Enjoy wide views of palm trees, mountain villages and the sea from a female statue
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Côte d'Azur

The shiny coast of Southern France.

The nature of the hinterland between Grasse and Menton has preserved its nativeness and offers wonderful paths with fantastic views. Mountains and the sea, in the background the high peaks of mountain Mercantour and the broad view onto the deep blue Mediterranean Sea, a wonderful contrast. The climate is divine and fauna and flora therefore diversified: Mimosa, yew trees, orange-lemon- and olive groves. The villages, which nearly cannot be identified from the bottom, are hanging in the mountains. The steep canyons as the canyon 'du Loup' are fantastic and impress through gorgeous waterfalls. And the sun is always shining at the shiny coast of Southern France.

Walking
Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
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Itinerary

The capital city of perfume production is inviting for a stroll.

Short bus ride to the start of the hiking trail, which leads high above Grasse to the mountain village of Bar sur Loup. Take your time to visit the church, the altar from Brèa from the 15th century is very impressive and the painting “Dance macabre” in the back of the church, from 15th century too, tells the story of earl Bar. Optional hike along the "Path of Paradise" to the Eagle's Nest in the medieval village of Gourdon and then descend to Pont du Loup via the adventurous trail through the Wolf Gorge.

approx. 4.5 hours
16 km
480 m
640 m

In the morning, a transfer will take you to Courmes, then you will climb to the top of Courmettes, which offers a fantastic panoramic view: from Nice to Mandelieu, over the Mercantour National Park and the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the most impressive viewpoints of the entire region. Over the edge of the Puy de Tourette rise the limestone plateaus of Caussols, Vence and du Cheiron. Behind them hide the villages of Cipière, Gréolières and Coursegoule. During the descent to Vence, the characteristic Mediterranean landscape enchants.

approx. 4 hours
16 km
440 m
750 m

Baou des Blancs, Baou des Gris or de Saint Jeannet is the headlands, which rise over the coast. After a short transfer you start your walking tour via limestone through Mediterranean vegetation and past medieval farm buildings. You manage the deep canyon of Cagne via a steep track, afterwards you reach the village Saint Jeannet. Wonderful views are accompanying you the whole day.

approx. 5 hours
15 km
590 m
750 m

In the morning a short transfer to La Turbie. From there the hike goes with great views over Monaco to medieval Roquebrune, Cap Martin and Menton. On the peak of mountain Baudon (1.200 m) the panorama view onto the mountains and the Sea is fabulous. The climb up to Sainte-Agnès passes the old village of Gorbio, which is the highest point of this area.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
770 m
580 m

On your last hiking stage the fantastic descent to Menton awaits you! Until 1935 there was no other access to the sea, besides this footpath. This route leads with view onto the sea through the diversified forms of vegetation, with always changing smells. Menton attracts with its old city and a bath in the sea.

approx. 3.5 hours
10 km
250 m
920 m

Characteristics of the route

Tours of easy to medium level with 3.5 to 5.5 hours walking time. Hiking and culture can be combined very good at this tour. The very diversified ridgeways, walking paths and side roads are good to walk-on. You should be in good shape for the longer tours.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Grasse
  Season 1
20.03.2023 - 20.06.2023
04.09.2023 - 27.10.2023

Arrival Monday until incl. Friday
Côte d'Azur, 7 days, FR-COWGM-07X
Base price
1,069.00
Surcharge single room 369.00

Category: 1x beautiful 4****-hotel (Grasse), as well as typical inns and charming 2**- and 3***-hotels (French classifying)

Season 1
Mar 20, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
Arrival Monday until incl. Friday
Côte d'Azur, 7 days, FR-COWGM-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,069.00
369.00

Category: 1x beautiful 4****-hotel (Grasse), as well as typical inns and charming 2**- and 3***-hotels (French classifying)

Season 1
Mar 20, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
Menton
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
105.00
85.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Grasse
  Season 1
Mar 20, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023

Arrival Monday until incl. Friday
Menton
Double room p.P. 105.00
Surcharge single room 85.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 3x Evening meal (Pont du Loup, Saint Jeannet, Sainte-Agnès)
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Transfers according programme
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Transfer from Menton to Grasse on request. Reservation required, payable in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Cannes and by bus to Grasse (www.lignesdazur.com), approx. 1 hour.
  • Airport Nizza und further by bus to Grasse (www.nice.aeroport.fr), approx. 1.5 hours.
  • Parking: free public parking spaces and a parking garage (limited number of spaces), approx. EUR 90 per week, no reservation.
  • Departure from Menton to Grasse by train in approx. 2 hours (www.sncf.com). Or by bus from Menton via Nizza to Grasse in approx. 1.5 hours.

Things to note:

  • Bus ride Grasse hotel - train station, approx. EUR 2 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Tanja Haring
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Tanja Haring, Travel specialist
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Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Sophia Moran GB | 13.06.2022
Beautiful and impressive hiking holiday on the Côte d'Azur
We really enjoyed our hiking trip. Highly recommended!
Tanja Haring
Tanja Haring answered:
Dear Mrs Moran, thank you for your kind feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you had a lovely time on the Côte d'Azur.
4 stars
Ben Hütter DE | 18.11.2019
Panoramawege der Côte d'Azur
Diese Tour war eine der schönsten Wanderungen die wir bislang gemacht haben. Die einzelnen Etappen sind zwar teils fordernd, aber mit guter Grundkondition gut schaffbar. Landschaft und Aussichten waren grandios, ebenso wie das Essen und die guten Weine.
5 stars
Beate Schimdt AT | 11.05.2017
Wunderbare Wanderreise!

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