The most beautiful spots of the 20k race
Feet in the water
From the Santé harbour protecting the pointus - traditional fishermen's boats - the route follows the path of the beaches. The Vauban fortifications all around the bay of Villefranche are there to remind us that these peaceful places have seen men fight. The coastline of the French Riviera offers beautiful itineraries along the sea with luxurious villas built in the Roaring Twenties and surrounded by parks with lush and exotic vegetation. Among them, Villa Nellcote, where the Rolling Stones recorder their album Exile on Main St".
Between flowers and trees
After passing the 3 harbors of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu sur mer where luxurious yachts lounge while waiting for their owners, you will be amazed by the colors of the flowers and trees as you climb la Petite Afrique and reach the slopes of the ancient Olivula, where the first inhabitants of the city of Villa Franca were located. Take the time to admire the plateau de St. Michael, surrounded by olive trees witnessing the past and the present and don't forget to enjoy the scent of the native vegetation.
Nissa la bella
The descent leading to the capital of the Metropolis, finish line of the epic 100 Km race, leads to the Mont Alban square fort. The coastal trail offers an amazing view over the baie des Anges and through the maritime pines. After crossing the Lympia harbor - colored by the "pointus", traditional fishermen's boats - you will at last reach the finish line of the Promenade des Anglais. but before reaching the finish, this 20 k race requires a last effort: a quick tour of the old town of Nice, the castle hill, its waterfall and the Bellanda tower, sentinel of the Baie des Anges.