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New for 2017

Mountains to Med Walk

From mountain trails, through olive groves to the warm sea of the Mediterranean

New for 2017

Mountains to Med Walk

From the area known locally as the “Marvels”, this path takes you on a journey of discovery through mountain villages, fascinating in their variety, culture and richness of history.  You will be passing from mountain scenery through an area with Italian roots, to the relative gentleness of the Mediterranean shores.

Holiday Highlights

  • Stunning scenery of the French Alps
  • Hilltop villages
  • Flavour of Italian architecture
  • Beautiful valleys from mountains to the Mediteranean Coast

What's Included

  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Return transfer to station
  • 6 days walking

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive at Saint-Dalmas-de-Tendeday 1

    Summary

    Dinner and overnight at the Hôtel Le Prieuré

    Hotel
    • Hôtel Le Prieuré
    • Hôtel Le Prieuré
    • Hôtel Le Prieuré

    Hôtel Le Prieuré Saint-Dalmas-de-Tende

    This charming hotel in a converted monastery features warm decor and antique furnishings. Vaults and thick walls, the history of the place and it's natural beauty ensures guests a peaceful stay.

    Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Flat-screen TVs
    • Some rooms have balconies and/or vaulted ceilings
    • Refined restaurant

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner, bed and breakfast is included.

    The proximity to Italy is clear to see and is reflected in the cuisine. The menu changes daily to reflect the seasons. 

  • 2

    Day Walk St-Dalmas-de-Tendeday 2

    Summary

    You will walk through charming medieval villages packed with history before returning to your hotel for a second night.

    10 mi
    (16km)

  • 3

    St-Dalmas-de-Tende to Saorgeday 3

    Summary

    Today is a lovely walk through isolated, yet inhabited, villages built of dry stone walls and local slate. The walk continues onto the beautiful medieval village of Saorge classed as one of the “40 most beautiful villages in France”

    Hotel

    Chambres d’hôtes - Ca’Da Barrera Saorge

    This charming, historic chambres d'hotes is situated right in the heart of the village. Fully restored, the property was previously the town hall & school. Each room is tastefully deccorated with a private bathroom with walk in shower.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • En-Suite rooms
    • Panoramic views

    Board

    Cuisine

    Bed and Breakfast is included, dinner may be available upon request, alternatively there are a number of quality restaurants in the village.

    10 mi
    (16km)

  • 4

    Saorge to Breil-sur-Roya day 4

    Summary

    Todays walk to the 13th Century riverside town of Breil-sur-Roya will take you through the ‘Vallée des Orgues’ (valley of organs). The name was given to this valley by the Italian master craftsmen who made famous organs

    Hotel
    • Hotel La Bonne Auberge
    • Hotel La Bonne Auberge
    • Hotel La Bonne Auberge
    • Hotel La Bonne Auberge
    • Hotel La Bonne Auberge

    La Bonne Auberge Breil-sur-Roya

    Traditional French style hotel with comfortable rooms located in hte center of the village. 

    Breil sur Roya is located at the entrance to the Mercantour National Park.

    Facilities

    • Restaurant with classic French cuisine
    • Simple comfortable rooms
    • Free WiFi
    • TV

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner, bed and breakfast included. 

    The menu changes throughout the year, adapting to seasonal products and the catch of the day.

    9 mi
    (14km)

  • 5

    Breil-sur-Roya to Sospelday 5

    Summary

    You will pass through Piène-Haute today, a strikingly beautiful footpath that takes you to a very well maintained ‘perched village’. Here you can see a chapel in the midst of the olive groves and a gorge, which is partly in France and partly in Italy

    Hotel
    • Les Etrangers, pool

    Hôtel des étrangers Sospel

    Casual hotel close to train station and La Bébéra river

    Facilities

    • Indoor pool
    • Free WiFi
    • TV
    • Some rooms have balconies

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner, bed and breakfast included

    8 mi
    (13km)

  • 6

    Sospel to Sainte-Agnès day 6

    Summary

    The remains of a fortified castle, the cathedral and many other buildings testify to the importance of this old village down the centuries. After Sospel your walk continues to Sainte-Agnès, a village just a few miles from coast where you will have a lovely view of the sea

    Hotel
    • Hôtel Saint Yves
    • Hôtel Saint Yves
    • Hôtel Saint Yves
    • Hôtel Saint Yves

    Hôtel Saint Yves Sainte-Agnés

    Established in 1975, this charming 15 room hotel in the centre of the medieval village boasts exceptional views from 2 terraces.

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Lovely views

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner, Bed and Breakfast included.

    Dinner is comprised of local specialties made with fresh ingredients. Ravioli with borage, trout with almonds and wild boar stew are the specialities of the house.

    11 mi
    (18km)

  • 7

    Sainte-Agnès to Menton day 7

    Summary

    You arrive in the old quarter of Menton after passing the famous Bay of Garavan, through some of the most amazing scenery

    Hotel
    • Hotel Méditerranée
    • Hotel Méditerranée

    Hotel Mediterranee Menton

    A 3-minute walk from the beachfront. Relaxed hotel with bright comfortable rooms.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • minibar
    • TV
    • Terrace piano bar
    • Televised sports

    Board

    Cuisine

    Bed and Breakfast included.

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  • From £895 per person

  • ​Outward; Depart London St Pancras International, change in Paris and Nice arriving Saint-Dalmas-de-Tende late afternoon.

    Return; Depart Menton, change in Paris arrive London St Pancras late afternoon

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