French Riviera walking holiday, France

A week of walking the coastal trails and Mediterranean footpaths close to Menton as part of a small group. Train or bus rides help access trail heads at high altitude.
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Price
£1649To£1749including UK flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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From £1399 - £1449 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement £385.
Minimum age 16.
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Description of French Riviera walking holiday, France

As you can imagine there’s nothing more relaxing than being outdoors and active on a French Riviera walking holiday. France is undoubtedly blessed with an inordinate amount of variety when it comes to scenery and landscapes which is why this French Riviera walking holiday makes the most of Menton, on the border with Italy, overlooking the Mediterranean.

Menton is one of those French Riviera walking holiday destinations that you may never have heard of but will probably never forget with lush gardens, twinkling marinas and beach resorts providing an incredibly scenic base from where to get out and explore.

As many of the trails featured within this week-long French Riviera walking holiday itinerary start from Menton, as well as starting just a short bus or train ride away, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to become acquainted with the area as well as hiking at altitude after no distance at all.

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Price information

£1649To£1749including UK flights
Convert currency:
From £1399 - £1449 excluding flights.
Optional single supplement £385.
Minimum age 16.
Make enquiry

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Holiday information

Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Activity:
Walking trips in general have a minimal impact on the environment as we use our own power to get around. Clients are briefed on managing food waste and other litter, which should be disposed of appropriately in respect of local recycling policies. We do believe in leaving no more than footprints although this tour actively encourages guests to talk to local people, visit local cafes and restaurants, use markets to purchase traditional gifts and crafts. The trip takes the group through small villages and towns in the French Riviera & Maritime Alps, with many small local businesses and artisans that are reliant on our commerce for their livelihood; clients are encouraged to sample local wares when possible.

Water:
Water is a really important issue with walking trips and whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital that we have a system for providing clean water without causing lots of waste with plastic bottles. Water can be provided for clients on all walking trips and water receptacles are recycled or reused where applicable. As tap water in the region is drinkable, clients will be encouraged to use tap water and to reuse plastic bottles, rather than buying bottled water.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

People

Accommodation and Meals:
The Hotel de Londres is a family-run hotel is ideally located only 25 metres from the sea front. The hotel is also locally staffed, providing valuable employment in the tourism industry on which the region depends. Fresh produce is sourced locally as much as possible and where meals are not provided, clients are encouraged to stop at local cafés on breaks. Local cafés are often seasonal and dependant on tourism, while providing valuable employment in areas where tourism is the principal, or only, employment option, particularly for younger people. Picnic lunches are sourced at local stores, and evening meals are often taken in nearby restaurants. Your guide will also introduce you to the colourful market in Menton, where they sell fresh focaccia, citrus fruit and vegetables etc.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

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