From the beautiful mountain landscape close to the Italian border, you wander through beautiful paths down to the Mediterranean coast at Menton.
On this hike you will experience mountain villages with different expressions. They are all absolutely fascinating and rich in history and culture. As you walk through the mountain landscapes down to the slightly milder Mediterranean coast, you'll pass through an exciting area with strong Italian roots, seasoned with newer French influences. You will undoubtedly find that this walking holiday has everything you could dream of - both in terms of culture and nature.
You arrive in the small mountain village of Saint Dalmas de Tende.
On the first day of the tour, the route goes through a medieval area packed with a fascinating history. You also experience a couple of fantastic mountain villages and their charming culture. Dinner at the hotel in Saint Dalmas de Tende is included in the price.
Duration: 5½ hours
+960m / -960m
On today's hike you will walk through a number of more isolated small mountain communities that, despite their slightly deserted location, are inhabited. The villages are made up of dried stone walls and with roofs of local slate. At the hotel in Saorge, dinner will be served for you.
Duration: 6 hours
+900m / -1050m
From Fontan you follow the old salt route towards the village of Saorge, which clings beautifully up a hillside in a landscape consisting of both greenery and protruding cliffs.
From here, the walk continues along the beautiful hiking route towards Breil sur Roya, which lies deep in the valley - packed tightly in a crescent shape, almost sandwiched between river and rock walls. The atmosphere in the city will send your thoughts several hundred years back. At the town's church you can see one of the most beautiful organs built in the 18th century.
Dinner is served at the hotel in this beautiful town.
Duration: 5 hours
+700m / -800m
Today's walk takes you on a beautiful path that leads you to the stunningly situated village of Piène Haute, which thrones over a hillside surrounded by mountains. As you approach the village, you see the church tower scouting over the olive groves' haze as you pass a ravine stretching over the Italian border.
Dinner is served at the hotel in Sospel.
Duration: 5½ hours
+600m / -700m
Today you have the possibility to choose between a shorter and a longer route.
The ruins of an ancient castle, the city's church and many other buildings emphasize that for centuries, Sospel was an important village. As you walk out of the town, you continue the route to the village of Sainte Agnès, from where the first glimpse of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed. As many of the former villages you have walked through, this one also has an impressive location in the landscape. There is a great view of the village winding up from a smaller mountain.
There will be dinner at the hotel in Sainte Agnés.
Duration: 3½-6 hours
+580m / -720m
This hike brings you along paths that wind like swaths through the hilly landscape. You come through the small villages of Monti and Castellar, both of which lean safely up the mountains. The walk down to the old town of Menton takes you through the famous Garavan bay. The landscape from the mountains to the coast creates the perfect ending to an eventful hiking holiday.
The dinner in Menton is not included, but the town is full of great restaurants, so just stroll out into the streets and let your appetite do the choosing.
Duration: 5½ hours
+150m / -900m
After breakfast and check-out the individual return journey awaits you.
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