The shiny coast of Southern France.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
The capital city of perfume production is inviting for a stroll.
Grasse – Pont du Loup
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.
Pont du Loup – Courmes
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 constructed path in the rock is adventurous, but safe. It leads through tunnels and across steep paths along an aqueduct into the charming village of Courmes, which is directly located above a waterfall.
Courmes – Vence
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.
Vence – St Jeannet
Baou des Blancs, Baou des Gris or de St 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 St Jeannet. Wonderful views are accompanying you the whole day.
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.
Sainte-Agnès – Menton
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.
Individual departure or extra days
Tours of easy to medium level with 3.5 to 6 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.
Category: typical, charming 2**- and 3***-hotels (French classification)
- 7 overnight stays, breakfast included
- 3x half board
- Luggage transfer
- Transfers according to the program
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents
- Airport Nizza und form there the coach to Grasse, duration approx. 1,5 hrs. (www.nice.aeroport.fr).
- Arrival by train to Cannes and by coach to Grasse, duration approx. 1 hrs (www.cg06.fr).
- Car park: Free public parking/parking garages, costs approx. EUR 90 per week, no reservation required.
- Departure from Menton to Grasse by train, duration approx. 2 hrs (www.ter-sncf.com). From Meton to Nizza by coach, duration approx. 1,5 hrs.
- Minimum of participants: min. 2 persons