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Old 06-06-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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Traveling to Southern France, in the region of Cannes. Does anyone know where to find some nice off-road tracks or scenic routes I shouldn't miss ?
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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Thumb Chamonix to Nice off road

myself and a couple of friends are planning the same sort of thing, chamonix to nice area, looking to do most of it off road, The Grand Route Des Alps runs that way but its a road, there are al ot of "GR" foot paths all round the alps.
Try getting hold of an "institut geographique national" french OS map. (itineraires de grande randonnee en france) shows all foot paths in france. as for off road trails im still looking..
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:12 AM   #3
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Traveling to Southern France, in the region of Cannes. Does anyone know where to find some nice off-road tracks or scenic routes I shouldn't miss ?
Simply put: forget "off road" in that area, it isn't legal to ride off the road. Even most gravel roads there are mostly forbidden for motor traffic, many of them explicitly for motorcycles (using a sign that even a non-french-speaking person cannot misunderstand ) The reason is simply that too many idiots have misused public roads as racetracks and carefully maintained mountain tracks as motocross terrain.

As for the scenic routes, it's easy: get the Michelin maps 1:200k and enjoy. For a preview: http://www.viamichelin.com/ ... you won't miss "offroad" at all ...
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. In the mean time, I also found some great GPS tracks on the UKGS site (80 virées à moto).
See this link...http://www.ukgser.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=233
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:37 AM   #5
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On the Italian French border around 'Tende' there are pleasant tracks with the abandoned forts to sleep in.

It's true that because of idiots the law is enforced more now, but IMO, if you're legal and riding cool np.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:10 AM   #6
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anything marked as a "GR" is forbiden to motor vehicles.

Any sign mentioning "forbidden for motorcycles and/or ATVs" are not legal.
just ignore these signs.

it's either forbidden to all motor vehicles or allowed for all.

good resource : http://enduro-aventures.over-blog.co...n-6104548.html

it's in french, sorry ... if you need a chapter translated, just say so :)
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:29 PM   #7
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Alpes Maritimes

All of the summer months in the south are particularly policed by helicopter and Force 06 (forestry commision Alpes maritimes) and municipal police have got xt's too so if your going to take on some trails down this way do it in winter and take it easy...
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:49 AM   #8
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There are very few legal gravel roads in the French Alps.
The 2 best known are the "Parpaillon tunnel" road and the Tende pass old road over the modern tunnel.

Parpaillon
https://goo.gl/maps/KAT4I




Tende pass:
https://goo.gl/maps/WAzDy

https://goo.gl/maps/FcJCa

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Old 05-04-2015, 11:20 PM   #9
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Once you are in Southern France, take a ferry to Corsica from Nice to Bastia. It only takes 6 hours and a return ticket costs 100€ for a bike and one person.
At Corsica there are loads of offroad roads where nobody will chase you (or find you, if you get lost). Just came from there yesterday. It really is a motorcyclists heaven
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:45 AM   #10
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Corsica is heaven ... on road or offroad :)

you need to at least spend 1 week there.

also, don't go between june and september ;) ... too much tourists :(
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:22 AM   #11
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June and September are ok. But don't go there in July or August.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:42 AM   #12
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June and September are ok. But don't go there in July or August.
I live near Cannes and totally agree with the above. It will be too hot too.
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