Walking French Riviera – the Essentials
Walking French Riviera a holiday on the mediterranean coast where the French Alps fall into the sea ! Located in the extreme south east of France, Menton is all at once a city of gardens, a seaport, a beach resort and a hikers’ paradise! It has won the competition for the best city of flowers in France five times. Its exceptional sunlight and the subtropical climate make Menton ideal for growing orange trees, lemon trees, palm trees, and mimosa. With the Alpine chain dropping into the Mediterranean at the French / Italian border, Menton is also an ideal location for walking the French Riviera. Many walking trails start from the town and gain altitude in a short distance offering some of the finest views of the Riviera on both the Italian and French sides. By a clear day from the mountains above Menton it is even possible to spot Corsica. And no Riviera holiday is complete without a visit to Nice to browse its renowned market and walk the Promenade des anglais, which you can do on your free day!
Airport: Fly to Nice airport.
Hotel: Quality Hotel Menton Méditerrannée
– Local transports during the trip.
– Airport transfers from and to Marseille airport.
– 7 nights in 3* Quality Hotel Méditerrannée in Menton.
– 7 breakfasts.
– 5 Guided walks with qualified international mountain leader.
– Single room Supplement: from 300€ for the week.
– The flights. Individual insurance.
– Lunches and dinners
– All extras not included in the itinerary.
Our guide, Sandrine, was really excellent. She was very knowledgeable and attentive throughout combined with a really good sense of humour.
This was the first trip I’ve been on of this kind but certainly won’t be the last !
Our guide Sandrine was excellent. She was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
Generally walks were excellent with a variety of scenery.
We thought the trip was outstanding overall.
Excellent knowledgeable local guide with very good English.
A fantastic holiday, will recommend to others.
Walking group were similar ability which was good. We thought this trip was excellent.
Full of surpises every day.
Guide was very helpful and always keen to answer our questions.
Very enjoyable holiday experience. Greatful for Sandrine’s help and loved every minute !
Sandrine made us feel very welcome and made sure that she provided us with all relevant info. it has been a pleasure.
Sandrine is an excellent guide, very friendly and knowledgeable.
Gillian & John –
The holiday was made by Jessica. She was a great leader, considerate and took time to help slower members of the group. Great fun + companion.
She had comprehensive local knowledge and a grasp of the regional history.
Tea and coffee at lunch was a neat touch and greatly appreciated.
Full marks for Jessica !
Noel & Lynn –
Overall we had a wonderful trip. Jessica was a very attentive and caring guide. She is clearly very passionate about the Cote d’Azur region and she had endless patience in answering all of our many questions. There were a few communication issues, but she always make sure that we understood what she was telling us.
The walks themselves were a good moderate level as advertised. There were always amazing views as a reward for our efforts.
This tour was a great way to see the various areas of the region.
I will definitely recommend this tour.
I was totaly unsure of what to except but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Jessica’s tolerance and the company of the others ensured a memorable if extremly hot week. Jessica was friendly and helpful and was sympathetic of my attempts to speak french to her.
Timings of the days were extremly good, leaving time for recovery, shopping, relaxing etc…
Jessica was excellent and friendly to all + very accomodating to the travellers.
Loved the med !
I Have thoroughly enjoyed the walks.
Menton is a good mixture of old & fin de siecle and modern.
I liked having time to rest, swim, explore after each walk.
Thenk you Jessica for your good humour, liveliness and interest in us and in your job.
France is very beautiful and all French food/wine is excellent.
I have really enjoyed this holiday and will certainly be booking more with you next year.
I can’t fault the overall package.
Geoff & Alison –
We will certainly be back for more.
It was lovely having so much exercise, so many steps on the fit bits!
I was always an adventuer but Alison much less so this trip gave us the opportunity to share a new experience, challenging walks.
I have enjoyed the group, everybody got involved and there were no unpleasant situations of any kind. Sandrine, our guide, really put herself into it. She was good fun, organised, sensible and knowledgeable. She made this trip special.
Sandrine couldn’t do enough for us. Excellent.
Pace a bit slow at times, too many flower stops.
The outstanding feature of the trip was our guide Sandrine ! Excellent !
Jessica, Terrific fun. Absolutely excellent.
We have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the tour. Menton is lovely.
The walks were just the right lenght and dificulty.