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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
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

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

The walking tour to Pont du Loup leads high above Grasse into the mountain village 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.

ca. 4,5 hours
16 km
480 m
640 m

The “path of paradise” leads to the medieval village of Gourdon. You will be rewarded with an unforgettable view for your climb. The village with its palace up on 760 m is overlooking the whole hinterland of Cannes. The path built into the rocks of the Wolf Canyon is adventurous. It leads to the charming village of Courmes, which lies directly above a waterfall.

ca. 5,5 hours
14 km
790 m
440 m

In the early morning you walk up to the peak of mountain Courmettes, enjoy the fantastic panorama view from Nice to Mandelieu, via Mercantour and the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the most impressing views over the whole region. Above the edge of Puy de Tourette the lime plateaus of Caussols, Vence, du Cheiron are looming. Behind the villages of Cipière, Gréolières, and Coursegoule are hidden. During your walk down to Vence the characteristic Mediterranean landscape is bewitching you.

ca. 4,5 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.

ca. 4 hours
15 km
590 m
750 m

Transfer to La Turbie and walking tour 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.

ca. 4 hours
12 km
770 m
580 m

You walk down to Menton. 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.

ca. 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 and an altitude difference between 300 to 700 m. 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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jan 7, 2019 - Jun 17, 2019
Sep 2, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019
daily (except Sunday)
Côte d'Azur 8 days, FR-COWGM-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge single room September
899,00
256,00
331,00

Category: typical, charming 2**- and 3***-hotels (French classifying)

Season 1
Jan 7, 2019 - Jun 17, 2019
Sep 2, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019
Grasse
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Menton
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
75,00
104,00
99,00
155,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • 3x Evening meal (1x Pont du Loup, 1x Courmes, 1x Saint Jeannet, 1x Sainte-Agnès)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Airport Nizza und further by bus to Grasse (www.nice.aeroport.fr), approx. 1,5 hours.
  • Arrival by train to Cannes and by bus to Grasse (www.lignesdazur.com), approx. 1 hour.
  • Parking: free public parking spaces and a parking garage (limited number of spaces), approx. EUR 90 per week, no reservation required.
  • Departure from Menton to Grasse (www.ter.sncf.com) by train, approx. 2 hours. Or by bus from Menton via Nizza to Grasse (www.nice.aeroport.fr), approx. 1,5 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Number of participants: min. 2 persons
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Beate Schimdt AT | 12.05.2017
Wunderbare Wanderreise!

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