Ancient perched villages of the Riviera

Provence Côte d’Azur
Randonnée culturelle
  • Date : 26 mars 2017
  • Période : Septembre à juin
  • Durée : 7 jours et 6 nuits
  • Tarif : From 595 €
  • Niveau : 2
  • Nombre maxi : 50 participants

Discover the other Riviera... Between Principality of Monaco, France and Italy, perched villages and coastal cities offer architectural interests, genuine nature and the best weather in France... the land where lemons grow !!

Dates

  • From March 26th till April 01st, 2017
  • From April 30th till May 06th, 2017
  • From 17 till 23 september, 2017
  • From 15 till 21 october, 2017

Presentation

Between Nice and Menton at the Italian border, the final and southernmost Alps plunge dramatically into the sea. Imposing mountains and limestone cliffs surround the coast but delightful footpaths go from the summits to the deep blue water. On the coast or on the balconies linking the perched villages, wild herbs send bewitching scents ... a hike with public transportation

Program 7 days

  • Jour 1 : Welcome in Menton :
    We welcome you in the early afternoon at the hotel, 150m from the train station and 200m from the the beach. Let’s go for a first little walk “City trek of Menton” and welcoming drink with a sea view !
  • Day 2 : On the traces of the Romans
    The perched village of Eze is located at the foot of the departmental natural park of the Grande Corniche, Its trails, full of history, give a good idea of the diversity of the Mediterranean vegetation.
    Discovery (full-day ; elevation gain 550m ;duration 4 hours)
    Sport (full-day ; 750m ;5 hours)
  • Day 3 : Port of the Duchy of Savoy
    The natural beauty of the bay of Villefranche-sur-mer has been discovered a long time ago but the Duchy of Savoy selected this place for its quiet water and the protection of the Alps.
    Discovery (100m ;duration 4 hours)
    Sport (150m ;5 hours)
  • Day 4 : Feet in the Water ! (half-day hike)
    The Riviera is a place of huge contrast and change of scene. Along the trail, luxurious villas and concrete leave suddenly place to the most exotic vegetation.
    Discovery (80m ;3 hours)
    Free afternoon, maybe time to visit Cocteau museum and Carnolès palace in Menton
  • Day 5 : From the Alps to the sea
    Perched on a cliff overlooking Menton, Sainte-Agnès is the highest coastal village in Europe. Surely it is a strategic place but from there it is also possible to walk down to the sea.
    Discovery (elevation gain 150m – elevation loss 700m ;duration 5 hours)
    Sport (500m ;6 hours)
  • Day 6 : Panorama on the Riviera, Roca Bruna village
    The botanic garden of the summits offer a 360° aerial panorama on the sea and Corsica in certain conditions. Here again, the place is full of stories and history.
    Choose from :
    Discovery (400m ;duration 3.30 hours)
    Sport (750m ;5 hours)
  • Day 7 : “Until we meet again...”
    Breakfast at the hotel and last walk in the narrow streets of Menton for a bit of shopping.
    Departure from the hotel at 10am and end of the trip.

Please note : hikes may be re-ordered by the guide depending on weather conditions, crowd or public transportation.

Prices

  • « From » 595 €


What’s included in the price :
Trip organization and all reservations
Wine tasting during the welcome drink
Guiding by a patented guide (15 persons per group max.)
4 days and 2 half-days of hiking
Half pension with accommodation in double bed rooms : 2 stars hotel in Menton
Lunches are prepared with local food from Day 2 to Day 6
Dinners are taken at the restaurant from Day 1 to Day 6
Security gear is provided
Civil responsibility insurances are provided
What is not included in the price
Transportation to the hotel
Lunches for Day 1 and Day 7
Personal drinks and food.
Extra drinks and food ordered at bars and restaurants
Extra for single rooms (+150€)
Personal expenses and tips
Tickets to monuments, touristic sites and villas (all of them are optional)
Insurances for individual responsibility
Cancellation insurance
Everything that is not indicated in the section “What’s included in the price”

What the price does not include :
Transportation to the hotel
Lunches for Day 1 and 7
Personal drinks and food
Extra drinks and food ordered at bars and restaurants
Extra for single rooms (+175€)
Personal expenses and tips
Tickets to monuments, touristic sites and villas (all of them are optional)
Insurances for individual responsibility
Cancellation insurance
Everything that is not indicated in the section “What’s included in the price”

Optionally :
Bus transfers and trains to the start of the hikes, extra of 15€ per person
Secured car park 15€ per day (a free car park is possible)

Accomodations

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Hotels** in the center of Menton, very comfortable, located at 200m from the beach and Casino, 100m from the “Bioves” gardens of flowers and lemons, 500m from the historical center and 150m from the train station. Hotel rooms offer a good combination of a classical atmosphere and modern equipment with air cooling, soundproofing, direct phone line and cable tv.
All rooms in the floors have a balcony or terraces.
Lunch boxes are made locally with fresh food.
The restaurants that have been selected for dinners offer a nice view to the sea and gourmet food.

Contact

Ask for :
Pierre RIVIER
00 33 62 43 87 03
sas.orgaya gmail.com

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