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Cycling French and Italian Riviera

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Not busy, friendly cycling route on Mediterranean sea from French to Italian Riviera

Cycling French and Italian Riviera 

The French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France. Usually considered to extend from Cassis, Toulon or Saint-Tropez on the west to Menton at the France–Italy border in the east, where the Italian Riviera joins. 

The Italian Riviera, is the narrow coastal strip which lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by the Maritime Alps and the Apennines. Longitudinally it extends from the border with France and the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) near Ventimiglia (a former customs post) eastwards to Capo Corvo (also known as Punta Bianca) which marks the eastern end of the Gulf of La Spezia and is close to the regional border between Liguria and Tuscany. 

Our company provide high quality bike rental with delivery and collection at accommodations, also in different towns of the Riviera, also between different states. 

Today we would share with you one of the most preferred itineraries by our customers, cycling French and Italian Riviera starting/ending main ports of this coastline, from Marseille to Genoa, crossing Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Menton and Sanremo. 

In case you desire to extend your travel to Tuscany coast we suggest to finis in Livorno, enjoying Portofino and Cinque Terre too. 

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customers at Plage des Catalans beach in Marseille
ready to start self cycling travel with Veloce

Marseille is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is located on the Mediterranean coast near the mouth of the Rhône, is the third-largest in France after those of Paris and Lyon. 

Marseille was an important European trading centre and remains the main commercial port of the French Republic. Marseille is now France's largest city on the Mediterranean coast and the largest port for commerce, freight and cruise ships. The city was European Capital of Culture in 2013 and European Capital of Sport in 2017; it hosted matches at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2016. 

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Customers in Cannes, French Riviera, ready to start self cycling holidays to Genoa

Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. It is a commune located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, and host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival, Midem, and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences

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Customers in Nice, France, ready to start self cycling holiday to Tuscany, Italy

Nice is the seventh most populous urban area in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department, the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille. Nice is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from the principality of Monaco and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the French-Italian border. Nice's airport serves as a gateway to the region.

The natural environment of the Nice area and its mild Mediterranean climate came to the attention of the English upper classes in the second half of the 18th century, when an increasing number of aristocratic families took to spending their winters there. The city's main seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais ("Walkway of the English") owes its name to visitors to the resort. The clear air and soft light have particularly appealed to notable painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Arman.

Nice has the second largest hotel capacity in the country and it is one of its most visited cities, receiving 4 million tourists every year.

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Customers enjoy Monte Carlo in Monaco
during a self cycling in French Riviera with Veloce
Monaco is a sovereign city-state, country, and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the state border with Italy. Monaco is known to be the most expensive and the wealthiest place in the world due to its tax laws. In 2014, it was noted that about 30% of the population was made up of millionaires.

Monaco is a principality governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. 

It is also the host of the annual street circuit motor race Monaco Grand Prix, one of the original Grands Prix of Formula One and birthplace of Scuderia Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc. The principality has a club football team, AS Monaco, who have become French champions on multiple occasions. Monaco is not formally a part of the European Union (EU), but it participates in certain EU policies, including customs and border controls. Through its relationship with France, Monaco uses the euro as its sole currency.

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delivery of full carbon road bike provided for rent at accommodation in Menton

Menton is a small village in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera, close to the Italian border. Its temperate Mediterranean climate is especially favourable to the citrus industry, with which it is strongly identified.

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The cycling lane from Sanremo to Tuscany on Italian Riviera 
Sanremo is a city on the Mediterranean coast of Liguria, in north-western Italy. Founded in Roman times, it has a population of 85,000, and is known as a tourist destination on the Italian Riviera. It hosts numerous cultural events, such as the Sanremo Music Festival and the Milan–San Remo cycling classic.

Genoa is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy.
Located on the Gulf of Genoa in the Ligurian Sea, Genoa has historically been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean.
Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba ("the proud one") due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. 

Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006 as Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli. The city's rich cultural history in art, music and cuisine allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Andrea Doria, Niccolò Paganini, Giuseppe Mazzini and Renzo Piano.