About Mountain Biking in Saint-Tropez
For information on individual itineraries and bike parks, see our mountain biking routes.
From dusty trails, rocky paths, the red cliff of the Esterel and the pine forests that line the coast you will have plenty of terrain and scenery to enjoy. You will find that in the Alpes-Maritimes there are several world class bike parks where the trails are designed and maintained for you to enjoy, some with lift access. And along the coast you can share the walking trails with hikers or head to the FFC (French Cycling Federation) waymarked and graded bike specific trails that adorn the coastal green spaces.
The 'backcountry' of the French Riviera is barely more than a kilometre inland from Saint-Tropez and here you will find yourself in a different world. Have a chat with the locals and you'll discover that the area is also a giant, outdoor playground in the surrounding hills and forests.
Since 1984, Fréjus has played host every October to the Roc D’Azur, the largest European mountain biking event, and it was partly due to its success that mountain biking established its foothold in France, back in the early 1980s. Only 15 people showed up to that first race and today many of the trails they used are no longer open to riders. However, some of that network still exists and more importantly, with the healthy community of riders who live here all year round, there are plenty of new trails. 32 years later, there were more than 20 000 participants, amateurs and professionals alike, proving the popularity of the sport in the Saint-Tropez area.