The coastal path from Nice to Villefranche
A beautiful walk
Small zoom on a very beautiful coastal path of the Alpes Maritimes. With a frame very different from what we know of the French Riviera (crowded beaches, mass tourism) Let’s discover together the natural places of our beautiful region.
Directions of the seaside between Nice and Villefranche-sur-mer
Located between Nice and Villefranche. A very beautiful place that allows nature and sport lovers to walk along the creeks.
1,4km of secure and sportive hiking: a pure happiness. Unknown to tourists, the inhabitants of Nice particularly appreciate the view of the bay from the trail.
The coastal path is also named the ‘path of the customs officers’. It starts in Nice and leads to the city of Villefranche sur mer.
It is necessary for a day plan: 3.5 hours walk. Count 2 hours to make the walk from the port of Nice to the port of Villefranche.
There is a lot of walking especially for sportive people! If you decide not to make the round trip, you can also choose to take the trail a little later to walk for about an hour.
How to get there
Two ways: from Coco-Beach and the beach of La Réserve, we follow the road from the seaside on the sidewalk to the small garden F. Rainaud, the path of the Cap de Nice.
Take the departure on Coco Beach to Villefranche (1,5 hours walk) and once in Villefranche: return by train to Nice Riquier in 5 minutes
This walking path which is accessible to all, offers superb views of the bay of Nice and its turquoise water.
No need to be an experienced sportsman but still… in good condition ! Prefer rather to make this walk in the morning. The sun is very strong even in winter at noon.
This coastal path allows us to get out of the traditional tourist circuits. A unique and exceptional place. It is very badly indicated and little known, but absolutely to be done. There are indeed creeks in the Alpes Maritimes, secret but well existing.
For an absolute day dream, book a table at l'oursin Bleu in Villefranche sur Mer. If you want a table by the sea you need to book for Midday sharp and be on time.
Not the cheaper, but it worth !