• SELF-GUIDED
  • 6 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM $ 1,020 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 280 per person

OVERVIEW

Behind the French Riviera's glamour hide these incredibly beautiful, timeless villages that are both nestled in lush Provençal valleys and perched precariously atop rocky cliffs. The ancient paths wind their way via villages, through forests and follow majestic olive groves.

Start off in the ancient town of Sospel,  enjoy the Italian influence of the region (the walk includes a brief foray into Italy), and make your way through to Menton, probably the prettiest town on the French Riviera.

This walk showcases the diversity of the region, with serene wooded valleys,  lavender fields, ancient villages, cobbled streets, panoramic ocean views and ancient architectural treasures. Say bonjour to this wonderful walk!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The diverse and captivating landscapes of the Alps and French Riviera
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Mediterranean from clifftop vantage points
  • Authentic Provençal villages, old stone farmhouses and huts along centuries-old paths
  • The beautiful villages of Breil sur Roya, Sospel and Sainte-Agnés, the highest coastline village in Europe
  • Panoramic views of the ocean as you climb over the Bausson pass, Sainte Beaume and the Alps peaks
  • The magical town, colourful of Menton with its architectural treasures

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
$ 1020 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 280 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights accommodation in rooms with ensuites, in handpicked hotels or guesthouses
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch and 2 dinners included
  • All transport on and off the track and luggage transfers days 2 to 5
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • Old stone farmhouses and Bories, walls, and huts along centuries-old paths
  • Breil sur Roya, Sospel, Sainte Agnes and the magical “Italian type” town of Menton
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Mediterranean
  • Authentic Provencal villages nestled in wooded valleys, surrounded by high mountains

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant guesthouses, and small charming hotels, to family-run Auberges, you can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed. The accommodations are 3 stars with an emphasis on location and the ambience of the region. We will endeavour to book all the accommodation listed below, but in the unlikely event we can’t, we will substitute something of equal quality.

Breakfasts are continental Provence style and typical of the region, as are the 3 courses a la carte dinners that are provided.

Importantly, in your notes, we will include a dossier with handpicked real local recommendations for evening meals in restaurants where  the locals like to eat.

Since the region is world-famous, we suggest adding a day or two to truly savour all that it has to offer.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available all year round. Please note there will be an additional supplement if you book in the last week of May to coincide with the Monaco Grand Prix. Please speak to one of our destination consultants if you need more information.

HOW TO GET THERE AND

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Sospel at your first accommodation and ends in Menton on the final morning at your accommodation. Please refer to your itinerary. You will need to get yourself to Sospel, most likely from Nice, and we will pick you up from the Sospel station- so let us know when you will be arriving before departure.  From the end of your walk, you will need to organise your travel away from Menton. . To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

By plane and rail: The easiest option would be to fly into Nice and then catch the train from Nice to Sospel. There are many airlines that fly from Paris to Nice. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights 

www.google.com/flights

The train from Nice to Sospel will take around 1hr and will cost around €9.50 or AUD$ 15. Please find below ways to book.

Trainline.com: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times

TGV: https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

By rail: It’s also very easy to catch a train from anywhere in France to Sospel. The fastest service is the TGV intercity high-speed rail service. This journey takes about 9 hrs with a connection at Nice. It will cost anywhere from €25 to €100 depending on booking conditions and the class of service chosen.

https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

You can buy a ticket when you get there, however, we recommend pre-booking your tickets online.

Travelling from the End of the walk

By rail: The train from Menton back to Nice takes around 40 min and costs around €5.50 or AUD $9.00.

https://www.thetrainline.com

https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

By plane: There are many airlines that fly from Nice to Paris. Below are 2 websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights

www.google.com/flights

WALKING

The walk is moderate with some small ascents. Full-day walks average about 13km with 4.5 – 6 Hours of walking each day. There is plenty of opportunities to add more walking if you’re up for it. The walking is over very old well-maintained paths via the most scenic pathway to the coast. This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions on top of the fabulous walking routes. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest but also to fully immerse yourself in Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in summer. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and on the coast (we walk away from the populated areas on the walk so crowds are not an issue.)

See the weather information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 28 May 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1130

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 325

    High Season ONLY

  • 1 Oct 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1020

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 280

    Low Season

  • 1 Mar 2025 - 27 May 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1060

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 290

    Low Season

  • 28 May 2025 - 30 Sep 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1175

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 340

    High Season ONLY

  • 1 Oct 2025 - 15 Nov 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1060

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 290

    Low Season

sections

Overview

Behind the French Riviera's glamour hide these incredibly beautiful, timeless villages that are both nestled in lush Provençal valleys and perched precariously atop rocky cliffs. The ancient paths wind their way via villages, through forests and follow majestic olive groves.

