Cyclists from all over the world know the French Riviera for its beauty, eager to admire the magnificent landscapes that its roads offer. In order to facilitate the stay for professionals and amateurs, the Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée offers all the facilities necessary to guarantee the safety of your equipment and the best experience possible. We give you 3 ideas of cycling routes in the hinterland of Menton.
Your hotel for a cycling holiday in Menton
The Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée is the perfect place for a successful cycling holiday. To facilitate your bike trips our 3-star hotel has a secure box specially arranged to store your equipment. Installed in the underground parking, this garage is closed, privative, and secured by camera. At the return of your sporting ride, a massage table can be put at your disposal. You will be able to regain strength on the ground floor of the Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée where you will find the restaurant "Le 5", which offers traditional menus with Mediterranean accents and Provençal flavors. Half-board or full-board formulas are available on request.
Cycling on the French Riviera
The French Riviera is famous for its breathtaking landscapes that make its popularity throughout the world. Ride the roads of the region of Menton, between sea and mountains and find yourself plunged into a real parade of postcards. The beauty of the roads made it one of the most emblematic places of cycling in the south of France. Some passes have become mythical stages of the Tour de France, like the mountain pass of the Madonna of Gorbio. These roads cross a multitude of small villages and points of view that make the charm of the hinterland of Menton. Like Sainte-Agnès, the highest coastal village in Europe, or Gorbio and La Turbie.
Sports stays: 3 rides to discover the Maritime Alps by bike
For its sports guests, the Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée offers 3 ideas of cycling routes from the hotel.
- First itinerary *: take about 2h30 (34.3km at 15km/h on average, D+ 1597m). Go to the famous Col de la Madone by following the direction of Sainte-Agnès, then let go down to La Turbie while admiring the landscape. Then take the road of the Moyenne Corniche and return to Menton, admiring the Mediterranean Sea.
- Second course *: take about 4h50 (68km at 15km/h, D+ 2241m). You will have to climb up to Sospel (follow the direction of Castillon), then go back to La Trinité while crossing L'Escarène. Return to Menton and enjoy the beautiful views of La Turbie and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
- Third ride *: is aimed at the most experienced cyclists with about 6h30 of biking (98.9km at 15km/h, D+ 3337m). After the crossing of the cities of Sospel and Moulinet, the ascent of the Col de Turini at 1700m of altitude awaits you. Once arrived at the top, take the valley of the Paillon until the entrance of Nice. Then turn at the level of La Trinité to reach Menton by passing over the Principality of Monaco.
* Note about the rides: the routes we show you were made on Google Maps, for practical reasons. On Google Maps, the average bike speed is set to about 8km/h and is unchangeable. Please take into account our estimates, more realistic, which calculate the race time with an average speed of 15km/h.
All the facilities for our cycling guests are available at the Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée. Our team welcomes you to make your bike stay as pleasant as possible and so that you enjoy the beauty of the roads of the French Riviera. Whatever your level is, you can count on the Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée to offer all the comfort and service expected by a sportsman.