Esterel Hike

Esterel Hike

Combine hiking and an interpretative guide on this scenic hike in the Esterel Mountains.

Your instructor/guide and minivan will be waiting for you pier side, to depart on this memorable hiking journey. Travel approximately 45 minutes, along the coastal road to the trailhead in the Esterel Mountains. There are 14,000 hectares spanning the Esterel massif that are protected by the National Forestry Office and the Conservatoire du littoral. Admire the amazing scenery as you hike viewing the range's volcanic peaks rising out of the sea like pointed fingers with a dash of colored red bricks. Their burned red colors sharply contrast against the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea.

Upon arrival at the trailhead, follow the guide along a natural path, becoming immersed in the peaceful setting and awestruck by the Esterel Mountain range. Discover a great variety of flora of the Esterel. You will be hiking on the adret (southern slope), which is very sunny and dry, covered with typical Mediterranean vegetation that has had to adapt to limit evapotranspiration (glazed and leathery leaves, etc.). The northern slope of the massif (ubac) is cooler and humid (microclimate quite close to the alpine type with the presence of ferns, holly, heather, etc.). The vegetation had to adapt to very poor soils: volcanic soils, hard and acidic, therefore not very degradable and washed away by the rains. Located on the border of the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes, between Saint-Raphaƫl and Mandelieu-la-Napoule, it is a protected site classified Natura 2000. The highest peak of the Esterel Massif reaches an elevation of a little more than 2,000 feet. Your hike of the Esterel range will be approximately 2 hours and light snacks (water, juice, fruit & cereal bars) will be provided along the way.

Notes: The hiking distance is approximately 6 KM (3.7 miles), and 270 Meters (885feet) up & down. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and good hiking/walking shoes. Participants should be in good physical condition. This tour involves extensive walking on hilly, rocky and uneven terrain. Walking sticks are available onboard for your use on this tour. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Frejus

Duration: 4 hours

Current Price: 269 USD