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Provence to the French Riviera Walking & Hiking Tour

Aix-en-Provence to St-Tropez & Cannes

Inspiration may strike at any moment. As you hike on majestic Mont Ste-Victoire. As you stroll from one picturesque village to the next. As you lounge in luxury by the Mediterranean Sea. Picasso and Cézanne felt it. So did Matisse and Renoir. Even Bardot met her match as a muse. Maybe it's the sun-kissed palette, the soft light or the coastal joie de vivre. There's just something about the French Riviera.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

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Start Aix-en-Provence / End Cannes or Nice

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Linger in bustling cafés along the grand tree-lined streets of old-town Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Paul Cézanne
  • Gaze at the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and chic sunny beach scenes in iconic St-Tropez and Cannes
  • Hike quiet trails through perched villages and varied landscapes, including vineyards, woodlands and coastal wilds
  • Cruise on a private charter boat to Cannes, whose streets brim with stars during its world-famous annual film festival
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
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Days 1-2

Start your journey in the south of France in Aix-en-Provence, an artists' paradise and classic Provençal town | Walk through the softly hued landscape that inspired Paul Cézanne | Admire vistas of sparkling Zola Lake and grand Mont Ste-Victoire | Hike along the legendary mountain for panoramic views of the verdant valley below | Relax at our elegant hotel while taking in the sunset—aperitif in hand, mais oui!

Les Lodges
Les Lodges
Le Tholonet
| Premiere Hotel

Nestled within a lovely park and watched over by the Sainte-Victoire Mountain, this hotel offers impressive views of the Aix countryside and a Michelin-starred restaurant. (pool, spa)

Days 3-4

Welcome to the incomparable French Riviera! | Follow a gently rolling route above the coastline through lush vineyards and green forests | Visit picturesque villages perchés (perched villages) on a sun-washed balcony trail | Walk from charming Gassin, a member of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, to medieval Ramatuelle | Hike along Le Sentier du Littoral, one of the world's most scenic footpaths | Admire the sea's azure color from trails along Cap Lardier and Cap Taillat | Explore rocky outcroppings with unique flora and fauna, including nearly 80 different bird species | Experience the charms of an evening in luxurious St-Tropez.

Hotel Villa Belrose
Althoff Hôtel Villa Belrose
Gassin

Airy and elegant, this gorgeous property features a terraced patio and overlooks St-Tropez and the Mediterranean coastline. (pool, spa)
 

Days 5-6

Be captivated by classic scenes of St-Tropez—brightly colored parasols, luxury yachts, chic beachgoers and sensational natural wonders | Stroll through the many art galleries in this enchanting former fishing village | Take a private charter boat ride along the coast to Cannes, the Côte d'Azur's glamorous and star-studded town | Learn about Cannes's history on a walking tour or spend a final morning on a private beach à la Brigitte Bardot.

Hotel Barriere Le Majestic
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic
Cannes
| Premiere Hotel

Splendid in décor and location, this seaside property is a celebrity favorite and features chic rooms with balconies overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. (pool, spa) 
 

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles* | 2100 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 300 ft. gain
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Boat Ride to Cannes (1 hour)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 100 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

Note: Our routes follow rocky mountain trails, village walkways, country and seaside paths with some stone steps.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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