Hiking and walking


Hikes in the Alpes-Maritime region can generally be split into two categories: coastal and mountain. The coastal routes are all very accessible and mostly very easy, more like strolls than hikes, but still worth doing for the unbeatable views of the coastline and access to fabulous beaches along the way. The mountain trails take a little more effort to get to, but many can be reached by bus or train. They are a great way to explore the terrain behind Antibes and the many medieval villages that are dotted around the countryside.

Seaside strolling comes into a league of its own with these beautifully scenic walks along the seafronts of some of the most iconic Riviera resorts. The Sentier Littoral (meaning coastal footpaths in French) is a network of easily navigable and not too demanding routes that cover beautiful stretches of the Cote d’Azur. All the paths are clearly signposted and easy to follow, ideal for leisurely sightseeing or a family day out.

The mountains that overlook Antibes are riddled with trails, some better signposted than others. You can pick up hiking maps and trails guides in most book shops or in the tourist information office of the particular town. They mostly start off from pretty little villages that you may not otherwise think to visit; some such as Gorges du Loup, Gorbio and Asprement are easy to reach by public transport, others such as Gourdon take a little more effort but are well worth it.