The roads of Provence are well-known in the cycling community for being some of the finest in Europe. Pros train here year-round, and both Paris-Nice and the Tour de France pass through the area taking in many of its iconic climbs along the way.
Late last year, a handful of members from the international chapter of the RCC travelled to Provence to recce the roads and routes that will feature at the summit. From the coastal vistas that expand as you approach the infamous Cap d’Antibes peninsula and the glitz of celebrity hot spot Hotel Eden Roc, to the stunning climbs that surround the red-ochre rock of the Massif de l’Esterel, the riding here is truly varied and unique. Below are a selection of images from their trip, offering a small glimpse at the amazing cycling terrain the French Riviera has to offer.