Self Guided Walking Alpes Maritimes

Physical rating: Active 

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From 16 years old - Group size: For individuals

Accomodation: Standard 

Breil Sur Roya

Day 1: ARRIVAL; Join Breil-Sur-Roya at any time

Choose to stay in the 2 Star hotel "Le Roya" located in "Breil sur Roya". The town exudes antiquity as you feel like you have been transported back to the 17th or 18th century. "Breil Sur Roya" is shaped like a crescent and located around a rocky spur, nestled deep in the valley. Even more special, the mountain sides are semi covered by terraced olive groves.

Olive Groves

Day 2: SELF GUIDED WALK; In the middle of the olive groves
Enjoy a loop walk from "Breil" and discover the local olive groves and Mediterranean vegetation.
Ascent: 550m  (5 hrs 30 min walk)
Optional: White water rafting. The roya valley is famous all over Europe for white water sports.

 

Sospel

Day 3: SELF GUIDED WALK; Breil-Sur-Roya to Sospel
Start off by walking a path which overlooks the Roya valley. Stop for lunch in the beautiful village of "Piene Haute". This route will take you from France to the Italian border before bringing you back into France through the "Beve" valley on a botanical path full of natural flora. End your day at the hotel "des Etrangers" located in the heart of Sospel.
700 m ascent 5 hours 30 minutes walk.

 

Walk in the Alpes Maritimes

Day 4: SELF GUIDED WALK; Sospel
Sospel has the genuine feel of a mountain town even though the valley is flat and wide. The tall, tightly packed buildings and gushing river running through combined with the Italian heritage of "Piedmontais" really transports you back in time. On the loop walk you will acquaint yourself with the old shephard village of "Cuore", which in Italian means heart.
Ascent: 600 m (5 hr walk).
Optional: Visit the "Fort Saint Roch" the remains of the Maginot line built between WWI and WWII.

 

Enjoy the local food!

Day 5: SELF GUIDED WALK; Sospel - Sainte Agnès
Start the day by walking up to "Col de Castillion" where you will encounter the blissful views of the Mediterranean coastline. Discover a real gem on the French Riviera, the village of "Sainte Agnes". It is perched on the flank of the mountain, high above the Mediterranean and enjoy the beauty overnight by staying in hotel "Le Saint Yves" in Sainte Agnes.
Ascent: 450 m  (5 hrs 30 min walk).

 

Discover the local Flora

Day 6: SELF GUIDED WALK; Walk to Menton
Today enjoy the scenic route to the famous "Garavan Bay" (3 hrs walk). Stay in the 2 Star hotel "Moderne" in the centre of Menton. In the evening, discover the splendor of the old town.
Optional: Visit the art museum Carnolès, modern and ancient art: Free.
Optional: Visit the “Serre de la Madone” gardens.

 

Exotic Garden Monaco

Day 7: FAREWELL!
Leave Menton at any time, or enjoy a final day of exploration.
There is a superb coastal trail to Monaco through “Cap Martin” and you can return to Menton by train or on foot (3 hrs walk one way).


By plane:

-From Dublin access to Nice and Marseilles.
-From London access to Nice and Marseilles.
-From Glasgow access to Marseilles.
-From Liverpool access to Nice.
-From Birminghan access to Marseilles and Nice.
-From Manchester access to Marseilles and Nice.
-From New-York access to Nice

By high speed train

-Access to Marseilles Gare Saint Charles.
-Direct from Paris Gare de Lyon.

Regular bus shuttles from Nice airport and Marseilles airport to Nice city centre.

By train access to Breil-sur-Roya from Nice city centre Train station.




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