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Grand-Hôtel Offsite

CYCLING IS THE NEW GOLF

Welcome to Four Seasons Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat Offsite—the new corporate meeting mixing passion, business, and community. Step away from your traditional activities and enjoy some memorable experiences with brilliant peers pedaling along the Mediterranean. Lycra is not required and these rides are for all fitness and skill levels and are wickedly delightful experiences to enjoy while building relationships and talking some business. Grand-Hôtel offers a Fun, Healthy and Environmentally Friendly day in collaboration with Vélo Monaco.
All proposals works also great as couple or group adventure for your guests staying at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

Vélo Monaco has built a reputation for providing some of the best private and corporate cycling events available.

Our primary goal is to encourage people onto their bikes to get healthy, and in doing so also create a greener environment to do it in.

Here is different proposals to create a unique and unforgettable Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat Adventure.

Cycling is the new Golf and many of your guests loves to be encourage to do some sporty activity

Great for Health and Fitness

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike”
– John F Kennedy

Vélo Monaco welcome your guests with a full service crew.

About us:
Gustav Larsson: Olympic & World Championship silver medalist & Stage winner at Giro d’Italia & Paris-Nice and record breaking 7 x SWE National Time Trial champion. Multiply participations in the Tour de France and over 15 years as a pro athlete.

Together with Veronica Larsson founder of Vélo Monaco and professional cyclist until 2012.

Very welcoming for guests to cycle with pro riders and to listen to some behind the scene Olympic and Tour de France stories.

For more information about us, click here.

We both speak various of languages: all Nordic languages, English, Italian, French, German. Understands good: Spanish, Dutch and Flemish.

On the rides we can add all kind of support like, following car with refreshments, Professional Photographer/Film and Rental bikes (including electric bike options) for your guests that doesn’t bring their own bike. And Limousine service or Helicopter option.

We are happy to create a personalised Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat cycling jersey to each participants of the ride. This is a great value as your guests will use them muliply times afterwards and it is a great awareness for Grand-Hôtel

Grand-Hôtel Offsite 1

Sightseeing Tour – The beauty of Nice.
An idyllic retreat with Nice Ville and part of the beautiful Promenade des Anglais. Very suitable for beginners

Grand-Hôtel du Cap Ferrat to the promenade des Anglais in Nice and back, the cycling distance is 30 km. Here is the route and profile of the ride.

Todays ride:

  • Enjoy the scenic road from Cap-Ferrat to Nice.
  • Stop at Mont Boron to enjoy the view over Cap-Ferrat and to take photos
  • Stop at I Love Nice sign at Nice port to take photos
  • Enjoy the amazing Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya
  • Cycling the Promenade des Anglais
  • Passing Villa Nellcôte, The Rolling Stones villa where Exile on Main St. took place in its basement.

We meet up Grand-Hôtel du Cap Ferrat and our guides will have rental bikes and all necessary equipment with them. We set up the bikes for each participants together with a short briefing about todays ride. For the beginners we also include how to ride in a group and all necessary to know about the bikes. Obligation to wear helmet on our rides, we provide rental helmets.

Details about the ride:

Start at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat and cycle all together towards Nice. Just before entering Nice we will turn up right towards Mont Boron Park. We enjoy a very gentle climbing for ca 500 m and on the top we stop and admire the coastal views of Villefranche sur Mer and Cap-Ferrat.

From here we continue the ride in the park and very soon descending towards Nice. At Nice port we enter the bikepath and also very soon arrive at the iconic I Love Nice sign. Here we stop to take some nice photos and just breath in the amazing view of Nice and the Mediterranean sea.

In less then 1 km we will have our next stop, at the flower and fruit/vegetable market at Nice Ville. The idyllic Fleurs Cours Saleya. Our guides will take care of the bikes so the guests can just stroll around and enjoy the market.

When the guests are fulfilles with the market we jump on the bikes for our last stop before turning the wheels back towards Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat. We will cycle the beautiful Promenade des Anglais to Hotel Le Negresco for some refreshing light snack.

Now we just have the last km along the coast to Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, to fulfill today’s adventure.

It is scheduled a total time between 3 to 5 hours (including stop). The time depends on how long the guests wants to stop on each place. This adventure is suitable for mountain bike or road ride and we can mix the groups with electric or non electric. Or if it is just a couple, they can ride on different type of bikes. And for more experience riders that still want to enjoy some sightseeing we can easily add more km on the adventure. Very easy adventure to tailor-made after the requests.

Price from 200 € pp*

* Price includes rentalbike, rental helmet, water, sportdrink, bars, gels during the ride, Vélo Monaco guide.

