Geneva to Nice

Geneva to Nice: 13 photos that capture a breathtaking and iconic cycle route

Cycling from Geneva to Nice - say it quickly and it doesn’t sound too daunting. But what an adventure lies in store.

From the mountains to the Mediterranean Sea, you’ll cycle over some of the most iconic Tour de France cols, see awe-inspiring scenery, meet wonderful people and eat and drink in true French style. Text and images: Merv and Jane Capewell. Taken from Geneva to Nice: an interactive guide. Available soon as an iPhone app, a book for iPad and a Kindle Book, all published by World Adventure Guides.

This amazing cycle route goes through ever-changing scenery; from the lush Reblochon pastures, through stunning alpine mountains, beautiful gorges and finishing by the azure blue Mediterranean Sea.

1. Introduction

This amazing cycle route goes through ever-changing scenery; from the lush Reblochon pastures, through stunning alpine mountains, beautiful gorges and finishing by the azure blue Mediterranean Sea.
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The route is 611km long but is broken down into challenging but manageable sections giving time to enjoy the stunning and diverse countryside.

2. The route

The route is 611km long but is broken down into challenging but manageable sections giving time to enjoy the stunning and diverse countryside.
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Essentially you can only do this route between June and October. The main cycling season starts as soon as the high Alpine passes are ploughed and cleared of snow.

3. When to go

Essentially you can only do this route between June and October. The main cycling season starts as soon as the high Alpine passes are ploughed and cleared of snow.
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This trip is all about you and your bike. You do the whole route together, so have the right bike to get you there in the best way.

4. Equipment

This trip is all about you and your bike. You do the whole route together, so have the right bike to get you there in the best way.
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