Day 5, Cannes and Antibes
On our last riding day we went to Cannes and Antibes, two of the most famous tourist destinations of the French Riviera. Despite the hot weather it was another pleasant day!
Goodbye everybody, have a safe trip back home and see you hopefully again!
Our scooters parked in Cannes
A spot of the "Croisette", the famous Cannes promenade
Day 4, the Verdon Canyon
The Verdon Gorge, that could be considered the "Grand Canyon" of Europe, has been waiting for us since the beginning of this tour and now, on our fourth day, we are finally ready for the longest ride! What a wonderful ride from Vence to Castellane, perfect asphalt and smooth curves, a paradise for our scooters! Riding along the canyon was then a little scary, but so impressive!
The canyon view from the "point sublime"
Le Point Sublime
Day 3, Monaco
Some dark clouds and rain in the morning... but this time we did not give up and we finally rode to Monaco! During the ride, the clouds slowly disappeared and finally the sun came out. This very small country is very well-known as a tax haven as well as a "vip" tourist destination, and the famous Monte-Carlo F1 car race is the most important event of the year. On the way there we stopped in the centre of Nice with its picturesque market and it was not very easy to find a parking place for all our scooters! Very twisty backroads took us back to the hotel, so we could avoid the rush hour traffic on the coast... and a couple of bottles of sparkling wine were waiting for us to wish happy birthday to Karine!
The market of Nice
Guess why it is called "Cote d'Azur"
How to ruin a nice "selfie"
In front of the Oceanographic museum of Monaco
The tomb of princess Grace Kelly in Monaco
View of Monte-Carlo
The nice village of Eze
Happy birthday Karine!!!
Day 2, Grasse
Today we were supposed to go to Monaco, but a lot of rain in the morning "suggested" us to leave a little bit later and do the shorter route to Grasse, the "Capital of Perfumes", where after a coffee and a walk in the centre, we could visit the famous Fragonard perfumes museum and factory. Grasse has had a prospering perfume industry since the end of the 18th century and many "noses" are trained or have spent time here to distinguish over 2,000 kinds of scent. But the riding was not over: since the weather had become finally very sunny, in the afternoon we took a longer route to see the coast before going back to the hotel!
Emily and Jon
Patisserie in Grasse... also here a very nice smell!
Walking in Grasse
Local band near the Cathedral
View from Grasse
Inside the Fragonard museum of perfumes
Marisa and Jim
Of course there is also a shop inside the Fragonard factory!
French cats like scooters!
Vera, Carl and Ryan
view of Grasse
Karine, Prashant and Sujata in Cabris
Angie and Rod
The coast near Cagnes sur Mer
Are you tired, guys?
Vence in the evening, the square becomes a restaurant...
Day 1, Gourdon
Welcome to the French Riviera, where another wonderful Scooter Tour is about to begin! We will explore this beautiful spot of Europe where many famous (and rich) people chose to live... and it's easy to understand why!
On our first riding day we took it "easy", in order to get used to the scooters. We left Vence and, after many nice curves in the "Gorges du Loup" we reached Gourdon, a nice little village overlooking the valley. Riding through the mountains we arrived in Greolieres, where we stopped for lunch before heading back to Vence. Dinner in a beautiful 500-year-old cellar was the good end of a very nice day!
First picture stop overlooking the "Gorges du Loup"
Prashant and Sujata
Rod and Angie
Robert, Ryan and Vera
nice spot of Gourdon
Our scooters parked in Greolieres
The joungest ones...
Lunch in Greolieres
Marisa and Sterling
Riding back to Vence