Not included in the starting price is any food or beverages on the stops

Grand-Hôtel Offsite 2

Bienvenue sur la Côte d'Azur - The Charming Medieval Village of Eze. Here we add some altitude meters, but still a very comfortable ride to Eze Village the small medieval village, famous for its beauty and charm. In Eze Village the guests will have a gastronomic lunch at either Château Eza or La Cèvre d'Or

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat to picturesque Èze village for lunch and some sightseeing and then cycle back to Grand-Hôtel, the cycling distance is 40 km. Here is the route and profile of the ride.

We meet up Grand-Hôtel du Cap Ferrat and our guides will have rental bikes and all necessary equipment with them. We set up the bikes for each participants together with a short briefing about todays ride. For the beginners we also include how to ride in a group and all necessary to know about the bikes. Obligation to wear helmet on our rides, we provide rental helmets.

Details about the ride:

Start at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat and cycle all together towards Nice. Just before entering Nice we will turn up right towards Mont Boron Park. We enjoy a very gentle climbing for ca 500 m and on the top we stop and admire the coastal views of Villefranche sur Mer and Cap-Ferrat.

From here we continue the ride in the park and very soon approaching the Moyenne Corniche. Here we have a flat section before we start a comfortable climb up to the Grand Corniche. Here everyone find their own pace and we will regroup again where we enter the Grand Corniche. Our following car will wait here with some refreshments. We will not stop to long here, just refill with water and sportdrinks.

From here the climb will continue a little bit and we will all be rewarded with a magic view over the Mediterranean sea and Cap Ferrat. It will make the uphill so much easier.

After some beautiful km on the bikes on the Grand Corniche, we will turn down right towards Eze Village. In Eze Village our guides take cares of the bikes and everyone can enjoy the beauty of the picturesque Eze Village. The guests can also change for some dry clothes here.

If the guests wants that we join the lunch, normally very appreciated is when Gustav Larsson talks about his career and how it is to be a rider in the Tour de France leading Team. Last time the start of Tour de France was in Monaco, Gustav was top 10 and his team mate Fabian Cancellara hold the leading jersey. Tour de France is named as the World’s Greatest Sporting Event

When the guests feel satisfied with the lunch, we get back to the bikes and enjoy the last km back to Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat. Note that mostly km are downhill so a very gentle ride back.

It is scheduled a total time between 4 to 5 hours (including lunch stop). The time depends on how long the guests stop in Eze Village. This adventure is suitable for road ride or mountain bike and we can mix the groups with electric or non electric. Or if it is just a couple, they can ride on different type of bikes. And for more experience riders that still want to enjoy some sightseeing we can easily add more km on the adventure. Very easy adventure to tailor-made after the requests.

 

Price from 400 € pp

* Price includes  rentalbikes, rental helmet, water, sportdrink, bars, gels during the ride, Vélo Monaco guides and support car behind the riders. Welcome drink & lunch/beverages at the lunch stop 

Not included in the starting price is the professional photographer capturing the event.

Grand-Hôtel Offsite 3

Nature Retreat – Unwind with mother nature
Far from internet connection and daily stress. The optimal Team building adventure and for all fitness levels

Monacair Limousine service welcomes your guest at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat and drives them to the helipad in Monaco. There Vélo Monaco will welcome the group with all necessary equipment for the ride. Like backpack, gloves, helmets, water etc. The private helicopter will fly them to Col de Turini, where our mountainbike guide for the day and the electric enduro mountainbikes are waiting for the group.

Before the start our Guide will set up the bikes for each participants together with a short briefing about todays ride. For the beginners we also include how to ride a mountainbike and all necessary to know about the bikes. Obligation to wear helmet on our rides, we provide rental helmets.

Details about the ride:

Today we enjoy the amazing nature on the French Riviera and we do it together with electric enduro mountainbikes. It is a full suspension mountainbike that is best fitted for todays terrain. From Col de Turini we ride the mountainbikes all the way back to La Turbie which is just above Monaco. In La Turbie our Limousine vans are waiting for the guests to drive them back to Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat. Cycling time including the lunch is around 5 hours

On the ride we stop for a picnic in the countryside. This ride suits first-time mountain bike riders, or if anyone is up for a more challenge ride, we happy introduce some more difficult (hairy) trails

Price from 700 € pp*

* Price includes rentalbike, rental helmet, water, sportdrink, bars, gels during the ride, Vélo Monaco guide, helicopter, limousin service to helipad and from La Turbie, Picnic on the ride

Not included in the starting price is the professional photographer capturing the event.

This article explain very well what I mean with Cycling is the new Golf. I did join the rides mentioned in the article together with Adobe during Cannes Lion 2018

The Wall Street Journal

PUBLISHED MAY 19, 2018

Cycling is the new golf - Vélo Monaco