French Riviera Village Hike: Eze, La Turbie, Peille

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Discover the awe inspiring French Riviera villages on an amazing hiking adventure that will take you to Eze, La Turbie and Peille!

1 Day

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Occasional

All Levels


Highlights

  • Amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea and of the Alps at the same time.
  • Exploration of gorgeous little villages with Medieval Herritage.
  • Close to Nice and Monaco.

Description

This one-day hike will take you to visit some of the famous French Riviera villages away from the crowds!

We will begin from Eze, a village perché that is located on top of a hill between Nice and Monaco. It is built 427 meters (1,401 feet) above sea level and is often referred to as ‘The Eagle’s Nest’. You will understand why once you catch sight of the amazing views that you will appreciate on this tour!


After getting to know this lovely spot in the French Riviera, we will arrive at another village called Peille, which was one of the most important villages in the Middle Ages. While walking around the old cobblestone streets, I will tell you some old stories about the South of France.

On this tour, I will pick you up in Nice (or other nearby cities) and we will make different stops for the hikes and visits. I will adapt the hikes to your level and skills. These hikes will allow you to admire gorgeous views of the French Riviera and the surrounding villages.

Details

Meeting point

Meeting point can be in Nice or any place around (Villefranche Sur Mer, Beaulieu, Monaco,Eze)

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Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Walking boots. Breathable Jacket. Micro fleece and mountain tee shirt (if possible avoid cotton tee-shirts). Cap. Water (1 liter/pers). Sunglasses and sunscreen. Warm clothes and vest in the winter. Your picnic.


About the guide

I am a hiking guide (International Mountain Leader) who has been working all over France (including Provence and the Alps), Italy and Portugal since 2001. I speak fluent English due to my frequent trips to Taos Ski Valley (in New Mexico, USA where my family runs a great hotel and ski school), and my hiking trips in the American Southwest.

I live mainly in Nice (French Riviera), but I also move all over the Alps working in different alpine valleys. I often visit Martinique (French Caribbean island), where I enjoy rainforest and tropical hikes.

When I´m not guiding, I also work as a photographer, and like to climb, ski, play tennis, or kitesurf in my spare time. Additionally, I really enjoy botany and history.

I can guide you for a half day or for as many days as you like. I´ll take you to discover my favourite French Riviera alpine region, and the wild and large Mercantour National Park (counting 8 different valleys) near Nice, Monte Carlo and Cannes.

In my region we can enjoy the Mediterranean landscape at sea level. As we move into higher altitudes, we will discover alpine lakes, larch or pine forests, orchids and alpine flowers, open meadows, spectacular medieval perched villages and old baroque chapels and churches, with great historic value.

We can also discover the hiking hotspots in Provence such as Calanques National Park, Verdon gorges, Sainte Victoire and the Var region, with Saint Tropez a particular highlight.

I also love to hike in Italy in the very famous world heritage Cinque Terre (the amazing national park of the "Five Lands"), or in Liguria near San Remo.

And finally, I always enjoy taking my guests to the northern Alps: to Chamonix and Mont Blanc´s amazingly large panoramas or to the great Vanoise National Park, the largest in the heart of French Alps.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 310 Each

Group of 2

EUR 181 Each

Group of 3

EUR 124 Each

Group of 4

EUR 93 Each

Group of 5

EUR 78 Each

Group of 6

EUR 68 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Clean drinkable water

- Snacks

Price details

UMLIA Guide fee, a little snack and extra water if needed.

Pick up from Nice and transfer to hiking departure is included (pick up from Cannes, Antibes +60, Monaco + 80) for 6 persons maximum.

Picnic can be provided for 15 €/pers.

Pick-up may be proposed from Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo or any other French Riviera city (please contact us for more informations).




 

 

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