Road bicycle The "Gorges du Loup"
Departing from the municipal sports hall in La Colle sur Loup.
Starting from La Colle sur Loup, this circuit gets straight down to business, taking you on a stunning false flat that winds its way up through the first section of the rocky "Gorges du Loup". After "Pont du Loup", the false flat continues up to the perched village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup. The home leg back to La Colle passes through the town of Vence and the touristic village of Saint-Paul de Vence.
Tip: This circuit is for summer when the gorges offer plenty of welcome shade. In winter, it can be damp and dangerously icy.
Places of interest: La Colle-sur-Loup at the gateway to the "Gorges du Loup"; the River Loup; "Pont du Loup"; Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a medieval city of arts; the perched village of Saint-Paul de Vence.
Itinerary suggested by the Alpes-Maritimes County Council.
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Where to hire a bicycle near Saint-Paul de Vence
- Restor Bikes (also repairer), 102 avenue Henri Giraud - Vence - Tel. +33 (0)9 84 25 07 10
- Loisirs Attitude 06, 236 Av Emile Hugues - Vence - Tel. +33 (0)6 68 53 56 62
- FF Road Aventure - 236 Av Emile Hugues - Vence - Tel. +33 (0)6 17 56 32 63
- Tour’rent bike, 1689 route de Vence - Tourrettes sur Loup - Tel. +33 (0)6 60 71 48 29
- Self-service bikes ("Vélos Bleus") in Cagnes sur Mer
Facilities in Saint-Paul de Vence & Bicycle parking (bike stands):
- Place De Gaulle near the taxi stand
- Route des Serres
- Rond point Sainte-Claire
The Saint-Paul de Vence Tourist Information Office supports the regional programme that welcomes cyclists to the Alpes-Maritimes ("Les Alpes-Maritimes à vélo").
Free bicycle repair kits are available to cycling holidaymakers at the Tourist Information Office (available during opening hours).
Maps and itineraries available from the Tourist Information Office.
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Downloads: - The map of Les Gorges du Loup - Brochure of the Gorges du Loup sight-seeing circuit - Les Alpes-Maritimes à Vélo – Booklet of sight-seeing cycling circuits