Above the Riviera’s Grande Corniche
One of the most famous road in the world, the Grande Corniche between Nice and Monaco is visible in Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’ and the James Bond’s ‘Goldeneye’. On this half-day hike, you will surely enjoy some of the finest views on the whole of the Riviera. It begins in La Turbie, small town perched on the heights overlooking Monaco. You follow the Grande Corniche before rising to Cime de la Forna, 350 feet higher. Walking then on the track built on the crest, capping the cliffs, you take in the superb coastal panorama. The steep descent on a pretty path down to the medieval hill town of Eze offers plunging views over the village and the Cap Ferrat peninsula. You rapidly cross the Grande Corniche before meeting further down the Moyenne Corniche and reaching Eze.
Walking time : 3.5 hours
Rating : challenging (strenuous descent)
Price (per person) : €50 (4 people) / €60 (3 people) /
€85 (2 people) / €160 (1 person)
Port d’Alon, a corner of paradise
In winter, nothing beats a walk on this coastal pathway between Marseille and Toulon. Leaving the pretty little port of La Madrague, you enjoy scenic views over the beautiful bay of La Ciotat. After the first two tips, the path offers you the opportunity to look at the sea as far as the eye can see. From February onwards, a growing number of plants blossom, bringing a very colorful touch to the hike, in this season. Halfway along the route, you reach the highlight of the hike, the charming creek of Port d’Alon, its pebbly little beach and its cabanons. The feeling of having been worlds away !
Walking time : 4 hours
Rating : moderate (stoney sections)
Price (per person) : €75 (4 people) / €90 (3 people) /
€125 (2 people) / €240 (1 person)