Early Departure: On the Road to the Excursion
Early in the morning, we gathered at Café du Cycliste at the Port of Nice, where we began our ride, excited for the adventure that awaited us. Bikes were ready, smiles were abundant, and we were eager to pedal through the magnificent landscapes of Nice. The sun was slowly rising, casting a golden glow on the castle and surrounding vineyards, creating an enchanting atmosphere for our departure.
The Bike Tour: Discovering Picturesque Landscapes
Our 30 km route offered us a varied panorama of the beauty of Nice. From verdant hills to picturesque villages and winding paths, each pedal stroke was a revelation. The moderate elevation gain allowed us to enjoy the ride without feeling too exhausted. We took the time to savor each moment, immortalizing the spectacular landscapes with our cameras and sharing knowing smiles when the challenges of the climbs brought us even closer together.
Encounters and Sharing: United by the Passion for Cycling
On our journey, we encountered other cyclists and locals, all equally welcoming and friendly. Cycling is a mode of transportation that fosters connections, and we made the most of it. Greetings exchanged in different languages, sharing anecdotes about the best bike routes, and mutual encouragement strengthened the sense of camaraderie between our international group and those we met along the way.
Château de Crémat: Wine Stage
After a morning of cycling, we arrived at Château de Crémat for the second part of our day. The majestic and historically rich castle provided the perfect setting for an unforgettable wine tasting. We were warmly welcomed by the château’s team, who guided us through the vineyards and the wine-making process, immersing us in the secrets of creating Crémat’s prestigious wines.
The wine tasting was a sensory experience, where enchanting aromas and delicate flavors delighted our palates. Diana, our non-cyclist companion, was pleasantly surprised to discover the nuances of different grape varieties and to savor these divine nectars in such an enchanting setting.