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Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

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Experience the glamour and grit of Nice and the Bay of Villefranche on a 5-hour electric bike tour. Cycle the coastal routes of the French Riviera, and see the old fishermen’s town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Pass a majestic 16th century fortress, and more.

Highlights

  • Discover a fantastic chapel of fishermen designed by Jean Cocteau (unique modern artist, and rival of Picasso)
  • Admire the most beautiful seaside landscapes surrounding Nice and Villefranche Bay
  • See incredible villas built during Belle Epoque Period, owned by some famous people and rich oligarchs
  • Visit a villa once owned by the Rothschild banking family see its 8 amazing different gardens (optional)
  • Marvel at the unbelievably ornate antique Greek villa of Kerylos (optional)

Description

Discover the old world opulence and modern-day glamor of Nice on a 5-hour electric bike tour of the Bay of Villefranche. Meet your guide on Place Garibaldi in the city center, and set off to explore the French Riviera from the saddle of a bicycle. Pedal through the old town to see gardens and fountains. Cycle along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais. Visit Castle Hill (Parc du Château) for a panoramic view of Vieux Nice. Continue uphill to the Cape of Nice. Marvel at the Belle Époque villas on both sides. Stop to take photos of the landscape over Angel’s Bay. Continue along the coast to Villefranche-sur-Mer, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat along the way. Hear about some of the most famous residents of the magnificent villas you see en route. Upon arrival at Villefranche, take a walking tour of the Old Town and discover tiny streets full of charm. Go to the 16th-century fortress, built above the sea to protect the bay from pirates and French attacks. Now the site of several museums, including the Volti Sculpture Museum, the fortress is also home to City Hall and gardens with interesting view points from the towers and walls. If you are hungry for more, continue to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to take part in optional water activities, such as jet skis, canoes, and more. Villefranche is perfect for embracing the slow “Dolce Vita” and swimming in azure waters. Alternatively, stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, marvel at the Greek-style Villa Kerylos, or go to the stunning Villa Santo Sospir to see wall drawings by one of its former residents, Jean Cocteau. Cycle back to Nice via an alternative route popular with the locals.

Includes

Bike rental with basket Local and professional guide with diploma
Entrance to villas/museums of Rothschild and Kerylos Cocteau's chapel Food and drinks Any sea activities

Important Information

  • Please bring your swim suit and a towel if you would like to swim

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