Sports and nature activities

Nice Côte d’Azur is a wonderful playground for all lovers of sport and nature activities. With its infinite wealth, this territory offers a range of activities in all seasons. Between the sea and the mountains, all desires are satisfied here!

Sea side

Scuba diving, sailing, snorkeling, paddling, kayaking, rowing, water skiing, pedal boats, windsurfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, flyboarding…

Those who love the charms of the coastal area can take a trip out to sea. With the vegetation plunging into the sea and the villas, each one more beautiful than the next, as a backdrop. Others will go whale watching. The small creeks with their clear waters certainly make you want to dive in for more than a long look…

Depending on the season, whether you are a sportsman or not, your clients’ only desire will be to swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean! The Big Blue is indeed irresistible! The temptation is also great to simply lie down on your towel and listen to the relaxing sound of the gentle waves washing up on the beach…


Mountain side

Downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, giant Tyrolean traverse, horse riding, cycling, via Ferrata, canyoning, climbing, boot camp, forest walks with sled dogs…

Do your guests prefer to go hiking? If so, they will be able to discover the emerald-coloured lakes or the wild flora and fauna at a higher altitude. Do they want to ski or do any other winter sport? Seven resorts are available in the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area. The most remarkable sites in the hinterland of Nice are within a radius of 100 km from the centre of Nice. Your clients will appreciate the many facets of this land of contrasts.

For cycling enthusiasts, the “Auron-Nice Electrically Assisted Mountain Bike Itinerary” crosses 16 communes over 261 kilometres, in 7 stages, an average of 40 kms/day. It includes a passage over the Bonette, the highest road pass in Europe, and arrival on the Promenade des Anglais! This itinerary thus makes it possible to join the highest peaks of the Mercantour to the shores of the Côte d’Azur!

Nice Côte d’Azur allows everyone to go from dream to reality…

Land of major sporting events

In the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area, sport has a prominent place in the year’s calendar of events.

Nice Côte d’Azur’s sporting dynamism is highlighted by the hosting of major competitions in many disciplines. For example, Nice Côte d’Azur hosted the Euro Masters Games in 2015, the Euro Football in 2016, the Euro Women’s Handball in 2018, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the IronMan 70.3 World Championship and the AIDA Apnea World Championship in 2019, the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2021

Nice has also hosted the semi-finals of the Rugby Top 14 and, 4 Rugby World Cup France 2023 matches as well as the men’s Ironman World Championships!
In 2024, Nice will host the finish of the Tour de France, as well as the football competitions of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the women’s version of the French Ironman Championships!

In addition, there are many sporting events throughout the year. For example, the finish of the Paris-Nice cycling race, the finish of the Tour de France à la Voile, the IronMan and IronMan 70.3, the Nice International Half-Marathon, the Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes Marathon, the XCO Mountain Bike World Cup, the Andros Trophy, the Hopman Cup, the Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB®… and many others.

Do not hesitate to contact the activity providers in the region. They will supervise your clients to enable them to enjoy a unique experience, in complete safety! (see our address book).