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Esteral Massif guided hiking tour

Join the UIMLA mountain leader Fabrice in a half or full day hike in the Esteral Massif. Enjoy impressive sea views and discover the Mediterranean flora trough amazing trails for all levels and all year round!

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1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


It will be my pleasure to guide you trough the Esteral Massif. A hiking tour for all levels, all year round!

The Esteral Massif is a volcanic massif located in the southeast of France, on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. This mountain range also covers the southeast of Var as well as a small section of the Alpes-Maritimes.

The Esteral Massif represents an amazing region for the enjoyment of hiking tours, especially in spring and autumn. During the winter, it is a perfect place for snowshoeing trips as well. In fact, it is one of the few places in Europe where you can hike all year round, except in July and August because of the high temperatures.

One of the main reasons why I like to take my clients to this place is because of the exceptional sea views. During the hikes around the Esteral Massif you’ll also witness the stunning landscapes of Iles de Lérins in the Bay of Cannes, Mandelieu la Napoule and Saint-Raphaël, among others. Furthermore, in the twilight hours you can see how the the soft orange sunlight illuminates the red stones. And with the blue sea as background, such a scenery will leave you an unforgettable memory of this hiking trip.

The trails in the Esteral Massif will take you trough a wild forest full of native flora. The secret paths will make you discover cork oaks, eucalyptus, heather and cistus. Moreover, during the month of February the mimosa is the main star of the environment, especially on the heights of Mandelieu.

Let me also recommend you the hike to the Pic du Cap Roux. This trek has several hiking options and can be combined with, for example, a great summit attack to Pic de l’Ours. In addition to that, we can end the day with a nice dinner on the beach.

Then, I’d like to share with you some of the most outstanding places of the Esteral Massif where we can go and have a really nice hiking time. You can choose a half-day tour as well as a full-day one. That will depend on your wishes and times. Also remember that I can plan a custom trip according to your physical and technical level.

So, I can guide you trough the following sites:

  • Tour les Suvières and Marsaou in Mandelieu la Napoule,

  • Caldeira de Maure Vieil in Mandelieu la Napoule,

  • Notre Dame d’Afrique or Tour Monts de Théoules,

  • Maure Vieil,

  • Peaks of the Big Cranes,

  • Rock of Monges in Theoule sur Mer,

  • Agay,

  • The Vallon of Malinfernet,

  • Cap du Dramont,

  • The Mont Vinaigre.

Don’t forget to bring hiking boots, a backpack, warm fleece, wind jacket, a bottle of water, sunglasses and sunscreen. It will be also necessary to have some snacks to eat, as chocolate or cereal bars.

As a mountain leader with a vast experience in this region, it will be a honor for me to accompany you in this hiking tour. All you have to do is contact me so that we can discuss your preferences for this trip. I am here, waiting for you to come to the Esteral Massif!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Meeting point

We can meet in Grasse, Cannes, Antibes, Saint Laurent du Var or Nice and drive together to the starting point of the hike.

About the guide

My passion is hiking and it has been since I was a child. I am a Mountain Leader, ready to make you gain altitude!
My goal is to live adventures in a wild nature. And there are as many possibilities as varied landscapes and seasons!
Always looking for new spaces, privileged and authentic moments, a preserved and wild nature... It's above all about plenitude and contemplation, trying each time to understand the beauty of the sceneries.
I am a former lawyer, also ski patroller specialized in nivology and meteorology. I cross the massif ski touring during the winter for my own pleasure.


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What people are saying about Fabrice Henon

Sergey Chelyadinskiy


June, 2018

Прекрасно проведенное время в компании отличного гида! Всего в 2 часах от Ниццы открывается совершенно другой мир . Огромное спасибо Фабрису за удивительные места и подробные объяснения !!!



June, 2016

I booked a tour with Fabrice on late May, definitely the highlight of my holiday, we went on a hike around Casterino It was a relaxed hike with great sights of mountain forests and lakes, I got to see some of the local fauna and flora of the park, ibex, marmots, chamois, although not as much as they would be in the area, possibly because of the wolfs (we saw some footprints). Overall it is a great way to see the surroundings. I would definitely recommend Fabrice as a guide for your next hike!



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