Away from the super yachts and celebrity villas, the French Riviera is renowned for its beautiful natural coastline, wild, lavender-scented landscapes and ancient hilltop villages where life continues at a relaxed pace.
To provide a new insight into this delightful region, Footprint Holidays has launched a flexible programme of guided or self-guided walking holidays and is offering discounts on bookings made before the end of December 2012 for 2013 holidays.
The Balcons d’Azur walk takes in the stunning coastline between Menton and Nice, as well as several medieval villages such as La Turbie, where centuries-old Roman remains overlook the port of Monaco, and Sainte-Agnès, one of the Plus Beaux Villages of France, which clings to a rock among high peaks.
Further inland, the Vallée des Merveilles itinerary in the Mercantour National Park guides walkers through a series of rugged mountain trails close to the French-Italian border while centuries of history are revealed in the stone-built hilltop villages of the Perched Villages of the Roya Valley walk.
Exploring Provence by foot is an incomparable way to discover the wildlife, landscape, culture and history of the region. Footprint Holidays arranges for luggage to be transported between accommodation and provides walkers with detailed FootNotes© walking notes, leaving them free to spend each day discovering the region at their own pace as they move from one destination to another.