Nice: Cycling - Mountain Biking
Cycling in Nice maybe a low budget transportation option but it can also be dangerous. The safest cycling area is the Promenade des Anglais which has a protected cycleway all the way to the airport, although be aware that you will be amongst pedestrians, rollerbladers, and joggers. At the airport you can rent bicycles for a half day 10€, full day 14€, 24 hours 18€, and week 90€. There are a few bike repair/rental shops in Nice such as Holiday Bikes and Roller-Station.
A more enjoyable way to explore Nice by bicycle is booking a cycling tour. Cycling tours give you a glimpse into medieval streets, Belle Epoque palaces, stunning beaches and plazas. For a three hour tour, whch includes, helmits, bike hire, and a beverage; the cost is 30€. Five hour trips cost 50€ per person and take in the glories of the French Riviera and the sleepy fishing port of Villefranche, wealthy villas, secluded beaches and breathtaking views of the coastline.The tour stops for a picnic lunch. These tours can be arranged with Nice Cycle Tours found on the Promenade des Anglais.
Nice Cycle Tours will give you the inside track on events and personalities that have shaped the character of this world-famous city. The routes follow Nice’s network of dedicated cycleways and quiet streets, and keep busy roads and steep climbs to a minimum.