In every season, it’s pleasant to follow the cycling itinerary along the Var coast. Time for a bike ride.

Coastal cycling itinerary

The coastal cycling itinerary between Six-Fours and Saint Raphaël covers a large stretch of the Var coastline and crosses 20 towns and villages, hugging the coast or crossing the land where the Provence railway used to run.

Take this itinerary to discover the diversity of landscapes and the wealth of plant life of this exceptional coastal area.

Cicada Beach in Grimaud © Grimaud Tourisme

From Saint Tropez to Sainte Maxime

The cycling itinerary takes you along much of the coastline in the safety of the protected path. From Saint Tropez to Sainte Maxime, via Grimaud, take the time to cycle the whole length of this itinerary.

© Nico Gomez

At Grimaud

The section of the coastal cycling itinerary crossing the municipality of Grimaud follows protected paths and back roads for approximately 5.5 km.

We recommend you make the trip in February, when the mimosa in full bloom turns this section into an explosion of colour and fragrance.

Need a bicycle? Find bike rentals in Grimaud.

Itinerary brochure

Mimosa during winter season © Grimaud Tourisme

Good to know

Arrival/departure point

After the bridge over the River Giscle between Cogolin and Grimaud, continue for 5.5 km towards Sainte Maxime on the exclusive-right-of-way and shared-right-of-way cycle paths, as far as Guerrevieille beach.

Parking

– Port Grimaud 2 : L’Amarrage and Les Terrasses de Port Grimaud car parks (paid parking from April to September)

– Port Grimaud 1 : Port Grimaud car park (paid parking from April to September)

– Saint Pons : Saint Pons car park opposite La Tarte Tropézienne

– Plages : Gros Pin beach car park, parking spaces along the Moulin and Beauvallon beaches, and Guerrevieille beach car park.

Map of Grimaud

Recommendations

– It is advisable to wear a helmet

– Bicycle lights and horn/bell compulsory

– Ride in single file on the road

– Stop at red lights and stop signs

Above all, the coastal cycling itinerary is intended as a user-friendly facility. It is not meant for excessive speed and users must respect all other users, in the interests of safety.

A few facts

-‘Piste cyclable’: a cycle path with exclusive right-of-way for two- and three-wheelers, meaning that pedestrians and drivers of other vehicles are not allowed to travel or stop on the facility (except police, fire and ambulance vehicles or service vehicles and, on some sections, residents with permits and moped users).

In the absence of a passable pavement or verge, non-motorised users (pedestrians, roller-bladers, people in wheelchairs, etc.) must stay on the left-hand side.

– ‘Voie verte’: cycle path with exclusive right-of-way reserved for non-motorised vehicles and pedestrians (except police, fire and ambulance vehicles or service vehicles and, on some sections, residents with permits and moped users).

When the competent police authorities also allow horses to use the facility, riders are informed by a small ‘M4y’ panel added to the main panel.

– ‘Site partagé’: shared right-of-way for different users, motorised or non-motorised.

© Nico Gomez