Isola, land of bikes
If you are a cycling enthusiast looking for new challenges and stunning scenery, Isola 2000 was the venue for the Tour de France in 2008 and the Giro in 2016. With 160km of roads winding through the Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes de Hautes Provence, you’ll have the chance to discover two countries – France and Italy – as well as three iconic passes, each offering breathtaking views.
The Col de Larche, at an altitude of 1991m, links Italy and France and is home to a memorial dedicated to the legendary Fausto Coppi. The Cime de la Bonette, meanwhile, rises to 2802 m and is the highest road route in Europe. Finally, the Col de la Lombarde at 2350 m, regularly used by the Tour de France and the Giro, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
But cycling in Isola 2000 is not just about the iconic passes. Take advantage of the proximity of the Côte d’Azur to explore the mythical roads of the Grande Corniche and the Moyenne Corniche, or the magnificent hills of the Nice hinterland, such as the Col de Vence or the Baou de Saint Jeannet. You can even discover beautiful forays into the Var.
Sea, mountains, hills, we are at your disposal to provide you with tour ideas according to your condition, your desires and your sensibilities.
So, if you are ready to take on new cycling challenges and discover exceptional landscapes, join us at Isola 2000. We’ll be delighted to welcome you and help you enjoy an unforgettable cycling experience.
They have decided to come and ride home!
For the third consecutive year, the ARKEA SAMSIC cycling team, led by climbers Warren BARGUIL, French champion in 2019, best climber in the Tour de France in 2017, and second in the Grand Prix de la Montagne Tour 2018, and Colombian Naïro QUINTANA, 3 podium finishes in the general classification of the 2019 Tour de France, 3 stage victories, winner of the 2014 Giro and 2016 Vuelta. The team is coming to Isola 2000 as part of its specific mountain preparation for the 2020 Tour de France. This year again, the resort is proud and happy to welcome them