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Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

4.7 / 5

11 reviews

Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

From US$ 97.44 per person

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.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
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Experience

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)
Full 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
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at the bicycle shop on 9 Rue Defly, 06000 Nice. This is a 5 minute walk from Place Garibaldi. At the big sculpture of Giuseppe Garibaldi, face the sculpture and turn right. Follow the road, pass under the big MAMAC museum, cross the street, go straight along Rue Defly for 100 meters on the sidewalk on your left and you will find the shop.

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Important information

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2/5
  • Transportation
    2.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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One good day to exit into the beauty of villefranche

The tour guide is local(Samuel). So he knows where to bring people to. He is kind and answers as much questions as you ask. He is open to comments and critics and flexible with modifying the plan based on what people in the group think. This tour because of its unique choice of locations and specifically the use of bike is my recommendation to whoever wants to wander in this region. Just ask the tourguide about biking rules. He might forget telling you.

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May 14, 2018

Who said that biking was not fun?

One of the best experiences. The guide Arthur was very knowledgeable and spent time with each of us, and made sure everyone kept up with the group. The day before we were informed that we can get an electrical bike for an extra 10euro in case we are not ready to go up the hills by ourselves which was a great value for our friends and made the journey nicer knowing we had a "safety button" to use for going up the hill if the legs were getting tired. The view is like no other, as it does not compare as the one seen from a car.

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August 14, 2017

Best way to see beautiful Villefranche

Not too strenuous bike ride from the harbor in Nice. Plenty of stops on the way to hear about the history and see the magnificent villas. Steven the guide was full of interesting bits of information, and made it a really fun way to see the beautiful coastline. Pack a swimsuit to have a dip at one of the beaches.

June 13, 2017

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