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Walks in the French Riviera: Self-Guided
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Walk on stunning coastal paths in the French Riviera
Trip Highlights
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What's included
  • All breakfasts included
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • Route notes and maps
  • All baggage transport

7 breakfasts are included on this trip. There is a nearby supermarket and boulangerie to buy packed lunches and Menton is brimming with restaurants for your evening meal. There is plenty of choice for all budgets and palletes, including traditional French cuisine, fresh seafood and delicious Italian restaurants (influenced by the proximity to the Italian border).

Day 1
Start Menton.
Arrive in Menton. The hotel is located close to the beach and only a short walk from the train station. It offers a bar and restaurant, and an outdoor terrace to enjoy the lovely sunshine the area is famous for!
Day 2
Walk to the Cap Martin Peninsula, passing through the pretty cliff-side village of Roquebrune Cap Martin. pretty cliff-side village of Roquebrune Cap Martin.
The walk today takes you around the Cap Martin Peninsula, and through the picturesque village of Roquebrune, best known for its castle (admission €5) which offers beautifully panoramic views.There is plenty of opportunity to take advantage of the cooling Mediterranean water for a swim, so don't forget your swimsuit! Distance approx. 12km, 4 to 5 hours. Ascent 350m, descent 350m.
Day 3
Bus to Sospel; walk along the border of the Mercantour N.P; return to Menton by bus.
The inner regions of the French Riviera are really worth a visit and will provide very different scenery to the busy coast; with countless olive trees and hilltop villages. Sospel feels like it could be a mountain town, much of which comes from the town's Piedmontais heritage. Take the local bus (45 mins) and enjoy a walk along the border of the Mercantour National Park before taking a local bus back. Distance approx. 9km, 5 to 6 hours. Ascent 460m, descent 460m.
Day 4
Free day.
Today you can choose to enjoy some time in Menton; the town is well known for it's exotic gardens and Baroque-style architecture, or you can relax at one of the nearby sandy beaches. Alternatively, it is very easy to take a bus or train to Nice or Monaco.
Day 5
Train or bus to Monaco; balcony walk to Eze. Return to Menton by train.
This morning you take a bus or train to Monaco, and then onwards to La Turbie which has a spectacular view over Monaco. From there, enjoy a balcony walk across to the ancient village of Eze and down to the beach, following the Nietzsche path. Return to Menton in the evening by train. Distance approx. 9km, 5 to 6 hours. Ascent 470m, descent 775m.
Day 6
Bus to Castellar; descend into Menton via the impressive cemetery.
Today you take a public bus up to Castellar; a village perched on a steep, narrow ridge overlooking the Mediterranean. From here it is a short walk up to the Italian border before returning to Menton on foot, passing through the famous old Menton cemetary, which is well worth a visit. It is also possible to take the bus back from Castellar. Distance approx. 13km, 5 to 6 hours. Ascent 180m, descent 550m.
Day 7
Train to Beaulieu-sur-Mer before walking around the peninsula of Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat; train back to Menton.
For your final day take the train to Beaulieu-sur-mer and walk the rocky coastal path around the main peninsula of Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a remarkably unspoilt area. Return by train for your last evening in Menton.
Day 8
End Menton.
Enjoy a final breakfast before checking out of your hotel.
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