Do it yourself
With no railway station, Saint-tropez is almost impossible to reach other than by car. The nearest airports are Nice or Marseille – both of which are well worth a stopover.
Cyclist stayed at the Ibis in nearby Congolin, where double or twin rooms start at €80. A posher option would be to stay in Saint-tropez.
There are plenty of bike shops around Saint-tropez, although your best bet for renting a bike is probably Rolling Bikes (rolling-bikes.com). It’s really only an emergency option, so don’t expect anything too fancy. Better to bring your own.
Many thanks to Eric and Loïc at organisers Golazo for securing our place in the event, along with sorting accommodation and a speedy moto driver for our photographer.