Are you staying in Nice and a sportsperson at heart ? Would you like to know where to workout in Nice during your stay ? Look no further, you are in the right place ! Here are the 5 best spots to practice your favorite sports activity. Nice, a big sports city, is a huge playground for athletes. With its landscape mixing sea and mountains, a wide range of sports activities is offered to you.
Enjoy the ideal location of the Hotel Locarno Nice, just a 5-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais, for exercising in Nice. Start your day with a delicious breakfast on our sunny terrace to get stronger. Then explore the city while enjoying your favourite sport activity.
Breakfast on the Hotel Locarno Nice terrace - Where playing sports in Nice - Credit Summer Hotels
Whether you are a fan of running, cycling, hiking, walking, fitness or swimming, your happiness lies in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera.
The 5 best spots to play sports in Nice
Promenade des Anglais
Located a 5-minute walk from your hotel, the Promenade des Anglais is perfect for running. Put your sneakers and your cap on, grab a bottle of water and start your running session along the 7 km of this iconic promenade. It is THE favorite place of Nice locals who want to do their sport : walking, running, cycling, boxing, cross-training... The advantage is that you enjoy a really nice and beautiful setting (sea wind and turquoise sea view) while exercising. In addition, as soon as your session is over, you can go and freshen up in the water, located just opposite. Not bad, right ?
Tip : for early risers, we advise you to go running or biking (bike paths available) on the Promenade des Anglais in the early morning to admire the sunrise on the Mediterranean Sea. Heart throb guaranteed !
Biking on the Promenade des Anglais- Where playing sports in Nice - Credit Summer Hotels
- Jardin Albert 1er
Located 20 minutes walk from your 3-star hotel, Jardin Albert 1er is one of the oldest public gardens in Nice. Its location is ideal because it is in the heart of Nice, near the Place Massena and the Promenade des Anglais. This park of 3 hectares, rich in nature, is perfect if you want to play sports in the shade. There you can join your friends to do a fitness or dance session for example. It is very pleasant in summer when the sun hits hard.
- Promenade du Paillon
The Promenade du Paillon, a 20-minute walk from the hotel, stretches from the Nice national theatre to the sea. Like the Jardin Albert 1er, it is a place full of nature that awaits you in the heart of Nice. The opportunity for you to visit Nice while spending your time during your cross-training session. There, you can also admire the flora of the 5 continents. Take the time to rest and go to the large water mirror with its giant mists to refresh yourself.
Large water mirror on the Promenade du Paillon - Where playing sports in Nice ? - Credit Summer Hotels
- Parc Street Workout Vernier
This street workout park is located in the Vernier district (a 25-minute walk from the Hotel Locarno Nice). This space is provided with an abdominal bench, pull bars and parallel bars. The opportunity to indulge in strength training for free and in the open air to tone you up before summer. Really nice, isn’t it ?
- Parc Estienne d’Orves
This 15-hectare departmental natural park is located a 30-minute walk from your favorite hotel : Le Locarno Nice. There a beautiful olive grove and beautiful sea views await you. It is the ideal place for running, cycling or walking. You will love this very pleasant setting to do sports, alone or with others.
The sporting events in Nice
The city of Nice is punctuated by various sporting events throughout the year, including :
- The 10 km Nice Prom’Classic : in January
- The Paris-Nice bike race : in March
- The Nice International Half Marathon : April/May
- The Ironman: in June
- The European Boules : in July
- The Nice-Cannes Marathon : in October
There are many ideas for sporting activities in Nice. It is a city that is conducive to sport. It does everything in its power to encourage this practice. Sports enthusiasts are, in general, won over by the various sports facilities and the idyllic seaside setting of the beautiful city of Nice. We bet that it will become, for sure, your favorite sports destination !