Riviera Rambling - Walking and Hiking on the French Riviera
Riviera Rambling is a site dedicated to walkers, hikers and ramblers who would like to discover or get to know better the beautiful landscape of the French Riviera. There are many published guides in French and in English describing paths of differing degrees of difficulty and length - e.g. the excellent Les Guides Randoxygene available from Tourist Informtion Offices. The other essential tools are the IGN maps 1:25,000 which you can buy separately or as part of a DVD which contains maps of the whole region.
With all these resources at hand why do we need a website? Well the idea of the site is to help promote the region, and its country side and highlight routes that may not be in the published journals. It 's also a means for individuals to share their favourite walks, by logging into the site and posting details, to make it easier for others to follow.
Walking and Hiking directions, details and difficulty
In the map below you will see where the walks are relative to the major towns on the Riviera. Click on an icon and a summary of the walk is shown. If you like the look of it, click on the link to the full web page, with directions to the walk, pictures etc. Or download the Google Earth file and load it in Google Earth and make a 3D tour by pressing the play button.
I have been mentioning the GRs in many of our walks as part of the route has been shared with one of them. For clarification I have now done a category on the GRs in the area, GR4, GR5, GR51, GR52 GR510 and 52A to show where they are in relation with our walks.
Riviera Rambling turns 40
After a summer break with a cottage renovation - Riviera Rambling is back in action. The aim is to get as many walks in before the high passes are closed - so we are heading north! hope you like the new walks Happy Rambling!