About me, Yann
Sporty and loving nature and meetings, I have been welcoming guests for several years via Airbnb. I propose to the more athletic this escapade that pleases a lot. I regularly jog between Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer and I created this course on the 11 km of trails offered by the park. This course combines forest and seaside, a sports side, a cultural side, a swim at sea and a picnic with a traditional sandwich of Nice, pan bagnat.
What we’ll do
We will discover at your own pace either by walking or running, in a green setting, then by the sea, a course combining monuments and breathtaking views. The route extends from the Col de Villefranche to the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, passing by the Mont Alban which separates Nice from Villefranche-sur-Mer. Arriving at the summit of the Mont, we will admire a fort and the view of the city of Nice and the peninsula of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Then, we will go down to discover the city and the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, picnic and swim. The experience can stop on the beach after swimming.
We will have traveled about 5 km on 150 m of elevation gain, discovered several monuments and enjoyed breathtaking views. For the more sporty, after swimming, we will take a pedestrian path by the sea to return to Nice is about 5 km further. Possibility of photo memories of excellent quality on request.
What else you should know
The return to Nice by train or bus, is your responsibility. For athletes, the experience will continue on foot via the Sentier du Littoral to Garibaldi. Wear comfortable shoes.
What is provided
- Picnic break with the famous Pan-bagnat or a sandwich on the Mont Alban or the beach. I make “pan-bagnat” myself in the morning and complete the snack with fruits bought by passing the Marché Libération in Nice.
- The return to Nice by train or bus, is your responsibility. For athletes, the experience will continue on foot via the Coastal Path to Garibaldi if I have no other personal or professional obligations.
- Equipment: Be equipped with comfortable shoe (avoid slick sole), take small bag with sunscreen, hat, towel, jersey and 1 liters of water.
We will climb to the highest point of the Forest Park of the Mount-Boron which offers a view of Nice and the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Then we will go through the place called “L’Escalier de verre”. We will discover the village of Villefranche-sur-Mer, the historic port of Darse, the Citadel and finally the Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Meeting place: In front of the church “Notre Dame du Port”
By tram, get off at the stop “Garibaldi” and go down the Cassini Street to the Port. The church is at number 8 on the island beauty place.
There are 5 places availablefor this walk. The group can be privatized for a couple or friends. If you are alone, you can meet other travelers and get to know each other during the walk …
Criteria for participation
You have to be able to walk about 8 kms
Who can participate
Walkers aged 18 and over can participate.