Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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  • Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    1. Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    Discover the old world opulence and modern-day glamor of Nice on a 5-hour electric bike tour of the Bay of Villefranche. Meet your guide on Place Garibaldi in the city center, and set off to explore the French Riviera from the saddle of a bicycle. Pedal through the old town to see gardens and fountains. Cycle along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais. Visit Castle Hill (Parc du Château) for a panoramic view of Vieux Nice. Continue uphill to the Cape of Nice. Marvel at the Belle Époque villas on both sides. Stop to take photos of the landscape over Angel’s Bay. Continue along the coast to Villefranche-sur-Mer, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat along the way. Hear about some of the most famous residents of the magnificent villas you see en route. Upon arrival at Villefranche, take a walking tour of the Old Town and discover tiny streets full of cha...

    The tour guide is local(Samuel). So he knows where to bring people to. He is kind and answers as much questions as you ask. He is open to comments and critics and flexible with modifying the plan based on what people in the group think. This tour because of its unique choice of locations and specifically the use of bike is my recommendation to whoever wants to wander in this region. Just ask the tourguide about biking rules. He might forget telling you.

  • Nice: Panoramic French Riviera E-Bike Tour

    2. Nice: Panoramic French Riviera E-Bike Tour

    Mount your e-bike, and enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views of the French Riviera. You will start your tour with your bike in the easiest mode, on a large cycle lane of the Promenade des Anglais. Here you will be taught the technical aspects of you bike, and can get used to riding before beginning your tour. You will then ride by the Rauba Capéu Quay, a must see tourist attraction of Nice. You will travel along the port of Nice, before taking the road to Villefranche-sur-Mer following the cape of Nice, one of the most amazing roads in the French Riviera. You will then discover Villefranche-sur-Mer and its fortified citadel Saint-Elme, and enjoy a little break to explore the village or have a cold drink in Terrasse. On your way back, you will ride through the park of Mont Boron to reach the Fortress of Mont Alban. Your guide will give you some information from outside the fortress a...

    I enjoyed the tour very much and I highly recommend it for all those who like to ride on a bike. This was my first time on an electric bike, and I was a bit nervous about that. I soon found out that there was no need to worry, because Kent, our guide, explained quite well how it works and gave us an easy start and guided us with the technicalities along the way, and also told us about things of interest. The three and a half hour tour took us through beautiful scenery with lots of stops for photos and also for refreshments.

  • From Nice: 1-Day Tour Côte d'Azur Extraordinary Houses

    3. From Nice: 1-Day Tour Côte d'Azur Extraordinary Houses

    Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is located right in the middle of Cap Ferrat, this villa inspired by the Venetian renaissance residences is the realized dream of Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. In 1905, the art-lover decided to create a sumptuous palace to host her collection. Today, about 5000 works adorn the lounges, boudoirs and galleries of the residence. And Béatrice's dream continues in the park, where you can find nine gardens of different inspirations such as spanish, florentine, japanese, provençal. Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu is named after a legendary swallow, which appeared suddenly from the waves as a sign of good omen inspired by the noble residences of the island of Delos of the 2nd century BC, it is the work of a rich hellenist, Théodore Reinach, who actually lived this ancien dream between 1908 and 1928. Once you enter the hall, where the inscriptio...

  • Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

    4. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

    Have a different experience getting to know the French Riviera with a Segway tour through Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Your local guide will take you through the quaint fishing port and tell you about its interesting history. Meet your guide and have a short Segway training session. Once you feel comfortable you will be taken along a magnificent ride between the sea and nature. Along the way, your local guide will tell you how this small fishing port became the place to be for aristocracy, artists, and celebrities worldwide. From Charlie Chaplin to The Rolling Stones, from the king of the Belgians to Paul Allen, and between the most famous villas offering breathtaking panoramas, this Segway tour reveals as many anecdotes as it does exhilarating landscapes. The experience is unforgettable in combination with driving a Segway.

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What people are saying about Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Who said that biking was not fun?

One of the best experiences. The guide Arthur was very knowledgeable and spent time with each of us, and made sure everyone kept up with the group. The day before we were informed that we can get an electrical bike for an extra 10euro in case we are not ready to go up the hills by ourselves which was a great value for our friends and made the journey nicer knowing we had a "safety button" to use for going up the hill if the legs were getting tired. The view is like no other, as it does not compare as the one seen from a car.

I enjoyed the tour very much and I highly recommend it for all those who like to ride on a bike. This was my first time on an electric bike, and I was a bit nervous about that. I soon found out that there was no need to worry, because Kent, our guide, explained quite well how it works and gave us an easy start and guided us with the technicalities along the way, and also told us about things of interest. The three and a half hour tour took us through beautiful scenery with lots of stops for photos and also for refreshments.

Best way to see beautiful Villefranche

Not too strenuous bike ride from the harbor in Nice. Plenty of stops on the way to hear about the history and see the magnificent villas. Steven the guide was full of interesting bits of information, and made it a really fun way to see the beautiful coastline. Pack a swimsuit to have a dip at one of the beaches.

A great day with a great guide.

The day is quite leisurely, stopping for drinks and refreshments. The hills are not strenuous with the electrically assisted bikes but it's a good idea that you are quite familiar with riding a bike.

nice with beautiful views. Bicycles do very well, but have a higher entry level than in the Netherlands and that took some getting used to. traffic is more hectic but easy to do