My folks were going to Antibes for the day so I decided to ride out and hitch a lift back. It was a 73km ride with a somewhat surprising 2500 feet of climbing.
It was a beautiful day yesterday. Little wind (most of which was a tail) and being Sunday the roads were light in traffic and plenty of cyclists.
The terrain was varied, ranging from wide & flat marshy areas right to sea-side hills towering close to 1000 feet.
Every town had a quaint little harbor. Despite this region being popular with tourists, many of these smaller towns were still working as they were for the past decades.
Where there wasn’t a harbor, or expensive real estate, there were pristine beaches.
Being Sunday, several towns had their market in full swing. This one was several kilometers long!
The closer to Cannes, the lumpier the terrain became. This picture didn’t do the redness of the rock justice.
Amazing view with the snow-capped Alpes in the distance.
Once in the outskirts of Cannes, the main road along the beach was closed to traffic. It was packed with runners, families, roller blader’s, and cyclists.
Some of the amazing beaches around Cannes, this is looking back South-West at the terrain I just rode.
Cannes was certainly busier than my previous trip in January.
Shortly after Cannes I arrived in Antibes. I was surprised just how nice it was. Smaller and a little less glitzier than Cannes, there was no shortage of views and history.
Another market in the heart of Antibes.
Beautiful wall lining town. Makes you wonder if it was ever put in use to keep the baddies away…