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Running the Côte d’Azur

Story by Greg Annandale June 18th, 2016

I had the pleasure of living and working in the area back in 2012 and whilst there I met Levi (pronounced ‘Lev-ee’); personal trainer, cyclist, trail and ultra runner. A couple of years on, I made it back over for a week’s visit and he kindly agreed to help me put together a short visual tour of the magnificent running opportunities in the region.

Nice Airport, surely one of the best in terms of placement and the views on approach and take off!

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Scrambling high above the Med in the Massif de l‘Esterel.

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Clifftop villages are one of the many delights of the region.

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Back on the red rocks of l’Esterel.

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Sunset from Mt Chauve, perched just above Nice.

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Stunning views over Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Èze from the tracks up at La Revère.

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Èze Village; the “Eagle’s Nest”.

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Threading through ruins in the hills to the north, away from the coast.

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Refuelling & limbering up (for a 21% avg climb).

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Brutal inclines in the heat

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Thanks Levi!

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Footnote: Shot with Nikon D800, DJI Phantom 3 and Panasonic GX7. All photos copyright Greg Annandale.
Côte d'Azur, France