39,14 Km
2 h 35 min
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39,14 km cycling route from Nice to Menton

The Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer marks the start of your ascent to the Grande Corniche. Climb to the Èze Pass at 507m in altitude. This is your route to reach Menton, renowned for its citrus fruits and festival. Given the altitude you’ve reached, you’re rewarded with staggering plunging views down on St-Jean Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu Bay and Cap d’Ail. On the free-wheeling descent to Menton, do stop to explore La Turbie and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. At Menton, the Jean Cocteau Museum, the historic centre and Menton music festival count among memorable reasons for visiting this resort on the Italian frontier. The customs post has long stood unoccupied, inciting you to continue your Mediterranean cycling adventure uninterrupted along EuroVelo 8. Avanti!

Elevation of the stage

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 4,79 km By road: 31,49 km Inconnu: 2,86 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 31,83 km Inconnu: 7,31 km

The route

Signposting will be installed in due course along this stage.

This practically counts as a mountain stage, given the ascent to the Eze Pass. Except for a short cycle track at Villefranche-sur-Mer, the rest of this stage is along roads shared with motorized traffic.

Take care: descending from the Eze Pass, avoid the cycle lane, which can be extremely dangerous!


Menton Garavan train station
Link to the EV8 in Italy: research ongoing


Tourist Offices

Office de tourisme de Nice
33 (0)4 92 14 46 14
Office de tourisme de Villefranche-sur-Mer
33 (0)4 93 01 73 68
Office de tourisme d’Èze
33 (0)4 93 41 26 00
Office de tourisme de La Turbie
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06320 La Turbie
33 (04) 93 41 21 15
Office de tourisme de Roquebrune Cap-Martin
33 (0)4 93 35 62 87
Office de tourisme de Menton
33 (0)4 92 41 76 76

SNCF train stations

Nice-Ville station
Nice-Riquier station
Villefranche-sur-Mer station
Carnolès - Roquebrune-Cap-Martin station
Menton Garavan station
Consult the timetables


Accommodation on the stage

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