FRANCE - Cote d'Azure

French Riviera Cycling Camp & L’Etape de Tour

All inclusive 8 days 3200€
29 June - 7 July 2024

Spend a cycling week of a lifetime. Ride the renowned roads and cols of the French Riviera, visit breathtaking Gorge du Verdon and finally - optionally - take part in L'Etape de Tour, World's top amateur cycling sportive, a dream of so many riders around the globe.

Tour overview

FRENCH RIVIERA, FAMOUS FRENCH COLS AND L'ETAPE DE TOUR PARTICIPATION

If you are looking for the cycling week of your lifetime, seek no more – and that’s no exaggeration. Get to spend a week in the area around Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. The views are gorgeous – what can be better than the mountains and the sea combo. Small roads with little to no traffic even in the high season.

And finally the real reward is the participation in the world’s number one amature cycling sportif – L’Etape du Tour, organized by the Tour de France itself. The event amasses up to 15 thousand riders from all over the globe. Your L’Etape slot is included in the pack and you will ride with the support of our guides.

Highlights of your cycling trip

The French Riviera

Epico takes you to the dreamy location of Cote d'Azur where backroads are a cycling mecca and the coast is the cultural gem. We'll get the best of both worlds and spend some amazing time both on and off the bike.

All Inclusive & All Luxury

This is epico format. You live in a luxury villa in your own bedroom with a separate bathroom. Our own cook prepares full board meals including any drinks. Your transfers and logistics are covered. Cycling is fully guided by a pro cycling instructors accommodation your pace.

L'Etape de Tour entry included

After the epic week you get to ride the legendary L'Etape de Tour - World's Number 1 amateur cycling sportive, organised by the Tour de France themselves. 15.000 riders get together to go through the actual route of the year's Tour stage.

Tour destination

NICE AREA - FRANCE

The South of France is calling, and it’s calling on two wheels. There’s no better place in the country to set off on your bike from. With its history, its charms and its endless sunshine, the jewel of the mediterranean is beckoning for a bike ride. Nice, the postcard of belle époque living, stock full of old world charm and Italian influences has been a destination for centuries and its obvious why. Everything is on your doorstep in Nice, gastronomy, culture, art, shopping and of course endless roads to venture out on. There’s a reason many professional cyclists call Nice home. With its endless roads and breathtaking views, it’s cafes, it’s ease of life and of course, a dedicated airport, this city is the perfect base for the outdoor adventurer. The city is jam packed so we’ve created this best of list for you: the bullet points of all you need to know to head on down and get out and pedal

  • Weather

    Don't get fooled, it can be quite hot in Southern France in the summer. Yet the beginning of July is not the peak of the heat and you can even get some fresh mornings. The high cols are another thing - surely pack a cycling gillet!

  • Terrain

    We came here to climb of course! So be prepared to tackle long mountain passes. Good thing that gradients are not that brutal. Plus you'll have some rest days or easy days when we'll cruise some coastal flats.

  • Culture

    Probably no need to tell how sophisticated and culturally rich Cote d'Azur is and especially it's gem - Nice. Off the bike time is important to us, so we'll take you to some amazing old towns, natural sights and places of interest.

Accommodation during your tour

Luxury Provence Style Villa

Seillance (Cannes area, France)

You will be accommodated in a standalone luxury villa in a quiet place on the hills just off the Nice coast. Villa has a large piece of land with some areas to chill out, sun bathe, socialise and so on. There is a private heated swimming pool which is a real treat in the summer. 

The accommodation allows to feel at home, to wind down after the big days but also to feel some local vibe.

 

Full comfort and privacy

We all live in the same house as a team, sharing meals and off the bike time. Yet you have your fully separate bedroom with en-suite bathroom – which allows you to disconnect and rest up.

All Meals Included

We at epico like to eat well. So we have our own cook who prepares fresh and delicious meals every time we need it. Nutritious and healthy breakfasts, finger-licking lunches and dinners. Our cook specializes on Mediterranean cuisine, so we’ll make sure you have a great gastro experience. We also accommodate for any food intolerances or preferences.

Tour program

Luberon Natural Park and coffee stop in the famous town of Gordes
  • Distance
    50 km
  • Altitude gain
    500 m

First day of cycling!

Morning: riding into Luberon National Park, known for its lush green slopes with wine grape and classic provencal style medieval hilltop towns. Coffee stop in Gordes, one of the most beautiful towns around, made famous by some literature and movies, Ridley Scott’s ‘A Good Year’ among them.

 

Evening: short drive to L’Isle sur la Sorgue, remarkable and beautiful town, known for its bridges, islets and running river.

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Your tour is all inclusive

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Entry slot, ride support and transfers

    Worlds Top cycling sportive by the Tour de France

  • 8 Nights Accommodation in a luxury villa

    Separate single bedroom with en-suite bathroom

  • All Meals by our own chef

    All meals, snacks and drinks on-site

  • Fully guided cycling

    Professional cycling guides, tech support and advice

  • support vehicle
    Transfers and logistics

    Your transportation is fully covered during all tour

  • Off the bike entertainment

    Local sightseeing and fun when not on the bike

  • Sport nutrition and drinks

    Just grab what you need when you leave for the ride

  • Photography

    Keep these epico moments

  • epico welcome pack

    Jersey, water bidon and more

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. Please follow our advice about which flights will be best suited for this tour. Reach out to us if you have any questions about flights.

  • Bike rental

    Many avid riders travel with their own bikes, which ensures comfort. However if you are not willing to take the hassle of carrying over your own bike, we can offer you one for rent.

  • Health Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sport activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

Extra
Bike rental
From €350 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, high quality carbon bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every hire so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

 

CARBON BIKE RENTAL

Fitted to you and in perfect condition

Booking options

Choose the package that suits you

  • All Inclusive - no hidden costs
  • Small international group of fellow riders led by professional cycling guide
  • Package includes L'Etape de Tour sportive entry
  • Only 40% deposit to guarantee your spot
3200€ for 1 rider All Inclusive French Riviera Cycling Camp & L'Etape de Tour

29 June -7 July 2024

5000€ for 2 riders (double room) All Inclusive French Riviera Cycling Camp & L'Etape de Tour

29 June -7 July 2024

Booking options