reach Grimaud, a perched Provencal village overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. With its charming squares and alleys, Grimaud invites you to stroll and could well be the end of the day unless, in a final effort, we decide to pedal the 25 km that still separates us from our hotel.

Route 1 : 68 km / 1200 m D+

Route 2 : 93 km /  1520 m D+

Night in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer

Meals included:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 4 - Departure

It is unfortunately already time to say goodbye. We will take you back to Marseille airport or TGV after breakfast to end this French Riviera Bike Camp, unless you want to extend your cycling holidays  with Veymont along the French Riviera or in Provence.

Meal included: Breakfast

French Riviera

Ride Camp

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

Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer – 3 nights

Les Terrasses du Bailli – 3*

Located just a few meters from the beach and a crystal clear sea, this elegant and chic three-star building houses 24 rooms, 21 of which have a terrace or balcony. You will be seduced by the contemporary atmosphere and decoration of the place and by the many luxury services offered by this hotel***.

Have breakfast in the Villa’s interior room in the warm tones of the South or gently wake up on the outdoor terrace overlooking the pool and the Mediterranean.

BIKES

Included

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105 Compact

Trek Emonda SL5 or Specialized Tarmac Sport

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

Crank : 50-34

Cassette: 11-28

 

 

Supplement + 60 €

Road E-bike

Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 -53 – 55 – 58

 

 

Supplement + 110 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2 Compact

Pinarello Prince or Domane SL7 or equivalent

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

Crank: 50-34

Cassette: 11-32

 

 

Supplement + 430 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2 Disk Compact

Pinarello F12 

Size: 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5

Crank: 50-34

Cassette: 11-32

 

 

GEARS

For a more comfortable travel experience, you can choose to bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet with you on the trip. Your guides will install your equipment on the first day when you adjust your bike.

Included with a road bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo / Flat pedals with cages / Flat pedals
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet:  Size S – M – L – XL

 

Included with a hybrid bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo / Flat pedals with cages / Flat pedals
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet:  Size S – M – L – XL
  • 1 handlebar bag with a map holder
  • 2 rear panniers

Dates

Price / Person*

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy supplement

 

29 February – 3 March, 2020 

 

29 April – 2 May, 2020

 

 

 

   from 1890€* 

 

   from 1890€* 

 

 

 

+ 270 €

 

+ 270 €

 

*Price may vary according to the season, the hotel availability and supplement(s) chosen 

Departures are guaranteed from 4 participants. In case there are less than 4 participants a supplement will be requested to guarantee the departure of the tour.

If you are a group of more than 7 people or you would like to privatize or customize the tour, please contact us to adjust our offer to your needs.

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