Cycling Sanary-sur-Mer to Nice via Toulon on the Véloroute littorale

The Véloroute littorale is a (mostly) coastal route from Sanary-sur-Mer, just west of Toulon, to Nice.

Distance: 260km
Difficulty: Moderate. This is not a difficult route but there is some climbing as you make your way around the coast (100-200m gains at times but mostly smaller ascents).

The Véloroute littorale is a (mostly) coastal route taking in some of the most famous areas of France as it winds its way from Sanary-sur-Mer, just west of Toulon, to Nice.

It provides a coastal alternative to the Euro Velo 8 Mediterranean route, which it meets in Nice.

The Véloroute littorale route passes through some of France's Mediterranean hotspots, including Saint-Tropez, and also skirts just north of Cannes and Antibes, giving you the chance to duck down to see how the other half live.

But it's not all riches and big boats, along the way there are also lovely inlets and smaller coves that allow you to experience the best of the Cote d'Azur without the alarming pricetag.

Type of paths: The route is split pretty much half and half between dedicated biking paths (voies vertes) and shared roads. 

Getting there and away: This is a really accessible route with train stations along the coast, and at Toulon and Nice for starting and ending. See here for more on trains in Provence.

Download Sanary-sur-Mer to Nice via Toulon Véloroute littorale as a GPX file.

Saint Tropez by Marchand.C

Some of the more modest boats in the harbour at Saint-Tropez. Photo Marchand.C/PACA Media Library

 

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