Menton to Nice – The Riviera Coast

Nice, France

Holiday overview

Destination

France


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Feb - Nov


Price

£ 725.00 pp


Duration

6 nights


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As the Alps rise up from the Mediterranean Sea along one of the most famous coastlines in the world, they give birth to a special and luminous land where nature offers an incomparable variety of scenery and atmosphere for your pleasure… These are the Azure Alps. This holiday combines mountain meadows and forests, the majesty of treetops and picturesque perched villages, with the added bonus of a mirror of blue stretched out at your feet.

As the Alps rise up from the Mediterranean Sea along one of the most famous coastlines in the world, they give birth to a special and luminous land where nature offers an incomparable variety of scenery and atmosphere for your pleasure… These are the Azure Alps. This holiday combines mountain meadows and forests, the majesty of treetops and picturesque perched villages, with the added bonus of a mirror of blue stretched out at your feet.

 

Price:

£725.00 per person, based on two people sharing a room,  based on two people sharing a room.

 

Included:

  • Six nights in rooms with private bathrooms.
  • breakfast each morning.
  • luggage transfers each walking day.
  • route notes & maps, local tax, local back-up.
  • 2 dinners.

 

Not Included:

  • Transport to/from the holiday.
  • any meals not mentioned above.
  • drinks.
  • train tickets.
  • anything else not mentioned above.

 

Departure Dates:

Departures on any day apart from Easter weekend to mid November except –  during the Monaco Grand Prix (24th – 27th May), and the  months of July & August

Day 1: Arrival Menton

Arrival in Menton, a famous seaside resort. You’ll discover the Italian Border, Menton’s beautiful old town and its lovely gardens.

 

Day 2: From Menton to Sainte-Agnès. 

High mountains rise up just behind Menton. You’ll walk up there through picturesque villages such as Castellar and Sainte-Agnès. Beautiful scenery above the sea. Dinner and Overnight stay in a small inn looking out on to the bay of Menton.
+ 540 m to + 900 m * 1h45 to 5h00 walking time, depending on the variant chosen

 

Day 3: Circular walk Ste-Agnès

The top of the Mont Baudon (1,266 m). This summit will afford you an extraordinary 360° view of the mountains and the sea.  Dinner and Overnight stay in the same inn in Ste-Agnès.

+ 600 m / – 600 m * 4h30 to 5h00 walking time

 

Day 4: Ste-Agnès to Menton

Through an original combination of Mediterranean scents and Alpine flora, scrubland and pine forests, you’ll arrive at Gorbio, a perched village in the middle of greenery, and Roquebrune, another small village.  Both are not too far from the coastline but are completely different from it.  Overnight Menton.

+ 300 m / – 1000 m * 4h30 to 5h00 walking time

 

Day 5: Menton to Monaco

Incredible views on the way today: nature and the skyscrapers of Monte Carlo. You’ll enjoy visiting the Principality of Monaco and discovering La Turbie, a medieval village. Train between Monaco and Beaulieu/Mer.  Overnight Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

+ 600 m / – 600 m * 4h30 walking time

 

Day 6: Beaulieu-sur-Mer to Nice

A marked path will guide you along the wild coastline of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. You’ll walk along the beach through Villefranche-sur-Mer and reach Nice via the foothills. Fantastic views in natural unspoilt surroundings. The hotel is in the town centre making it easy for you to enjoy visiting the town the following day.  Overnight Nice
+ 350 m / – 350 m * 4h30 to 5h00 walking time

 

Day 7:  Departure

The tour ends just after breakfast. We suggest that you take your time to visit Nice: the old town, the flower market and the ‘Promenade des Anglais’.

Hotels

 

Hôtel Chambord***  Menton

 

Hôtel Le Saint-Yves  – Sainte Agnes

 

 

Hôtel Campanile*** – Nice