Welcome to the InsideRide guide to the Col d'Èze (from Nice) augmented route on Rouvy. Please read on to see details and photographs on the route, route profiles, and our own ride data on this route.
The Col d'Èze is formerly the final stage of the Paris-Nice stage race, and is often used as a final time trial stage.
The Col d'Èze (from Nice) route on Rouvy begins on the edge of Nice in Nice Est. The route climbs from the off, contouring first around Mont Gros, passing below Mont Leuze and turning inland to finis below Mont Bastide.
The route consists of two main climbs, the first climbing up from Nice to Mont Gros, where a short plateau arrives. Once Mont Gros is behind the route climbs again, slowly at first and steepening as it passes Mont Leuze on to the Col. The route plateaus again before a brief final climb up to the finish.
The scenery arrives in three waves. The climb out of Nice is characterised by traditional French rural architecture. The climb to the Col d'Èze is dominated by the views over Cap Roux and out to sea. The final stage is one of green wooded hills.
Again, and it probably will not outlive the ŠKODA - We Love Cycling Challenge on Rouvy, but an amazing, sparkly, silver Skoda has been parked up alongside the checkpoint barriers on route.
Being a Rouvy Augmented Route the video quality is excellent throughout. The weather is good, but unlike some AR routes this does not suffer from too much bleaching of the sky.