A great base for sports and sporting events for you and your team.
The city of Nice, on the French Riviera is a fantastic base for all kinds of sports. Wether participating yourself, or going to watch one of the many top sporting events in and around the city, the warm climate and clear, warm mediterranean sea make Nice an ideal place to hold sporting events or to enjoy the many sporting activities available in the area. Let Villa Hostels help you to organise your trip, with affordable accommodation for you or for your team. Please see our sports teams page for more information!
With cycling, running, swimming, vela and much more, Nice is a great city for sports and sporting events!
Sport events in and around Nice
Voiles D’antibes – Panerai Trophy – Antibes. A celebration of yachting.
Established in 1996, the beginning of the Mediterranean Yachting season is marked by Les Voiles d’Antibes. Beautiful vintage yachts (built before 1950), classic yachts (built before 1976) and traditional yachts, as well as the metric classes (6 MJI, 8MJI and the 12 MJI competitors of the America’s Cup from 1958 to 1987), compete in this friendly regatta. An established part of the great history of International yachting.
Woman’s World Cup Football
The Allianz Riviera, where OGC Nice usually plays in League 1, hosts the Women’s World Cup.
Ultra-Trail Côte D’azure Mercantour
Starting the race a few km North of Nice, the runners will cross incredible terrain as they work their way for up to 130km to the high peaks of the Mercantour Massif. the Ultra Trail Cote d’Azur Mercantour is an incredible test of endurance surrounded by the beauty of the Mercantour national park.
The Free Diving Championship – Villefranche
Le Free Diving Championship is held in June in the lovely town of Villefranche-Sur-Mer. This popular event takes place in the harbour where up to 40 competitors compete to win the title, a fun day out a short distance from Villa Hostels.
The Nice Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of international long-distance triathlons organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).
The 3 stages of the race are made up of a 3.86 km swim, a 180.25 km bicycle ride and a 42.20 km run, raced in that order and without a break. It is considered one of the most difficult one day sporting events in the world.
The historic Iron Man race. Swim in the Mediterranean, bike through the alps, run along the Nice’s historic waterfront.
Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races. The “70.3” refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.
Ironkids: An aquathlon for kids from 8 to 13 years old.
Where to stay in Nice during sports events?
Stay with Villa Hostels and let us help you make your sports stay in Nice simple and great value. The hostel is ideally located in Nice city center with easy access to transport links and great information to help you plan your stay and manage your events.
With our own gym and sauna arrive at your event feeling refreshed and ready to go! Enjoy a full healthy breakfast that we can adapt to your nutritional needs.
For Groups and Teams, check out our Sports teams and athletes page for more information on how to plan your stay and look after your team.