Home to the rich and famous, the French Riviera is steadily becoming a running hot-spot too with its annual marathon drawing in over 10,000 competitors. This year's race, organised for Sunday 10 November, is expected to attract a strong contingent of European runners, with the event boasting some stunning backdrops and 60,000 spectators.
Covering the 'Promenade des Anglais' in Nice and 'La Croisette' of Cannes, participants spend the majority of the 26.2 miles along the coast of the Mediterranean. With average temperatures of 14c, conditions are ideal for a running holiday that is sure to be an enriching experience.
For those interested in taking part, Sports Tours International has teamed up with race organisers to offer VIP packages which include accommodation at the world famous 5 star Hotel Carlton, located on finish line of the French Riviera Marathon in the heart of Cannes, on a bed and breakfast basis. A two night stay for two people is priced at £269, or £349 for 3 nights.
The package also includes, race number in your room on arrival, a coaching session, a pasta party at the Hotel Carlton, lunch time buffet on the Sunday and transfers to the marathon start line in Nice.
For more information, visit the Sports Tours International website.