Walks & Gardens of the French Riviera

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5.0 Based on 22 Reviews
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  • Trekking
  • Hiking
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Menton, France
  • Ends Menton, France
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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  • Centre based in the heart of the Côte d’Azur
  • Coastal paths and mountain trails
  • Beautiful gardens and picturesque mountain villages
Starting and ending in Menton, the tour Walks & Gardens Of The French Riviera is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Sospel, Menton, La Turbie and 4 other destinations in France. Walks & Gardens Of The French Riviera is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport and others.

Located on the Franco-Italian border, on the edge of the warm Mediterranean sea, Menton is a delight for any visitor. It is easy to see how it earned its nickname 'The Pearl of France,' combining a city of gardens, seaport, beach resort and a paradise for hikers all rolled into one! With the Alpine chain dropping into the sea at the level of French/Italian border, it is also an ideal location for an Exodus guided walking holiday. Many of the trails start directly from the town and gain altitude in a short distance, offering some of the finest views of the French Riviera.
5 - Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 15 2018
5 - Excellent
“This was another delightful walking trip with a good group. The leader Jessica was born locally and is passionate about the history of her region, so that we now know all about the mountain paths along which the donkeys carried the salt over to Italy. Hotel Mediterranee is very comfortable, and close enough to the sea that we were able to have some lovely evening meals in a variety of French and Italian restaurants. on the front.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 23 2018
5 - Excellent
Walking French riverra
“Excellent guide, Sandrine. Exodus must retain her!!Routes, excellent variety, interest and length.Good hotel. Below average breakfast. I had a very good room, but too much vegetation outside window!! Very good roof top bar.Good transport.Flights, don't like late day flights.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 25 2018
4 - Very Good
Walking the French Riviera
“Stunning scenery. Walks a little slow as we stopped a lot to look at the flora but sufficiently challenging.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 17 2017
5 - Excellent
Walking The French Riviera 2017
“Perfect break away - good capable leader - perfect hotel and wonderful location in Menton. We had a good week and walked to some super places. We enjoyed great meals out in the evening and altogether with the super October weather experienced a truely wonderful holiday”
  • Day 1: Start Menton
  • Day 2: Walk to the Cap Martin Peninsula, visit Carnoles garden, bursting with colourful citrus trees; those that wish can explore the Palais Carnoles, an art museum with a priceless collection. 
  • Day 3: Discover Eze; visit the Exotic Garden. Walk down the Nietzche path to join Eze plage. 
  • Day 4: Train or bus to Carnoles; Walk to Roquebune. Take the ferry shuttle to cross Monaco Harbour; Discover Monaco old town. 
  • Day 5: Free day to explore Menton old town, take a trip to the chic principality of Monaco or visit one of the many exotic gardens in the area.
  • Day 6: Train to Villefranche bay; walk to Cap Ferrat and to Saint Hospice peninsula. 
  • Day 7: Optional visit to Serre de la Madone garden showcasing rare subtropical plants, followed by a visit to Sainte Agnes. 
  • Day 8: End Menton
  • 7 nights comfortable hotel with en suite facilities5 days centre-based walkingLow altitude throughoutAltitude maximum 751m, average 350m ,All breakfastsAll accommodation All transport and listed activitiesTour leader throughout (if booking incl. flights)
  • Any international flights to/from Menton are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Walks & Gardens of the French Riviera tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walks & Gardens of the French Riviera tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 30 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 September 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walks & Gardens of the French Riviera tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Walks & Gardens of the French Riviera tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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