The French Riviera, also known as the Cote d’Azur, is a stretch of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea in southeastern France.
It stretches from Menton in the east to Toulon in the west. The French Riviera has a mild climate and is renowned for its natural beauty. It is a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing, sailing, and cycling.
Monaco, Nice, and Cannes are the most popular towns along the Mediterranean Sea coastline.
Many top professional cyclists such as Chris Froome, Richie Porte, Simon Gerrans, Michael Matthews, and Peter Sagan have all based themselves in Monaco during their cycling careers. So, without a doubt, some of the best cycling routes in France can be found around the French Riviera.
The Milan-San Remo, one of the five Monuments in cycling, finishes in San Remo, just 28km across the French-Italian border from Menton. It’s also the longest one-day professional cycling race at 299km.