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France - St Malo to Nice Classic (15 days) - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Cycling along the Brittany coast with views out to the Abbey of Mont St Michel
  • Travelling under your own power all the way from the Channel to the Mediterranean
  • Following riverside roads along the Loire, Dordogne and the Rhône
  • Riding through the wine drenched Châteauneuf-du-Pape!
  • Riding through the lavender fields of Provence and winding your way through the Verdon Gorge
  • Descending to Nice to ride along the Promenade des Anglais like a Tour de France winner!

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: St Malo Non Riding Day    
2 St Malo to Chateaubourg 73 Miles / 117 Kms Approx. 780 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Chateaubourg to Brissac-Quincé 89 Miles / 144 Kms Approx. 955 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Brissac-Quincé to Parthenay 81 Miles / 130 Kms Approx. 850 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Parthenay to L’Isle Jourdain 64 Miles / 102 Kms Approx. 550 Metres Approx. B L  
6 L’Isle Jourdain to Brantome 73 Miles / 118 Kms Approx. 1,298 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Brantome to Souillac 86 Miles / 138 Kms Approx. 1,486 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Souillac to Entraygues 83 Miles / 135 Kms Approx. 1,633 Metres Approx. B L  
9 Entraygues to Mende 75 Miles / 120 Kms Approx. 2,300 Metres Approx. B L  
10 Mende to Vallon Pont d’Arc 81 Miles / 130 Kms Approx. 1,600 Metres Approx. B L  
11 Vallon Pont d’Arc to Sault 89 Miles / 144 Kms Approx. 2,200 Metres Approx. B L  
12 Sault to Moustiers-Ste-Marie 73 Miles / 116 Kms Approx. 1,431 Metres Approx. B L  
13 Moustiers-Ste-Marie to Castellane 52 Miles / 83 Kms Approx. 1,750 Metres Approx. B L  
14 Castellane to Nice 57 Miles / 91 Kms Approx. 1063 Metres Approx. B L  
15 Departure: Nice Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

Skedaddle’s 'Channel to Med' odyssey takes us from Brittany’s St Malo shoreline and doesn’t stop until we reach the glamourous and warm Mediterranean waters of Nice on the French Riviera. Our journey of more than 950 miles takes us through no fewer than 19 of France’s regional départements as we ride into some of the country’s most striking and dramatic landscapes, discovering the true heart of rural France.

Passing through a patchwork of subtle and striking changes in terrain and landscape this is a route of two distinct halves. We begin by hugging the Brittany coastline, momentarily flirting with Normandy, and seeing the iconic Mont St Michel before heading south to the banks of France’s longest river, the Loire. After crossing the wheat fields and grazing land of Poitou-Charentes, we reach the rolling hills of the Dordogne.

On leaving the Dordogne we turn a corner. The terrain changes as hills become ever more prominent, slowly giving way to mountainous terrain and steep sided valleys, and a change in climate and terroir. The route hugs the banks of the Lot River, picking a gentle route into the mountains and occasionally propelling us up its valley sides, before we reach its source and the northern edge of the wild and wooded Cévennes. The route then plunges down into the fruit and vineyard choked Ardèche département before following the famous gorge of the same name to the Rhône valley, and riding through Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Crossing the Rhône announces our arrival in Provence. The towering shape of Mont Ventoux on the skyline, hot sun, lavender fields and blue-shuttered cafés, combine to make you feel as if you are in a separate country entirely. Finally, after an exhilarating descent to the Mediterranean coast we cruise along the Promenade des Anglais for a celebratory dip in the Med.


This is the original and ‘Classic’ road schedule but for those looking for a slightly more leisurely cycling holiday in France, we have another version, our Explorer, which involves cycling the same route over 20 days and includes a rest day. 

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