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French Riviera Mountain Adventures

By Jodi R, Germany, August 2011

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You may think of the French Riviera as a place of gorgeous sunshine, glamorous beaches and azure waters, but there’s plenty of activity in the nearby mountains to satisfy even the biggest thrill seekers. The peaks of the Alpes d’Azur are more than just a spectacular backdrop to the beach, they offer a range of action adventures from mountain biking and pony trekking to white water rafting and something absolutely terrifying (for anyone with a fear of heights) called a “Via Ferrata.”

The Alps d’Azur offer 4000km of hiking paths from the coastline to the hinterland, graded for every possible level of fitness and walking endurance. Take the high road on a “Grande Randonnée” itinerary, and find yourself sleeping in magnificent settings overnight in various mountain refuges and cottages to really get close to the natural landscape. 

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our French Riviera Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in French Riviera. Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of La Colmain.

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