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Liguria anf the French Riviera – Hiking tour - Scnic coastlines with a touch of glamour - 6 Days

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- Soak up the charming flair of Sanremo and detour to Monaco
- Visit to a traditional citrus garden including tasting
- Wine tasting in the medieval village of Dolceacqua
 
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Day 1: Arrival on the Riviera of Flowers

Day 2: From Andora to Cervo
- Follow the panoramic mountain crest route above the Riviera of Flowers.
- Hike from Andora to the medieval village of Cervo to enjoy stunning views of the two valleys and the sea.
- Relax with a cappuccino in the charming setting of the picturesque village.
Today’s hike promises fantastic views from the panoramic crest route above the Riviera of Flowers. We will set out from the modern resort of Andora following minor roads until we reach the ancient trading route which leads into Piedmont. Our route which is flanked by Mediterranean macchia opens out to reveal stunning views of the two valleys below. We make our way to Cervo, a charming village which is known for its beautiful baroque church. Once an important centre of coral fishing, Cervo is now a popular tourist destination. Enjoy some free time and have a cappucino on a panoramic cafe terrace.
Hiking time: 3.5 hours
Vertical height difference: 400m
Degree of difficulty: easy to moderate


Day 3: Menton and Monaco
- We detour into France today, enjoying a gentle hike from the citrus-town of Menton to the Principality of Monaco.
- Explore the central district of Monte Carlo and soak up the chic atmosphere in this playground of the rich and famous.
- Stroll through picturesque Eze and visit the Fragonard perfume factory.
A beautiful hiking path leads from Menton to the Principality of Monaco. The route to Roquebrune is dedicated to the famous architect Le Corbusier. Once in Monaco we will explore chic Montecarlo on foot. We will take in the main sights including the stunning j Japanese gardens, the famous Casino, Cathedral and Prince’s Palace. On our return to Italy, we will make a short stop in the village of Eze, which is not just a pretty village which lends itself to a pleasant walk but is also the location of the Fragonard perfume factory which we will visit.
Hiking time: 3.5 hours
Vertical height difference: 100m
Degree of difficulty: easy


Day 4: Albenga, Alassio and the citrus world
- In the morning we visit a traditional citrus garden to learn all about the secrets of the ancient art of lemon cultivation.
- After a walk through the citrus groves we enjoy samples of delicious homemade marmalades and other local delicacies
- We follow in the footsteps of the Ancient Romans as we make our way from the walled town of Albenga to Alassio, where we can relax on the beautiful seaside promenade.
A visit to a traditional citrus garden this morning will give us an insight into the ancient art of citrus fruit cultivation. A pleasant walk through the fragrant citrus groves will be followed by a tasting of some of their delicious homemade marmalades.
We will then set off along the ancient Roman Road, the Via Julia Augusta, which once connected Rome with Spain. Departing from the impressive medieval old town of Albenga with its hundred towers, we will follow a path which yields traces of the original Roman road until we reach the Belvedere of the Santa Croce Church. Once here we begin our climb up to the famous resort town of Alassio, where we will explore the old town and its landmark ‘‘Budello“, a narrow street running parallel with the promenade featuring many shops and pleasant cafés.
Hiking time: 3 hours
Vertical height difference: 100m
Degree of difficulty: easy


Day 5: The hinterland of Dolceacqua and Sanremo
- Our final day trip takes us to the peaceful Ligurian hinterland.
- We hike through the tranquil olive groves and vineyards around medieval Dolceacqua and its iconic castle.
- After exploring the narrow streets and steep stairways of the old town we enjoy a tasting of the local Rossese wine
- Our day ends with free time in San Remo, to explore the main town on the Riviera of Flowers
Today’s hike begins in the pretty medieval town of Dolceacqua. This town, characterised by its narrow streets and steep stairways, revealing enchanting courtyards as they lead up to the castle complex. Artists and other artisans abound creating a lively atmosphere. Following our visit we make our way along centuries-old farmers’ tracks and stop at a local winery for a tasting. We then follow gentle paths through the fields back to Dolceacqua, before enjoying some free time in the afternoon to explore cosmopolitan Sanremo.
Hiking time: 4 hours
Vertical height difference: 500m
Degree of difficultyRating: middle

Day 6: Departure

 

 

 

Inclusions

5 x nights accommodation with buffet breakfast
1 x welcome drink
1 x 3-course evening meal with set menu
3 x 3-course evening meals with choice of starter and main course
1 x traditional 3-course candlelit evening dinner
Salad buffet with all evening meals

1 x cappuccino in medieval Cervo
1 x picnic lunch
1 x visit to the Fragonard perfume factory
1 x visit to a citrus garden and tasting of homemade marmalade
1 x wine tasting accompanied by local delicacies
4 x English-speaking hiking tour guides
1 Pair of ACTIVO hiking poles

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03-19-2022 - 10-08-2022 | 6 Days

Hotel Villa Igea ***

 
Details
  • per person in double/twin room
    299 €
  • per person in double/twin room WITH GROUNDED TRANSPORT
    499 €

Additional Services

  • Single room supplement
    69 €

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