On the stages of Tour de France!

Are you a biker in search of adventure, a cycling fan or simply in need of an escape, with a motorcycle trip to a dream destination in mind? Let us make a few suggestions! The world of cyclists and that of motorcyclists are similar in many ways, made up of enthusiasts eager to rack up the miles on sublime roads.

The Tour de France and its route in 2024 offer a superb opportunity to visit our region and the mountains of the Southern Alps. You will be able to grasp the full dimension of the exploits of its champions.

Let us tell you a little more in this article of what we would make of a 3 days motorcycle tour and stay tuned for our little bonus at the end, for those who believe 3 days are not enough.

The city of Nice, jewel of the Tour de France 2024 - As the Tour draws to a close in this city of varied and magnificent landscapes, let us invite you to explore the Côte d'Azur and its surroundings on our motorcycles. Renting a motorcycle on the Côte d'Azur is the guarantee that your trip will be as exciting as your destination (if not more...).

The Tour de France is set to be full of suspense on the decisive final days, stages 19, 20 and 21.

Follow the footsteps of these extraordinary cyclists on another type of two-wheeler, a motorcycle! Departing from Nice, this itinerary is golden for any biker willing to take on winding roads and looking for breathtaking views.

At Motorbike Trip, we are bikers first and foremost, so let us guide you through it and get inspiration from the route of the Tour de France 2024 in order to make your motoracycle tour unforgettable.

1er day - Stage 21 : Nice – Tour’s grand finale, our departure.


Nice MonacoNice Monaco Elevation

Quick rundown:

This last stage of the Tour (the first for us), 35km long, will be accompanied by the sea between Monaco and Nice, passing through all the villages that make this route one of the most prestigious in Europe. If you have time, make a detour to the charming village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, perched on a hill with panoramic views over Monaco. Celebrate your own Tour de France grand finale with a stroll through the streets of Nice. Relive the excitement of the final stage as you ride along the Promenade des Anglais. Our motorcycle will be your ideal companion for discovering all that Nice has to offer.

Our advice:

Exploring Nice on a motorcycle is a feast for the eyes. We recommend the historic old town (Vieux Nice), where you can savor the local cuisine and enjoy an atmosphere found nowhere else. Monaco is less than an hour away and offers a complete change of scenery, for a stroll or a good meal after discovering the corniches. The most difficult choice is not what you like best on the menu, but which corniche to take from Nice to Monaco. After giving it a lot of thought, it is impossible for us to decide, so we recommend all three, even if it means an extra round trip...

2nd day - Stage 20 : From Nice to the Col de la Couillole  and Embrun - Alpine elegance -


Nice Col de la Couillole -

Nice La Couillole - Tour de France

Quick rundown:

Embark on a 133km journey through the French Alps, from Nice to the Col de la Couillole, via the Col de Braus, the Col de Turini and the Col de la Colmiane. This emblematic stage 20 route is a favorite among two-wheeled enthusiasts, with its exhilarating curves and picture-postcard scenery. The Col de la Couillole and its summit at 1678m will bring this stage of the Tour de France to a beautiful close in an idyllic setting. Your stage can be extended by the magnificent Col de la Cayolle and then a descent to Barcelonnette along the Uvernet-Fours road.

This last section of the route is certainly one of the most beautiful, as you take the road up to Le Sauze-Le-Lac to reach the resort of Embrun with beautiful images in your mind.

Our advice:

As bikers and cyclists from all over the world will tell you, the Col de Braus and the Col de Turini are a must when visiting Nice. For many, they're reason enough to come back every year! We can also envisage finishing this stage at a restaurant in Isola 2000 to relax before tomorrow's stage.

Want to see more on the road ahead? Watch:  The trace of the stage in video - click!

2nd part - Col de la Couillole to Embrun

The finish of this cycling stage is not yours.... 140 kms to reach Embrun with Col de la Cayolle and scenic roads along the Lake of Serre Ponçon in direction to Savignes-le-Lac. 

Itinéraire part 2 

Col de la Couillole to Embrun - Alpines route

Our security suggestion: this full day with about 300kms in total, only on mountains roads require focus and energy, a lot in according your experience. Security first! You know your limit, do not push it and stay in Barcelonette if you feel it is enough. You can ride the rest of the route to Embrun the day after. 

3rd day: Stage 19 : From Embrun to Isola 2000 - Mountain majesty


Embrun to Isola 2000

Quick rundown:

Set out to conquer stage 19 between Embrum and Isola 2000. Winding mountain roads and spectacular views are the order of the day on this 145km route. First of all, the Col de Vars, guaranteed to put a smile on your face the whole way, then the majestic Col de la Bonnette, summit of the Tour and highest asphalt road in France, culminating at over 2800m altitude.

Once you have reached St Etienne de Tinée, you can decide to follow the pros' route all the way to the end, by heading for Isola 2000, a ski resort in winter, but also a popular summer vacation destination. Here you will find a relaxing setting and a host of activities. You can also choose to come back down to Nice in less than 2 hours and tell us all about your adventure when you return your ride.

Our advice:

The Col de la Bonette is a must-do for all motorcycle and bike enthusiasts. The roads are pleasant and of good quality, and the scenery is among the most breathtaking in Europe.

 Bonus: From the Southern Alps to Tuscany - A cross-border odyssey

Tuscany Tour

Quick rundown:

For bikers who want to keep the adventure going, rent your machine for longer and set off to discover Italy. Ride along the mythical roads that link these two countries, discovering a tapestry of varied landscapes, from the Côte d'Azur to the rolling hills of Tuscany. The Grand Depart of this 111th edition of the Tour will take place in Florence, Italy. You can reach it from Nice via Turin, Bologna, Rimini...

From Isola 2000, the Lombarde pass will take you down into Piedmont... the adventure continues!

Our advice:

Explore the historic cities of Florence and Bologna on two wheels, immersing yourself in the rich history, art and cuisine these regions have to offer. Bologna's historic center, lined with arcades, is home to the Università di Bologna, founded in 1088 and considered the oldest in the Western world. We recommend a return trip via the Cinque Terre, then Genoa, to make sure you don't miss out on all that Italy has to offer.

In conclusion:

Your Tour de France 2024 adventure begins with the roar of our motorcycles. The 2024 route offers many possibilities, to be adjusted to your convenience. All you have to do is choose your dates! Do not hesitate to ask us for advice when you pick up your bike – we are always happy to share local tips or routes we have already ridden.

From Nice airport, your machine will take you wherever you want to go, with absolute pleasure. Make your journey as memorable as your destination. Let the road guide you and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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On the practical and safety front, here is some useful information to help you prepare for your trip:

  • This route is for bikers with experience of winding mountain roads.


  • Preferable from mid-June to mid-September. As everywhere in the mountains, weather and conditions can change very quickly. Take a look at the forecast :



  • Roads and passes may be closed due to roadworks




Contact us now to book your trip on the machine that makes you tick.

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