Cycling In The Var
The Var is part of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region in south eastern France, famous for its Mediterranean seaside resorts contrasting with its hilltop villages, vineyards and forests. It is also part of the French Riviera, known the world over for its glamour and beauty.
Boasting some 400km of Mediterranean shoreline, with contrasting sandy beaches and wild cliffs, the Var is renowned for its beach resorts such as Saint Tropez, Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus and Hyères. Taking advantage of the charm, climate and wonderful scenery, the department of the Var is developing a coastal cycle path, 'le littoral Vazois en Velo', along largely dedicated non-motorised routes.
Moving inland, the interior of the Var influenced by the sunny climate, is an agricultural mecca, and is the largest producer of cut flowers, provides 80% of French figs, a quarter of French olives and is a world leader in rose wine. The gentle hills and valleys make this an incredible experience to explore by bike.
Finally, the Upper Var with its old villages perched on forested mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls, with the stunning Gorges du Verdon as its showpiece, means the Var provides something for all cyclists.
We offer bike hire right across the Var region, delivering bikes direct to your holiday or rental accommodation free of charge, meaning hassle free bike hire for your holiday in the Var. For more information or to check availabilty please don't hesitate to contact us
EuroVelo Route - Var
The EuroVelo network consists of 14 cycling routes stretching 70,000 km across Europe. EuroVelo 8, or the Mediterranean Route, passes across the Var. The entire route is nearly 6000 km long and connects Southern Spain via 9 other countries to Greece and even the island of Cyprus.
Although called the Mediterranean route, it heads inland through the Var, from Barjols across to Draguinan, before heading back down to the coast, taking advantage of the stunning villages and back roads of Provence.
For further information visit Veloroute de la Mediterranee.
How To Use This Guide
We aim to provide a guide to each of the routes described below, however, as there are so many great routes this may take some time.
You can check out the routes close to where you are holidaying on the map below. By clicking on the location you are interested in you can see more information such as difficulty levels, route length and areas passed through.
For detailed information on each route please click on the route name in the list below. The link will either take you to our English language guide and detailed map or, if we haven’t created a guide yet, to information in French. Please keep checking back as we aim to cover all routes as soon as possible!
View Var Cycle Routes in a larger map