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Mountains to Med Walk Provence

Mountains to Med Walk

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

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
  • Medieval hilltop villages
  • Discover rich culture and a deep Italian influence
  • Beautiful valleys from mountains to the Mediterranean coast
  • Visit Saorge, one of France's 'les plus beaux villages'
  • Old quarter of Menton
  • Daily picnics provided on request
  • Due to the remote nature of this route, this holiday is unsuitable for solo travellers.

What's Included

  • 6 days moderate walking
  • 7 nights, half board
  • Return transfer to station
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Belle France 24hr Support
  • 7 breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Daily Picnics on Request

Starting Days

Available from April 1st to October 25th. (Due to the Monaco Grand Prix, this holiday is not available between the 13th and 18th May) You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive at Saint-Dalmas-de-Tende day 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-Tende day 2

    Summary

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

    10 mi
    (16 km)

  • 3

    St-Dalmas-de-Tende to Saorge day 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'hotes Ca'Da Barrerra
    • Chambres d'hotes Ca'Da Barrerra
    • Chambres d'hotes Ca'Da Barrerra
    • Chambres d'hotes Ca'Da Barrerra
    • Chambres d'hotes Ca'Da Barrerra

    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 decorated 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
    (16 km)

  • 4

    Saorge to Breil-sur-Roya day 4

    Summary

    Today's 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 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 the 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
    (14 km)

  • 5

    Breil-sur-Roya to Sospel day 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
    • Auberge Provençale Sospel
    • Auberge Provençale Sospel

    Auberge Provençale
    Sospel

    loacated in the beautiful Mercantour National Park, this relaxed hotel is just a short walk from the centre of Sospel. The 12 simply decorated rooms have been recently refurbished and come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and en suite bathrooms, as well as town views from some rooms. The cozy restaurant/bar offers open-air dining with views of the mountains, plus an outdoor pool with terrace and sun loungers.

    Facilities

    • 12 en-suite rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor pool
    • Terrrace with sun loungers
    • Free WiFi
    • Flat-screen TV's
    • Air conditioning

    Board

    Cuisine

    The Auberge Provençale de Sospel invites you to discover some typical Provençal flavors. Homemade aperitifs, tasting plates, various cocktails or wine by the glass can be takenin the bar/restaurant or enjoyed on the terrace.

    The hotel offers dishes typical of the Riviera, Niçoise salads, pies, quiches and a choice of meat and fish.

    8 mi
    (13 km)

  • 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
    (18 km)

  • 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.

    8 mi
    (13 km)

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