France on foot holiday savings

  • Alpes Maritimes walk in France- village on the route
  • Alpes Maritime walk - village of Saorge
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    Leading self-guided walking tour operator, On Foot Holidays, is offering savings with 10 per cent off of their top European walking routes.

    A seven-night Alpes Maritimes Walk takes travellers on a spectacular trek through the mountainous hinterland of the French Riviera, known for its pristine villages, impressive mountains, fine food, and wildlife including chamois, ibex, wild sheep and boar.

    Hikers stay at a series of family-run B&Bs and character-filled inns and hotels, with luggage transferred between each night’s accommodation so hikers can explore unencumbered on foot. Along the way, they can recharge with authentic French cuisine sourced from local produce.

    After a scenic rail journey from Nice, the walk begins in the medieval village of La Brigue, with its winding alleyways and historic houses. They spend days exploring on foot through ancient hill villages such as Saorge, Granile, Berghe and Breil.

    The journey through woodlands towards the sea takes walkers to the sleepy, mountain-top village of Sainte Agnes. The walk finishes in the beautiful Riviera town of Menton, where travellers can stroll streets lined with lemon trees, visit the town’s famous gardens and enjoy local cuisine at one of the town’s harbourside restaurants.

    The route can be walked from April through to October, and is medium in difficulty, with four to seven hours of walking each day.

    If walkers add on another of On Foot Holidays’ walking routes to their European holiday, they can save 10 per cent on the lower-priced hike.

    Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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