Hiking on the French Riviera

The Alpes-Maritimes, the Var and the landscape of the Alpes de Haute Provence are full of hiking trails, for experienced hikers or with children.




Alpes de Haute Provence

Hiking between land and see

If you are looking for an activity that will make you discover the Côte d’Azur region off the beaten track during your holidays, the many mountain areas of the department are the perfect places for it. Discover the mountains of the Mercantour National Park for a day. With different levels of difficulty, the trails will make you discover every corner of the region, between lakes and picturesque hideaways. On your way, have a stop by some of the last cheese farms in the area, to take with you a typical french gourmet souvenir of your getaway. Be careful, you could cross during your hike some wild animals: chamois, marmots, or even a wolf! On the Var side, discover the Estérel Massif, a well-known hiker site for its breathtaking views, easily accessible from the road. The particularity of its spaces is due to the lack of elevation they’re offering, but that does not spoil the view of the Mediterranean Sea. With typical Provençal vegetation, colorful bits of rock and a view between land and sea, the Esterel is the best place to offer a relaxing and sporting parenthesis.