Alps and French Riviera Walking Tour

The famous Southern Alpine scenery and the coastal beauty... You will travel through time along paths between beautiful villages that are hundreds of years old, where the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea and the Alps meet on the horizon. You will discover the town of Menton, one of the prettiest coastline villages in Côte d'Azur, where you can take a walk along the beach and experience the French Riviera athmosphere.

Price from : 1010€
Region : French Riviera
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level :
Type : On the way
Category : Hiking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Walking
Dates : This tour is available from March to November

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Nice and Transfer to Sospel

Arrival at Nice TGV Train Station where you will be transferred to Sospel by taxi. Arrival at your charming hotel, where you will have an orientation meeting.

Day 2 :   Sospel Loop through Italy

Distance 1 : 9 Miles - 15 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 600 Meters 

After breakfast at your hotel, you will leave for your first day of walking. After a transfer to Breil-sur-Roya, you will start your itinerary. Following the paths of the stone terraces, you will overhang the valley, offering you a sumptuous view. You will pass by an abandoned town, Piène Haute, on the Italian border. Then you will enter the Italian territory by the city of Olivetta, before returning to the French territory by reaching Sospel.

Day 3 :   From Sospel to Sainte Agnes

Distance 1 : 6 Miles - 10 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 500 Meters 

Today, you leave Castillon by taxi transfer. You will enjoy a magnificent panorama of the Mediterranean Sea. Through the mountain paths, you will reach the watchtower of Mont Ours, where the splendid view of the Riviera and Corsica thanks to the clear sky will be offered to you. You will then reach Sainte Agnes, which will mark the end of your day.

Day 4 :   Sainte Agnes loop

Option 1 : 6 Miles - 10 Km  Option 2 : 9 Miles - 14 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 450 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 600 Meters 

Today, two choices are possible: A loop around Sainte Agnès is offered, and you will leave in the direction of Gorbio, a small village nested in the mountain. You can stop by to visit its castle, transformed into a museum today. You will then return to Sainte Agnes at the end of the day. Or from Sainte Agnès, you will reach the top of Baudon by the pass of Bausson. You will take a path that offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean. When you arrive in Cime de Baudon, you will have a 360° panoramic view of the whole region. You will then return to Saint Agnes.

Day 5 :   From Sainte Agnes to Menton

Distance 1 : 4 Miles - 7 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 250 Meters 

From your hotel, you will start your walk towards the village of Castellar. A typical village in the heart of the mountains, you can stop by for a drink in one of its cafés. From there, you will take a path down to Menton and its old town. You will then reach the city for an afternoon visit before getting back to your hotel.

Day 6 :   End of your trip

After breakfast at the hotel, your trip ends. You will have the opportunity to take some time in the streets of Menton.

Average / Day : Distance : 11.20 Km / 6.80 Miles - Elevation gain : 480.00 Meters

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Day : 1, 2

La Chapelle St Gervais is an ancient farmhouse, renovated in a charming and peaceful charming Bed & Breakfast, in the heart of the mountains, with a beautiful garden. Located outside the village of Sospel. they propose a delicious home-made "table d'hote" dinner !

Day : 3, 4

Perched high above the Mediterranean - though there are no bells and whistles - the modest rooms have been modernized, and the fellow walkers' ambiance here is made extremely warm and friendly by Georges & Marie-Rose. At the restaurant, you'll find the same atmosphere, and be careful what you order: the portions are set for even the most famished walker!

Day : 5

Modern and sleek, the Princess Richmond is a boutique hotel of 44 rooms, set within an arm's reach of the Mediterranean. It is ideally located facing the Mediterranean sea, in the centre of the Baie du Soleil. The rooms are all air-conditioned and comfortable. On the 7th floor, you will enjoy the large panoramic terrace, with a view stretching from Italy to Cap-Martin, equipped with a sun lounges, and a jacuzzi. It's the perfect base from which to explore the French Riviera, and from its prettiest town: Menton!



Roadbook for Discovery allows you to travel freely with all the information you need for your trip: Stages, points of interest, itineraries with interactive guidance, travel documents.

All in offline mode, you download your file before leaving, then you have all the information necessary for your trip. (Phone not provided).


Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...


  • 5 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • 2 picnics
  • Day 1 :  only for the BB Chapelle st Gervais => transfer from Sospel train station to the guest house
  • Day 2 : transfer from Sospel > Breil, start of the walk
  • Day 3 : transfer from Sospel > Castillon pass, start of the walk
  • Day 5 : transfer from St Agnes > Castellar, start of the walk 
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • Guidance Application (phone not provided)
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Day 1 : Train to the start of the tour in Sospel
  • Day 6 : Train tickets to the start of the extra walks
  • All lunches not noted-included in your itinerary
  • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • SINGLE supplement

Informations & Recommendations

Arrival city is Avignon by train, from there we transfer you to Baux de Provence by taxi. Paris CDG airport to Avignon: 3 hours. Return transfer from Gordes to Avignon rail station included - allow 1 hour.

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1010 € 220 € 1645 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

This tour is not available in December, January and February


Guidance Application Included
Hiking Roadbooks Included
Travelbook Included

Services available

Services available
Cancelation insurance 6%

Bot scann is mandatory