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Fantastic view of the Côte dÁzur coastline

Côte d'Azur

The shiny coast of Southern France

7 Days / 6 Nights
Fantastic view of the Côte dÁzur coastline

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.

The starting point of your hiking holiday on the Côte d’Azur is the perfume capital of Grasse. The initial stage takes you on an adventurous route through the 'Wolf Gorge' to Pont du Loup. The following day you continue to the summit of Mount Courmet enjoying an impressive view over the surrounding countryside and the Mercantour National Park. The next stage takes you through the fragrant, Mediterranean vegetation to the village of Saint Jeannet. A special highlight also awaits you on the following day: After a hike to the summit of Mount Baudon at and altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level, you can enjoy an incredible view of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and the mountain scenery. How wonderfully rich in contrast the region is can best be seen from above. On the final hiking stage, the route guides you along a particularly spectacular footpath to Menton – you always have the magnificent Mediterranean Sea in your field of vision.

  • Marvellous fragrances in Grasse: The perfume capital of Grasse is a wonderful start to this hiking holiday. Here you have the opportunity to gain exciting insights into the world of perfumes and to visit the perfume manufacturer Fragonard.  
  • Postcard panorama & long-distance view: On the second day of your hiking holiday, the route takes you to the summit of Mount Courmet. From up here you have a great view over the coast, the Mercantour National Park and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as from Nice to Mandelieu.
  • Fabulous hiking climate: The region in Southern France, which has a favourable climate, offers wonderful temperatures for spending time outdoors as early as March. Our hiking tour on the Côte d’Azur is offered from March to June and from September to October.
  • Constant sea view: The final stage of your hiking holiday has unforgettable and beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea in store for you. On the descent to Menton, you hike in the midst of a particularly diverse vegetation and enjoy fantastic distant views of the sea.

Our hiking holiday on the Côte d’Azur is assigned our level of hiking “Walking”. You explore fantastic hiking routes in the South of France at your own pace and get to know the best of the region’s nature, culture and cuisine. The daily stages are planned to last around 3.5 to 5 hours, the hiking paths are well developed. With a bit of stamina and a basic fitness level, this hiking holiday becomes a pleasant break in the Mediterranean nature.

Itinerary at a glance

Grasse is known as the perfume capital of France where you can take a look behind the scenes of perfume production. From the summit of Courmettes, you can see from Nice to Mandelieu, and throughout the entire tour, you'll have a view of the Mediterranean Sea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Departure or extension

Route information


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 & Dates

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

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • 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)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • 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.

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!
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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