Cycling in The Var

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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.

Bike Hire Cote d'Azur

The Cote d’Azur, named for its stunning deep azure-blue seas runs from the border with Italy all along the southern coast of France to Toulon. Cycling is a great way to explore the region and many of the coast roads have cycle paths that run alongside them.

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Bike Hire Provence

Provence is made up of six departments in the south-east of France; Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritime, Bouches-du-Rhone, Haute-Alpes, Var and Vaucluse. Being based in the Var we are at the heart of this stunning region and within reach of all that this great area has to offer.

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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!

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Local Var Cycle Routes

The department of the Var is developing a coastal cycle path that covers 20 of the Mediterranean communes known as Le Littoral Vazois en Velo.

The majority of these routes are exclusively for the use of non-motorised users, making this a safe way of discovering the coastal landscape of the Var.

Full details can be found on the Var website.

  Le Littoral Vazois en Velo  
#1 - Six Fours les Plages #2 - La Seyne sur Mer #3 - Toulon Ouest
#4 - Toulon Est #5 - la Garde #6 - le Pradet
#7 - Carqueiranne #8 - Hyeres #9 - la Londe
#10 - Bormes les Mimosas #11 - le Lavandou Ouest #12 - le Lavandou Est
#13 - le Rayol Canadel #14 - Cavalaire Partie 1 #15 - Cavalaire Partie 2
#16 - la Croix Valmer #17 - Gassin #18 - Cogolin
#19 - Grimaud #20 - Sainte Maxime #21 - RoqueBrune sur Argens les Issambres Partie 1
#22 - RoqueBrune sur Argens les Issambres Partie 2 #23 - Frejus - Saint Aygulf #24 - Frejus


Local Var Cycle Routes

  Circuits Esterel Cote D'Azur  
Circuit VTT : Le Rastel d’Agay - 23km
Camp Long
Circuit VTT : Raider Cap Esterel - 6km
col de Belle Barbe
Circuit VTT : Cap Estérel – Col de Belle Barbe - 6km
Le Muy
Circuit VTT : Canton de Palayson - Niveau 3 - 19km
Le Muy
Circuit VTT : Canton de Palayson – Niveau 2 - 12km
Le Muy
Circuit VTT : Canton de Palayson – Niveau 1 - 5km
Circuit VTT : Cross-Country du Défens - 6.6km
Pugets sur Argens
Circuit VTT : De la forêt de la Colle du Rouet au Défens - 23km


  Other Cycle Routes  
La Garde Freinet
Circuit VTT : la Mourre - 11.5km
La Garde Freinet
Circuit VTT : la Nible - 20km
Les Arcs
Panneau Vigne Velo


  Coeur du Var Routes  
La Vigie des Ubacs
Le Thoronet : La Vigie Des Ubacs – 7.4km
La Voie Romaine
Flassans sur Issole : La Voie Romaine – 13.2km
Lac Canetti
Le Cannet des Maures : Lac Canetti – 4km
Le Boid du Defens
Flassans sur Issole : Le Bois du Défens –5.7km
Le Lac Redon
Flassons sur Issole : Le lac Redon – 8
Les Drailles des Escarcets
Le Cannet des Maures : Les Drailles Des Escarcets –14.2km
ND De La Viere
Carnoules : ND De La Viere – 6.8km
Saint Andre
Flassans sur Issole : Saint-André – 16.5km


Cycling Tourist Routes

The Var department has developed a number of Randonnee Cyclotouriste, which are longer cycling routes helping you to discover this beautiful region.

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