Start off in the ancient town of Sospel,  enjoy the Italian influence of the region (the walk includes a brief foray into Italy), and make your way through to Menton, probably the prettiest town on the French Riviera.

This walk showcases the diversity of the region, with serene wooded valleys,  lavender fields, ancient villages, cobbled streets, panoramic ocean views and ancient architectural treasures. Say bonjour to this wonderful walk!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The diverse and captivating landscapes of the Alps and French Riviera
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Mediterranean from clifftop vantage points
  • Authentic Provençal villages, old stone farmhouses and huts along centuries-old paths
  • The beautiful villages of Breil sur Roya, Sospel and Sainte-Agnés, the highest coastline village in Europe
  • Panoramic views of the ocean as you climb over the Bausson pass, Sainte Beaume and the Alps peaks
  • The magical town, colourful of Menton with its architectural treasures
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 5 nights accommodation in rooms with ensuites, in handpicked hotels or guesthouses
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch and 2 dinners included
  • All transport on and off the track and luggage transfers days 2 to 5
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • Old stone farmhouses and Bories, walls, and huts along centuries-old paths
  • Breil sur Roya, Sospel, Sainte Agnes and the magical “Italian type” town of Menton
  • Awe-inspiring vistas over the Mediterranean
  • Authentic Provencal villages nestled in wooded valleys, surrounded by high mountains
Accommodation & Dining

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant guesthouses, and small charming hotels, to family-run Auberges, you can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed. The accommodations are 3 stars with an emphasis on location and the ambience of the region. We will endeavour to book all the accommodation listed below, but in the unlikely event we can’t, we will substitute something of equal quality.

Breakfasts are continental Provence style and typical of the region, as are the 3 courses a la carte dinners that are provided.

Importantly, in your notes, we will include a dossier with handpicked real local recommendations for evening meals in restaurants where  the locals like to eat.

Since the region is world-famous, we suggest adding a day or two to truly savour all that it has to offer.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available all year round. Please note there will be an additional supplement if you book in the last week of May to coincide with the Monaco Grand Prix. Please speak to one of our destination consultants if you need more information.

HOW TO GET THERE AND

Travelling to the Start of the walk

The walk starts in Sospel at your first accommodation and ends in Menton on the final morning at your accommodation. Please refer to your itinerary. You will need to get yourself to Sospel, most likely from Nice, and we will pick you up from the Sospel station- so let us know when you will be arriving before departure.  From the end of your walk, you will need to organise your travel away from Menton. . To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

By plane and rail: The easiest option would be to fly into Nice and then catch the train from Nice to Sospel. There are many airlines that fly from Paris to Nice. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights 

www.google.com/flights

The train from Nice to Sospel will take around 1hr and will cost around €9.50 or AUD$ 15. Please find below ways to book.

Trainline.com: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times

TGV: https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

By rail: It’s also very easy to catch a train from anywhere in France to Sospel. The fastest service is the TGV intercity high-speed rail service. This journey takes about 9 hrs with a connection at Nice. It will cost anywhere from €25 to €100 depending on booking conditions and the class of service chosen.

https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

You can buy a ticket when you get there, however, we recommend pre-booking your tickets online.

Travelling from the End of the walk

By rail: The train from Menton back to Nice takes around 40 min and costs around €5.50 or AUD $9.00.

https://www.thetrainline.com

https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

By plane: There are many airlines that fly from Nice to Paris. Below are 2 websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights

www.google.com/flights

WALKING

The walk is moderate with some small ascents. Full-day walks average about 13km with 4.5 – 6 Hours of walking each day. There is plenty of opportunities to add more walking if you’re up for it. The walking is over very old well-maintained paths via the most scenic pathway to the coast. This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions on top of the fabulous walking routes. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest but also to fully immerse yourself in Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in summer. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and on the coast (we walk away from the populated areas on the walk so crowds are not an issue.)

See the weather information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    28 May 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1130
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 325
    DETAILS

    High Season ONLY

  • Date
    1 Oct 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1020
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 280
    DETAILS

    Low Season

  • Date
    1 Mar 2025 - 27 May 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1060
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 290
    DETAILS

    Low Season

  • Date
    28 May 2025 - 30 Sep 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1175
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 340
    DETAILS

    High Season ONLY

  • Date
    1 Oct 2025 - 15 Nov 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1060
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 290
    DETAILS

    Low Season

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